Epson Stylus C66

  jim63 17:07 18 Oct 07
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Is it possible to remove waste ink pad and clean.
There is a long (which looks like a long pad) where cartridges run. It seems to be full of ink.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:30 18 Oct 07

Do you read German?

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:47 18 Oct 07

Printer companies set a “protection counter” on all printers , it’s an internal counter measuring the amount of ink wasted by head cleaning.

Reset the "protection counter" as well as clean the “waste ink pad overflow”.

1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer. Pry open the C40UX printer, careful not to break anything. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it apart; there are two-three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.

2. Next remove the two (2) waste ink pads. They are located at the back on the left hand side. I used the flat blade screwdriver to lift up the ink pads (they were soaked). Please use rubber gloves as it gets very messy.

3. Next wash them with just plain hot water until they are white again. I just let the hot water run on them (the pads are about three inches long).

4. Once washed dry them using a hair drier. (you could place it the sun for a few hours or on top of your heater or maybe in a heated oven; (make sure you do not set it on fire with too much heat).

5. Once dried place the pads back in the ink waste bin at the back of the printer.

6. Closed the printer cover and put back all the pieces and plug in the USB & power cable and turned it on. (Yes the lights are still flashing).

7. Go to this link and download this software: click here

8. Install the software and run it.

9. Select your printer and model number ( It only says C40 there is no UX, choose it anyway). It will ask if you replaced with new pads; say “YES”. Then close the window.

10. Now right click on the SSC service utility, it looks like a printer icon near your clock in the task bar.

11. Then click on reset counters. You can do all other stuff with this utility too.

12. Turn off the printer power and then turn it on again. If necessary un-plug the power cord from the back of the printer, wait 20 seconds. Plug it back in.

  jim63 18:18 18 Oct 07

Fruit Bat,
Thanks for the German but I can hardly speak good English. Is the c66 same as c40ux

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:41 18 Oct 07

It won't be much different I suspect.

  jim63 10:02 19 Oct 07

Have had a good look at my c66 and it seems different to what you describe. Is there a site for the c66

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:05 19 Oct 07

Not been able to find anything except the german one.

  FreeCell 12:30 19 Oct 07

Not by any means a perfect trnslation but should be good enough to understand the main points of the instructions and guide to the photos.

Post the website address given by Fruit Bat in to click here?

Choose German to English translation

  jim63 12:41 19 Oct 07

Thanks folks. I learn something every day about internet. Will let you know how I get on.

  jim63 14:49 23 Oct 07

C66 still looks different as to the C40. Is there not instructions for C66.

  Pamy 15:03 23 Oct 07

click here

this may help

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