anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

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Aristoc Senior Member • Posts: 2,706
anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

just wondered if anyone successfully replaced a full ink waste sponge by themselves and reset the printer status monitor for that?

FotoFan1959 Contributing Member • Posts: 602
Re: anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

Are you asking about any specific printer, brand?

I bought a used R2400 that turned out to be past its prime. It went over its counter soon after I bought it. I was able to convert the printer to an external waste tank. It would have been too much to take the printer apart and get the correct sponges. I bought some tubing at my hardware store and used a deli salad container as the tank.

I then reset the counter with the SSC Utility and have been printing happily ever since.

Matt

Aristoc OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,706
Re: anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

i was just wondering if anyone opened the waste ink part of the printer R2880. I downloaded the epson adjustment program and it shows how much of it is used up and you can reset it.

eric burrows Senior Member • Posts: 1,501
Re: anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

I have done an Epson 2200, tedious but not too difficult. Regularly replace the waste tank pads in my 7600.
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Zone8 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,661
Check this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwylF5dHgY4

There are a number of youtube.com videos. I have given link to one and that in turn will give links to others.

Note for anyone who has an Epson that does NOT have the SSC utility available for their model. Check this and use to link to your printer model for an alternative (and excellent) series of utilities that do all the the SSC utility does and more and as mentioned, for many models still not covered by the SSC one.

http://www.wasteink.co.uk/epson-ipr-reset/

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FotoFan1959 Contributing Member • Posts: 602
Re: Check this

Be careful that you do replace the pads or create an external tank before you reset the printer. If you reset the printer without doing anything else, it will go on printing, but at some point you will have ink running out of the printer on head cleanings.

Matt

Aristoc OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,706
Re: Check this

How do you change the ink pads? Epson will do this probably. But so far on the internet people are saying to attach tube and create an external waste bottle.

camerashy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
Re: Check this

Others may correct me if i'm wrong but having seen the YouTube video if you connect the tube up to the waste ink container there is then no need to replace the ink pads.

I'm not sure how you reset the printer could someone explain in easy steps please for Epson 1400.
Thanks
Dave

PS is the ink tube connected in some way to the ink pads or just lying on top of the pads

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Zone8 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,661
Re: Check this

camerashy wrote:

Others may correct me if i'm wrong but having seen the YouTube video if you connect the tube up to the waste ink container there is then no need to replace the ink pads.

I'm not sure how you reset the printer could someone explain in easy steps please for Epson 1400.

http://www.uploadcity.com/?f=12708893&t=Stylus_Photo_1400-EEE_by_OrTHoTaMiNe.rar&

Download and install, then select what action you want from the options as offers a wide range of options in maintenance terms, including resetting counters.

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camerashy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
Many Thanks Brian

will take a look and save the link just in case I need to do it sometime......best to be prepared!!
Thanks again
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Aristoc OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,706
Re: Many Thanks Brian

I have to double check my precise numbers but for the R2880 , the ink counter is set to a maximum of 225,000 units. I have had the printer for one week ( by the way, it is still on it's first set of ink cartridges and uses more ink during this initial priming) an my total counter was at approx. 600. This means, that my printer will stop and tell me it needs to go for service and have the ink pad changed , at my current printing rate (which is high right now) in seven years.

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Re: anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

I've had a 2100 for probably six years (it's the UK version of the 2200), and have never had to change any pads! Didn't even know it had them.
Jules

eric burrows wrote:

I have done an Epson 2200, tedious but not too difficult. Regularly replace the waste tank pads in my 7600.
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eric burrows Senior Member • Posts: 1,501
Re: anyone successfully replace an ink waste sponge >?

I don't have that printer any more but if my failing memory is correct there are about six flat sponges in the bottom of the printer. One thing I do remember clearly is that Epson had one less sponge than a complete set in stock so I had to use the least saturated of the existing ones to finish the job. If ever you have to do it download the instructions.
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Re: Many Thanks Brian

Aristoc wrote:

This means, that my printer will stop and tell me it needs to go for service and have the ink pad changed , at my current printing rate (which is high right now) in seven years.

So that's what is meant by the "Seven Year Itch" - your printer fails to come up to scratch!

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