This is the simple way to reset the waste ink counter on Epson Artisan 50 printer at home, you don’t need to bring it to the stores and it also fix the printer’s issue like not working and the red light blinking error “The printer’s ink pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson support”.
In case the Epson Artisan 50 printer has the waste ink counter overflow, you can fix it by yourself by using WIC Reset Tool to reset the waste ink counter of Epson Artisan 50 printer back to 0% then your printer can work again smoothly. This is a popular problem and this problem also happens regularly on Epson printer.
If you don’t know how to solve and you bring it to the guarantee store, you will have to pay a higher fee and waste a lot of time. So you should follow this post to know more and then you can fix it by yourself.
What is the Waste Ink Counter on Epson Artisan 50 Printer? How can you fix?
The users who use the Epson Artisan 50 printer nearly got on with this problem. Some of them waste a lot of money for fixing this problem. However, you can fix it on your own in case it has this problem after you check your printer carefully.
How to realize the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson Artisan 50 printer
These are 3 steps to sure that your Epson Artisan 50 printer is overflowed and also not:
– When Waste ink counter is overflowed, two red lights of the printer will blink continuously.
– Check the notifications of the computer if you see “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support” and also “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support” that means your waste ink counter is overflowed, you need to reset it back to 0% to continue using.
– Let’s download Epson Artisan 50 Resetter or WIC RESET TOOL then connect with the computer by USB cable, connect computer to the internet, then choose the Epson Artisan 50 printer on the Wicreset’s left sidebar then click “Read Waste Counters” to check the number of Waste Ink Counter. In case one of them is more than 100% that means your Waste Ink Counter is overflowed.
What is Epson Artisan 50 Waste ink pad? What is Epson Artisan 50 Waste ink counter?
Epson inkjet printers have inside a part of sponge for absorbing and collecting waste inks. It is called waste ink pad.
Ink is collected by waste ink pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs. While printhead cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad.
So one time it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore then the ink will leak from the bottom of the Epson Artisan 50 printer.
The printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this number into printer’s memory.
This number is called Protection Counter or Waste Ink Counter.
What is Epson Artisan 50 Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson Artisan 50 printer from Waste ink Pad, the waste ink counter may be overflowed and printer will stop.
Full waste ink counter is 100%. Overflow means that counters values are more than 100%. If one or two counters are overflow – you can’t print – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
After a long period of usage or you had used it for a large quantity of printing document, the printer will leave a lot of waste ink into Waste ink pad. If you don’t care about this problem, the waste ink tray will be full then the waste ink can be overflowed.
This affects other components and can make the Epson Artisan 50 printer be broken down. We can predict that case so Epson installed to make the Waste Ink Counter overflow soon to stop the printing procedure, this ensures that there is no waste ink which flows into the waste ink pad and prevent the waste ink from overflowing.
When one of the waste ink counters is overflowed, the printer will stop instantly. You have to clean the waste ink tray and also replace then reset Waste ink counter back to 0% to continue printing.
How to prevent the waste ink pad overflowing.
After you reset the waste ink counter back to 0% many times and the printers will go on working and let the waste ink flow into tray so the waste ink tray will be full soon and then overflow. This problem affect directly to printer so you need an useful solution to avoid the waste ink pad overflowing.
The professional method: you can create an open bottle that contains the waste ink to help it can contain more waste ink. Let’s see the picture below:
But you should be have some tools and your creativity. If you can’t do this, you can use this following way.
This way is very simple, when you reset the waste ink counter, you can dissemble the top of the waste ink tray then take the waste ink out, if you can let’s dissemble the sponge and clean it.
You also buy a new waste ink pad to replace.
The disadvantage of this way is you can forget to clean waste ink pad so the ink can be overflowed. This can be bad effect to the components of the Epson Artisan 50.
Reset Epson Artisan 50 printer Waste ink counter instruction
Step 1: Download Epson Artisan 50 resetter and setup
You are able to download by click on one of the links:
– Download Epson Artisan 50 resetter for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson Artisan 50 Resetter
How to setting up WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Open Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
After that click “Next” to continue
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to install WIC Reset Utility. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson Artisan 50 resetter in default folder, click Next to continue
After that, click Next when “Select Start Menu Folder” window appears, if you don’t want to create a start menu folder click on “Don’t create a Start Menu folder“.
Step 1.3: Click to check “Create a desktop shortcut” then click Next to continue setup Epson Artisan 50 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson Artisan 50 Resetter installation
Please wait. Installation has completed installing Epson Artisan 50 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson Artisan 50 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the Epson Artisan 50 Resetter Key with Paypal, VISA, Master Card or Webmoney. ONE RESET KEY = $8.99 (This is One Time Reset Key)
Step 2.1: Click here to go to Buy Page, or visit: https://resetkey.net/buy
Step 2.2: Enter the number of keys you want to buy in to Quantity box.
Step 2.3: Click on ADD TO CART button, then click Checkout with Paypal to pay the reset key and get the reset key from your email (You will receive the reset key in less than 10 seconds).
if you pay the reset key with Webmoney, please send money to WMZ Wallet: Z230787931543 then contact us (email@example.com) to get the reset key
Step 3: How to reset your Epson Artisan 50 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson Artisan 50 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson Artisan 50 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson Artisan 50 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.