Here is the simple way to reset the waste ink counter on Epson L850 printer by yourself, you don’t should be bring it to the stores and it also fix the printer’s issue like not working and the blinking red light problem “The printer’s ink pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson support”.
The Waste Ink Counter Overflow is a common error in the Epson L850 printer as well as almost of Epson printer.
Most of them has this problem and let’s watch out some following signals. When your printer stops working and appear the message on the screen “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support” and the red light is continuously blinking.
Now you can conclude that your Epson L850 printer is having the Waste Ink Counter Overflow however you can solve this error according to our instruction.
What is the Waste Ink Counter on Epson L850 Printer? How can you fix?
Before you look for the reason of the Waste Ink counter on Epson L850 printer, you need to sure that your Epson printer has this error and also other same errors. You completely realize this error based on these signals below.
How to realize the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson L850 printer
These are 3 steps to sure that your Epson L850 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 L850 Resetter and also WIC RESET TOOL then connect with the computer by USB cable, connect computer to the internet, then choose the Epson L850 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 L850 Waste ink counter? What is Epson L850 Waste ink pad?
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 L850 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 and also Waste Ink Counter.
What is Epson L850 Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson L850 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 should be RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
The overflowing ink can make the printer dirty and be broken down so the waste ink tray prevents this problem by this flowing process, before the waste ink is full and can be overflowed, the waste ink counter overflow to guarantee the printer’s safety.
So when the waste ink counter is full, you can’t print anymore and you will receive the notification about the full waste ink counter.
There are a lot of waste ink counters in Epson L850 printer therefore if one of them is more than 100%, the printer will stop printing and all you need is resetting the waste ink counter back to 0% as well as clean the waste ink tray.
How to avoid the waste ink pad overflowing.
If you use the Epson L850 printer regularly, this problem will usually happen in your Epson printer so you should use some skills in resetting process to prevent overflowing waste ink.
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 have to 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 tray 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 L850.
Reset Epson L850 printer Waste ink counter instruction
Step 1: Download Epson L850 resetter and install
You can download by click on one of these links:
– Download Epson L850 resetter for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download Epson L850 resetter for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson L850 Resetter
How to setup WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Run Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
Then click “Next” to continue
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to setup Epson L850 resetter. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson L850 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 install Epson L850 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson L850 Resetter installation
Please wait. Installation has finished installing Epson L850 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson L850 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the Epson L850 Resetter Key with Paypal, VISA, Master Card and also Webmoney. ONE RESET KEY = $8.99 (One time reset only)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the reset key
Step 3: Step to steps to reset your Epson L850 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know how to reset your Epson L850 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson L850 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson L850 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.