How to repaire Epson R245 printer red light flashing and appear the error message “The printer’s ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact the Epson Support” by using WIC Reset Tool (or Epson R245 RESSETTER) and Wic Reset Key.
In case the Epson R245 printer has the waste ink counter overflow, you can repair it by yourself by resetting the waste ink counter of Epson R245 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 fix and you bring it to the guarantee store, you will have to pay a high fee and waste a lot of time. So you should follow this post to learn more and then you can fix it by yourself.
What is the Waste Ink Counter on Epson R245 Printer? How can you fix?
Before you look for the reason of the Waste Ink counter on Epson R245 printer, you have to sure that your Epson printer has this error or other same errors. You completely realize this problem based on these signals below.
How to know that the Waste Ink Counter printer is overflowed
Let’s check your Epson R245 printer carefully based on these steps below:
– When the printer suddenly stops working, it may seem that your printer is having Waste Ink Counter Overflow but there are a lot of others such as paper jam.
– Make sure by checking the Epson R245 printer’s LCD screen in case you have and also you can check the problem message on the computer, if you see “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support” or “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support”, your Waste Ink Counter is overflowed.
– I think you should download WIC RESET TOOL which is called Epson R245 Resetter then read the index of the Waste Ink Counter by clicking the button “read waste counters”.
What is Epson R245 Waste ink counter? What is Epson R245 Waste ink pad?
Waste Ink Pads are actually a number of porous pads in the Epson R245 printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink that is not used on printed pages (Waste Ink).
Waste Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs.
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 R245 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 R245 Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson R245 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 and also 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 R245 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 avoid 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 avoid 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 prevent 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 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 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 R245.
How to reset Epson R245 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson R245 resetter and install
You can download by click on one of these links:
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download Epson R245 resetter for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson R245 Resetter
How to install Epson R245 resetter:
Step 1.1: Run Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
Then click “Next” to go to the next step
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to install Epson R245 resetter. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install WIC Reset Utility in default folder, click Next to continue
Then, 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 R245 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson R245 Resetter installation
Please wait. Setup has finished installing Epson R245 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson R245 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the WIC RESET KEY with Paypal, VISA, Master Card and also Webmoney. ONE RESET KEY = $8.99 (This is One Time Reset Key)
Step 2.1: Click here to go to Buy Page, and also 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 R245 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know how to reset your Epson R245 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson R245 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson R245 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.