In this article, we will give you the guide of resetting the waste in counter on Epson R260 printer. You will have trouble on waste ink counter during Epson usage process and the signals that you can realize this issue easily are not working printer, the blinking red light problem and the error message on the LCD screen “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life”.
You have had an Epson R260 printer in a good condition but today after turning it on to print the document, the printer doesn’t work and it also has the flashing red light error as well as you receive an problem message on the LCD screen: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support”, we call this error is Waste Ink Counter Overflow.
You completely fix this problem with a low fee and you don’t need to bring your Epson printer to the store, it is very expensive and time – consuming.
Understand the Waste Ink Counter and how to fix this
As I have mentioned, you should sure your printer having the Waste Ink Counter error or not, in case your printer has this problem, let’s go on fixing it and also you can call the fixing service to save your time.
How to realize the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson R260 printer
We have three popular methods to know that your Epson R260 printer has Waste Ink Counter overflowed:
– First of all, when your Epson R260 printer is printing and suddenly stops working as well as the red light is blinking continuously.
– Secondly, computer show an problem message: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” or “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
– Thirdly, when you use the Epson R260 Resetter or WIC Reset Tool to read the numbers the Waste Ink counters and you can see the number is bigger that 100%
What is Epson R260 Waste ink counter? What is Epson R260 Waste ink pad?
Waste Ink Pads are actually a number of porous pads in the Epson R260 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 R260 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 R260 Waste ink counter overflow?
To avoid ink leaking outside the Epson R260 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 R260 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 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 first way: After resetting the waste ink counter, you should disassemble the waste ink pad and use the device to take all the waste ink the clean the waste ink pad to contain the waste ink.
But when you use this way, you have to open the printer regularly so it is inconvenient so you should see the next method to prevent this problems.
The second way: you can use a bottle and a segment conductor is suitable with the Epson R260 printer’s conductor then let the waste ink flow into the conductor that is connected with the bottle
When the waste ink bottle is full, you only have to the segment conductor and clean it to reuse.
Note: Let’s set the bottle under the printer to make the flowing process fluently. If you put the bottle higher than the bottom of the Epson R260 printer, the waste ink will not flow out
How to reset Epson R260 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson R260 resetter and setup
You can download by select one of the links:
– Download Epson R260 resetter for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download Epson R260 resetter for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson R260 Resetter
How to setup WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Open 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 R260 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 location, 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 R260 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the WIC Reset installation
Please wait. Setup has finished installing Epson R260 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson R260 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the Epson R260 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, 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 R260 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know how to reset your Epson R260 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson R260 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson R260 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.