In this post, we will give you the instruction of resetting the waste in counter on Epson R285 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”.
In case the Epson R285 printer has the waste ink counter overflow, you can fix it by yourself by resetting the waste ink counter of Epson R285 printer back to 0% then your printer can work again smoothly. This is a common error 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 need to pay a high fee and waste lots of time. So you should follow this post to know more and then you can fix it on your own.
Understand the Waste Ink Counter and how to fix this
As I have mentioned, you should sure your printer having the Waste Ink Counter problem or not, in case your printer has this problem, let’s go on fixing it or you can call the fixing service to save your time.
The signals of Epson R285 printer when it has Waste Ink Counter Overflow error
Let’s check your Epson R285 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 R285 printer’s LCD screen in case you have and also you can check the error 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 R285 Resetter then read the index of the Waste Ink Counter by clicking the button “read waste counters”.
What is Epson R285 Waste ink counter? What is Epson R285 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 R285 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 R285 Waste ink counter overflow?
To avoid ink leaking outside the Epson R285 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 and also 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 R285 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 R285 printer regularly, this problem will usually happen in your Epson printer so you should use some skills in resetting process to avoid 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 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 R285.
How to reset Epson R285 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson R285 resetter and setup
You can download by select one of these links:
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download Epson R285 resetter for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download Epson R285 resetter for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson R285 Resetter
How to install WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Open Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
And now click “Next” to go to the next step
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to install Epson R285 resetter. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson R285 resetter 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 R285 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the WIC Reset installation
Please wait. Installation has finished installing Epson R285 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson R285 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the WIC RESET 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: Instruction on how to reset your Epson R285 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson R285 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson R285 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson R285 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.