How to fix Epson T12 printer red light flashing and show the error “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 T12 RESSETTER) and WIC RESET KEY.
The Waste Ink Counter Overflow is a common problem in the Epson T12 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 printer is having the Waste Ink Counter Overflow however you can fix this error according to our instruction.
Find the reason and the methods to solve the Waste Ink Counter on Epson T12 printer.
Before you look for the reason of the Waste Ink counter on Epson T12 printer, you have to sure that your Epson printer has this problem or other same errors. You completely realize this problem based on these signals below.
How to realize the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson T12 printer
Let’s check your Epson T12 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 T12 printer’s LCD screen in case you have or 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” and also “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 T12 Resetter then read the index of the Waste Ink Counter by clicking the button “read waste counters”.
What is Epson T12 Waste ink counter? What is Epson T12 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 T12 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 T12 Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson T12 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
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 T12 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.
If you use the Epson T12 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 need 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 T12.
How to reset Epson T12 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson T12 resetter and install
You are able to download by select one of the links:
– Download Epson T12 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 T12 Resetter
How to setting up Epson T12 resetter:
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 WIC Reset Utility. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson T12 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 T12 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson T12 Resetter installation
Please wait. Installation has completed installing Epson T12 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson T12 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, 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 T12 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson T12 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson T12 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson T12 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.