How to repaire Epson T40W printer red light flashing and show the error message “The printer’s ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact the Epson Support” by reset your Epson T40W printer’s Waste ink counter with WIC Reset Tool (or Epson T40W RESSETTER) program.
The Waste Ink Counter Overflow is a common problem in the Epson T40W 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 solve this issue according to our instruction.
Find the reason and the methods to repair the Waste Ink Counter on Epson T40W printer.
Before you look for the reason of the Waste Ink counter on Epson T40W printer, you should be 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 T40W printer
There are three popular ways to know that your Epson T40W printer has Waste Ink Counter overflowed:
– First of all, when your Epson T40W printer is working and suddenly stops printing as well as the red light is flashing continuously.
– Secondly, Printer’s LCD show an problem message: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” and also “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
– Thirdly, when you use the Epson T40W 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 T40W Waste ink counter? What is Epson T40W Waste ink pad?
Waste Ink Pads are actually a number of porous pads in the Epson T40W 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 T40W 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 T40W Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson T40W 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 have to 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 T40W 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.
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 should be open the printer regularly so it is inconvenient so you should see the next method to solve this problems.
The second way: you can use a bottle and a segment conductor is suitable with the Epson T40W printer’s conductor then let the waste ink flow into the conductor that is connected with the bottle
When the 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 T40W printer, the waste ink will not flow out
Reset Epson T40W printer Waste ink counter instruction
Step 1: Download Epson T40W resetter and setup
You can download by select one of these links:
– Download Epson T40W 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 T40W Resetter
How to setup Epson T40W resetter:
Step 1.1: Run Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
After that click “Next” to continue
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to setup Epson T40W resetter. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson T40W 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 install Epson T40W resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson T40W Resetter installation
Please wait. Setup has finished installing Epson T40W resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson T40W 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 (email@example.com) to get the reset key
Step 3: Step to steps to reset your Epson T40W printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know how to reset your Epson T40W printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson T40W resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson T40W resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.