In this article, we will give you the instruction of resetting the waste in counter on Epson T42WD 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 T42WD printer has the waste ink counter overflow, you can fix it by yourself by resetting the waste ink counter of Epson T42WD printer back to 0% then your printer can work again smoothly. This is a popular error and this problem also happens regularly on Epson printer.
If you don’t know how to repair 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.
Find the reason and the methods to repair the Waste Ink Counter on Epson T42WD printer.
As I have mentioned, you should sure your printer having the Waste Ink Counter problem and also 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 T42WD printer when it has Waste Ink Counter Overflow error
Let’s check your Epson T42WD 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 T42WD 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” 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 T42WD Resetter then read the index of the Waste Ink Counter by clicking the button “read waste counters”.
What is Epson T42WD Waste ink pad? What is Epson T42WD Waste ink counter?
Waste Ink Pads are actually a number of porous pads in the Epson T42WD 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 T42WD 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 T42WD Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson T42WD 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
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 T42WD 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 or replace then reset Waste ink counter back to 0% to continue printing.
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 prevent 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 prevent this problems.
The second way: you can use a bottle and a segment conductor is suitable with the Epson T42WD 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 need 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 T42WD printer, the waste ink will not flow out
How to reset Epson T42WD printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson T42WD resetter and install
You can download by select one of these links:
– Download Epson T42WD 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 T42WD Resetter
How to setup WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Run Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
After that click “Next” to go to the next step
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to install Epson T42WD 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 T42WD resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson T42WD Resetter installation
Please wait. Setup has completed installing Epson T42WD resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson T42WD 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 (One time reset only)
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: How to reset your Epson T42WD printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson T42WD printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson T42WD resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson T42WD resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.