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minicar Dec 6, 2005 3:13 AM

I have had a R300 for a while now and had a few cartridges in it. Recently a message came up on the screen 'parts inside your printer are at the end of their life' and the printer refused to work!
After searching the web it appears to be a waste ink counter, but I could not find any info on resetting it.
So I tried pressing different combinations of buttons on the printer and success.

Press and hold 'stop' 'maintenance' and 'power' buttons for about 10 seconds, a message will come on the screen saying counter is reset and to turn off.

Thats it turned my printer back on and all works fine again.

I hope this helps R300 owners out! :|


custina Dec 13, 2005 3:45 PM

check the details here:
http://www.inkrepublic.com/Knowledge...setCounter.asp

Idle Dec 15, 2005 6:24 PM

Have you fitted a waste ink tank or cleaned/replaced the absorption pads?

If not, do it now -- you're risking a very messy flood of ink from the bottom of your printer.

You'll find details ogf the waste tank fitting (easiest/cheapest fix) on this forum.

websnail Dec 16, 2005 12:46 PM

Idle wrote:
Quote:

Have you fitted a waste ink tank or cleaned/replaced the absorption pads?

If not, do it now -- you're risking a very messy flood of ink from the bottom of your printer.

You'll find details ogf the waste tank fitting (easiest/cheapest fix) on this forum.
DEFINITELY!... Ignore this at your peril... Your mum/wife/partner/housemate/friends/dog/child (you get the idea) will not be pleased otherwise! :)

Reanimator Dec 18, 2005 8:09 AM

ssc service util will let u reset the counter that give this error message also

its all brought on by head cleaning.......after a set amount of cleaning the counter shuts the printer down so it can be serviced (waste ink emptied) the way to avoid clocking up the count is to not keep turning the printer on a off as this set the cleaning cycle off.

continous ink systems also help as u dont need to change carts and do head cleans



Gary

jonesyone1 Jan 9, 2006 7:47 PM

what is a waste ink tank and where can i get one:?

Idle Jan 9, 2006 8:28 PM

You devise it for yourself -- costs from nothing to a few cents.

Read this thread:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=40

jonesyone1 Jan 10, 2006 6:41 PM

thanks did every thing i could now for the big test only wish id tryed this a few weeks ago could have saved myself a few pennies thanks again

bigsis5151 Jan 29, 2006 1:32 PM

:cool:I have been looking for hours on how to do this .Even downloaded a service thing that doesn't work. Thank you so much because yours does work.

canadmin Feb 9, 2006 2:37 PM

I just tried this and now my printer won't power up. Has anyone had this happen? Thanks.


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