Remove the ink cartridge from the printer, and place the small pins of the Epson chip resetter against the chip of the ink cartridge. Hold it there for approximately six seconds to reset the chip to its original "full" setting. If the resetter has an indicator light, a green light reveals that the reset was successful.Continue Reading
The memory chips in Epson printers are made to calculate how much ink is left in a printer and prevent use if the cartridge is nearly empty. However, this presents a problem for users who wish to refill their cartridges, as the chip does not reset automatically. Additionally, the cards often indicate that no ink is left when the cartridges are not completely empty.
Handheld Epson chip resetters are inexpensive devices equipped with internal batteries specifically made to revert these chips to their original settings. These products often cost less than $10, and universal resetters are compatible with most Epson printer cartridges. For instance, the SK168 Universal Resetter works with all cartridges except for Epson wide format cartridges.
Epson printers can also be reset using a free software solution, such as the SSC Service Utility, which is capable of resetting a variety of USB-connected Epson printers for users using Windows 2000 and Windows XP.Learn more about Printers
To refill an Epson printer cartridge, reset the chip, drill a refill hole in the specified area and a second one in front of the first, inject ink via one hole and then replace the cartridge. Always refill your cartridge before it runs empty to prevent air pockets.Full Answer >
Because Epson manufactures so many different models of printers, the best way to find out why an Epson printer does not print is to use online support on the Epson website. Each printer's user's guide is available online. In addition, there is a troubleshooting guide with a series of questions designed to lead to an answer to a specific problem.Full Answer >
As of 2015 Epson has home printers, pro printers, replaceable ink pack printers, wide format printers and photo printers. Other all-in-ones include supertank printers and premium printers. Epson's two major categories of all-in-ones are WorkForce and Expression printers.Full Answer >
Generally, refill a printer cartridge by removing the empty ink canister from the printer and following the refill instructions that come with the ink refill kit. Test whether the refill process is successful by printing a few sample pages.Full Answer >