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How To Reset EPSON Printer, Ink Counter and Ink Cartridges

Updated on November 1, 2011

Parts Inside Your Printer Has Reached The End Of Its Service Life

"Parts Inside Your Printer Has Reached The End Of Its Service Life" error message shows up on your computer screen.

Generally, this error message is caused by the malfunction of non user-replaceable parts within your printer. NOTE: It is highly recommended that if your printer is still within its one-year warranty period (from the original date of purchase) please contact the EPSON from 9 AM to 9 PM EST or 6 AM to 6 PM PST Monday through Friday (except holidays) when you are with your computer and printer setup. This will save you valuable time and money.

Else, there are only two things that you can do with this error message:

Use EPSON Ink Pads Reset Utility or SSC Service Utility for EPSON Stylus Printer

Epson Ink Pads Reset Utility

If your product is displaying an end of life service message, please view and complete the required information from the link below to proceed.

Please visit ink pad reset page at for information on the error your printer is displaying and what you can do to fix it.

SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printer

The SSC Service Utility allows you to do many amazing things with Your EPSON printer :

1) Work directly with CSIC in EPSON Stylus printers cartridges.

2) Reset or rewrite any chip using special add on device.

3) Freeze internal ink counters.

4) Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges.

5) Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all EPSON ink jet printers, powerful cleaning mode.

6) Hot swapping of cartridges supported.

7) Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full).

8) More then 100 different EPSON printers supported This program helps people with high printing demands to save money (the program works with both black and color cartridges).

The software works under Windows 95/98/ME/2K2/XP with both the LPT and USB printers.

Click here to obtain this wonderful utility

EPSON Stylus Printer Models Supported

Latest versions changes:

New in 4.30:

  • support for R270
  • support for R240
  • support for R340
  • support for CX2800
  • support for CX3900
  • support for CX4900
  • support for CX5900
  • support for C58/C59
  • support for RX640
  • improved support for C2100/2200
  • improved support for RX700
  • improved support for R2400
  • improved support for 785EPX/825/895/915
  • some other improvements and bug fixes

New in 4.20:

  • support for CX4200/CX4700/CX4800/DX4200/DX4800
  • support for C47/C48
  • support for RX430
  • support for CX6500/CX6300
  • improved support for CX6400/CX6600
  • improved support for RX500/RX510
  • improved support for RX600/RX610
  • improved support for R1800
  • improved support for CX3700/CX3800/DX3800/DX3850
  • improved support for C67/C68/D68
  • improved support for C87/C88/D88
  • many new chip models supported
  • some other improvements and bug fixes

New in 4.10:

  • support for PM-970C
  • support for PictureMate
  • support for RX700
  • support for R2400
  • support for PM-A700
  • support for PM-G720
  • support for RX520
  • support for CX7800
  • support for CX4100
  • support for DX3800
  • support for CX3800/CX3810
  • support for CX3700
  • support for C67/68 and Photo Editions
  • support for C87/C88/D88 and Photo Editions
  • support for R220/R230
  • support for R320
  • support for CX4500
  • support for CX3650
  • various bug fixes

New in 4.00:

  • ability to work with additional reset device
  • support for CX4600
  • support for CX5300
  • support for CX5100
  • support for RX420
  • support for RX425
  • support for RX620
  • support for R1800
  • improved support for almost all other printers
  • improved ink freezer
  • improved ink monitor, implemented status information
  • protection counter reset improvements
  • various bug fixes

Supported printer models (16.10.2006)

  • Epson Stylus Сolor 400
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 440
  • Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
  • Epson Stylus Color 480SXU / 580
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 600
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 640
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 660
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 670
  • Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 740
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 760
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 860
  • Epson Stylus Color 880
  • Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
  • Epson Stylus Color 980
  • Epson Stylus Сolor 1160
  • Epson Stylus Color 1520
  • Epson Stylus Color 3000
  • Epson Stylus C20 / C40 / CL-750
  • Epson Stylus C41 / C42 / C43 / C44 / C45 / C46 / C47 / C48 **
  • Epson Stylus C50
  • Epson Stylus C60
  • Epson Stylus C61 / C62 **
  • Epson Stylus C63 / C64 **
  • Epson Stylus C65 / C66 and PE **
  • Epson Stylus C67 / C68 / D68 and PE **
  • Epson Stylus C70 **
  • Epson Stylus C80 **
  • Epson Stylus C82 **
  • Epson Stylus C83 / C84 **
  • Epson Stylus C85 / C86 and PE **
  • Epson Stylus C87 / C88 / D88 and PE **
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX420 / RX425 / RX430 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX500 / RX510**
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX520 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX600 / RX610 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX620 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX700 **
  • Epson Stylus CX3100 / CX3200 **
  • Epson Stylus CX3500 / CX3600 / CX3650 **
  • Epson Stylus CX3700 **
  • Epson Stylus CX3800 / CX3810 / DX3800 **
  • Epson Stylus CX4500 **
  • Epson Stylus CX4600 **
  • Epson Stylus CX4100 / CX4200 **
  • Epson Stylus CX4700 / CX4800 **
  • Epson Stylus DX4200 / DX4800 **
  • Epson Stylus CX5100 / CX5200 **
  • Epson Stylus CX5300 / CX5400 **
  • Epson Stylus CX6400 / CX6600 **
  • Epson Stylus CX6300 / CX6500 **
  • Epson Stylus CX7800 **
  • Epson PictureMate
  • Epson Stylus Photo
  • Epson Stylus Photo EX
  • Epson Stylus Photo 700 / IP-100
  • Epson Stylus Photo 750 / PM-770C
  • Epson Stylus Photo 780 / 790 / PM-780C
  • Epson Stylus Photo 810 / 820
  • Epson Stylus Photo 820 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 825 / 915
  • Epson Stylus Photo 830 / 830U **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 870 / PM-875DC
  • Epson Stylus Photo R200 / R210 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo R220 / R230 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo R300 / R310 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo R320 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo R800 / PX-G900 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo R1800 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2400 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 890
  • Epson Stylus Photo PM-890C
  • Epson Stylus Photo PM-A700 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo PM-970C **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 895/ 785EPX
  • Epson Stylus Photo 900 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 925 / 935 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 950 / 960 / PM-950C **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 1200 / PM-3000C
  • Epson Stylus Photo 1270 / PM-3300C
  • Epson Stylus Photo 1280 / PM-3500C
  • Epson Stylus Photo 1290
  • Epson Stylus Photo 2000P
  • Epson Stylus Photo 2100 **
  • Epson Stylus Photo 2200 / PM-4000EPX **
  • Epson Stylus Pro 5000 / PM-5000C 

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      John Du Preez 

      6 years ago

      I have a RX510 Epson and tried the SSC utility. I have tried every button but still unable to rest the ink counters to allow me to use all available ink in the cartridges. I have 10 non empty ink cartridge for every color (6) so that's a total of 60 cartridges with lots and lots of ink still inside. May we should rate Epson as the least green company until this fix this shite! With all the non empty cartridges polluting the earth it's pathetic! Come clean Epson and start going GREEN!

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      6 years ago

      xp 800

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      6 years ago

      The SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printer

      does not work for the RX420, despite both you and them saying it does!

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      6 years ago

      To reset the waste ink error you will need to download a reset program.

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      hussein ali 

      6 years ago

      I want to reset my ink pad counter in Epson px 660. I have not got a soft -ware that can do it properly. please send it to me via my e-mail address; I thankyou in advance for your kind help,

      may God bless you all!

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      7 years ago

      I have an Epson RX420 and had all lights flashing and an E displaid . Was going to bin it. Not any more, downloaded the program and reset counters and its like new again.

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      7 years ago

      please help me .how to reset L800 service required? with no reset key/

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      RONO KIPS 

      7 years ago

      i want to reset my ink pad in epson stylus px 660

    • monk3ybidzness profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Antartica

      try asking the store technicians if they a generic/matching ink cartridge

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      7 years ago

      im from Philippines, and i have epson stylus photo 300 printer from California, i just wanna know if its possible to convert the inks in to continues ink...

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      8 years ago from Gloucester, UK

      very useful content for printer users

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      Norman Mackay 

      8 years ago

      I want to reset my Epson stylus photo PX printer ink pads

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      8 years ago

      I want to reset my Epson stylus photo PX printer ink pads

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      Tareq Bin Mostaq 

      10 years ago

      Please help me .My printer model is Epson PM 3500c.There are no abaible cartridge in Bangladesh.So I want refill But I want to reset it.



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      10 years ago

      i just want to know the exact location or addres where i can get the ink for my epson stylus cx3800 or if you have compatible ink for the said printer. And if my ink catdrige can refil and if they can reset it to use again my printer .And also if i can use my printer if i use continues ink , thank you for your helping me here, regards


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