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How to reset Waste Ink Counter on Epson (XP-860)

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Scope, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Scope

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 1, 2002

    Posts: 926

    Location: Swindon

    My Epson XP-860 printer has stopped working and reporting that the waste ink tray is full.. I have cleaned up the tray (and sponges inside it), but I need to reset the counter on the printer in order for the printer to start working again.. I've found some sites online that will sell you a code to use (around £5), but Im not sure if they work..

    Have anybody reset the counter on their printer? Is there a free way to do it?
     
  2. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,332

    Used to be free software
    To do it
    But so long since I have used
    It can't remember the name of it
    I may have it saved somewhere
    Will look once on pc
    If no one else has mentioned
    The name before then

    Edit
    Might be called
    Ssc service
    Or something similar
    No idea of the list of Epson printers
    It will work on though
     
  3. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 24,510

    Location: Lake District

    SSC utility, doubt it works on anything modern though.
     
  4. no_sleep_til

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 21, 2007

    Posts: 82

    Location: Durham

    i don't know if i'm allowed to plug another outfit, altho what they are flogging isn't on OCUK?

    octoinkjet do the reset keys, and other assorted gubbins for that type of drama
    this page. and the xp860 is amongst the compatibility list
    https://www.octoink.co.uk/products/WICReset-Key(s).html
     
  5. Scope

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 1, 2002

    Posts: 926

    Location: Swindon

    Thanks all. I've found some on software on eBay for the printer for £4. I'll let you know if it works.
     
  6. Scope

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 1, 2002

    Posts: 926

    Location: Swindon

    The printer is back up and running.. I cleaned the Waste Ink Pads and purchased some software off ebay which reset the counter.. The software was based on Adjprog.exe (which I have seen mentioned elsewhere).

    Edit: In case anybody wondered.. The Waste Pad limit on the Epson XP860 is 8500 pages.
     
  7. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,332

    thanks always useful for future reference