What is a Printer Potty?

A Printer Potty is basically an external waste ink collection kit that comprises of a collection tank and a tube connector. The kit redirects all waste ink generated via the printers internal pump system into the external tank and makes it easy to dispose of, without needing to disassemble, lift or otherwise the disturb the printer.

Error: Service Required – What does it mean?

The error “Service Required” is the standard error given by many Epson inkjet printers when the waste pads in the printer have reached a point where the pads need to be checked and/or replaced.

Variations on this error message include:

  • Parts inside your printer have reached the end of their service life
  • Waste ink pad saturated, see your epson dealer

What are waste ink pads?

Waste ink pads are basically a form of nappy (diaper) for inkjet printers.

Every time your printer has a new ink cartridge, runs a maintenance routine or you run the printhead cleaning function, the printer dumps ink into these pads.

Naturally the capacity of these pads is limited so the printer protects you by flashing up the “Service Required” error and blocks further printing operations, etc.

PaP: Reset Not Supported Yet

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The printer model you selected (via Pick-a-Potty) is not currently supported by any known reset service or utility.

We do try to get new printer models supported as soon as possible so please do check back and query the Pick-a-Potty tool at a later date to check for any updates.

 

 

Note: This page is provide to explain icons used by the Pick-a-Potty tool. It does not detect connected printers and can’t read your mind… If pushed it might make a nice cup of tea though

PaP: Alternative Reset Utility Available

Alternative reset utility/option availableThe printer model you selected (via Pick-a-Potty) is supported by a reset utility or service.

Unlike our WICReset service however this utility will be one of the following:

  • IPR (Ink Pad Reset) utility available from Epson (America)
  • AdjProg Service Utility
  • Other third party service/utility

 

 

Note: This page is provide to explain icons used by the Pick-a-Potty tool. It does not detect connected printers and can’t read your mind… If pushed it might make a nice cup of tea though

PaP: Installation instructions available

Installation instructions are available

The printer model you selected (via Pick-a-Potty) is supported with installation instructions.

This information is provided along with any Printer Potty kit purchase and may come in one or more forms including picture guides, video, PDF download or hardcopy*

 

 

*Hardcopy/printed versions of instructions are not currently available but are something we’re working on as an optional extra in the future.

Note: This page is provide to explain icons used by the Pick-a-Potty tool. It does not detect connected printers and can’t read your mind… If pushed it might make a nice cup of tea though

PaP: Installation instructions not currently available

Installation instructions not currently available

The printer model you selected (via Pick-a-Potty) is not currently supported with installation instructions.

We are constantly updating and adding installation information so please bear with us.

If you have an old printer model or have feedback that would be useful in getting your printer information updated please contact us and we’ll do what we can to help.

 

 

Note: This page is provide to explain icons used by the Pick-a-Potty tool. It does not detect connected printers and can’t read your mind… If pushed it might make a nice cup of tea though

PaP: Installation instructions unavailable

Installation instructions not available

The printer model you selected (via Pick-a-Potty) is not supported with installation instructions.

While it’s possible that instructions may be provided in the future, such support is not planned for this particular printer model

This could be for a number of different reasons but usually it is due to considerations such as:

  • Printer design makes a waste kit installation impractical
  • Age and lack of interest/availability for this printer

 

Please Note:

If you are particularly keen to get this printer documented or just wish to get further clarification as to why this printer is not supported please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss it further.

 

 

Note: This page is provide to explain icons used by the Pick-a-Potty tool. It does not detect connected printers and can’t read your mind… If pushed it might make a nice cup of tea though

PaP: Can I reset a printer with error/lights flashing?

If your printer is recognised by your computer and the lights are flashing or an error indicates that the printer needs to have its waste counter reset then YES, you can reset the waste counter even while the printer is otherwise unresponsive to print jobs.