Reset waste ink counter: R300 – no reset key needed

The Epson Stylus Photo R300 was one of the last printer models that allowed you to reset the waste ink counter directly via the button panel on the printer but somehow we forgot to share it here. So, it’s late but here’s the process for resetting the waste ink counter on an R300 model printer, […]

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Waste Ink Counter: What is it?

What is a “Waste Ink Counter” A waste ink counter resides in the printers firmware (non-volatile memory) and consists of an ambiguous value that the printer will increment over time with each operation that generates waste ink. What causes a waste ink related error? Each printer will have a pre-determined limit or trigger value that […]

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WICReset :: App not microsoft verified

Scenario: When trying to open/run or install the WICReset utility on a Windows you keep being redirected to the Microsoft Store with a message “The app you’re trying to install isn’t a microsoft verified app”. Cause: Your Windows App settings are set to install from the Microsoft store only and because the app is not officially recommended/verified by Microsoft you’re […]

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WICReset – Security warnings

How the Apps work… The WICReset (and iWIC) apps have been designed to read and write data to/from compatible printers firmware/memory. This allows you to diagnose and/or have issues (particularly the waste ink counter) resolved by resetting/rewriting certain values in your printers memory. Why Security/Anti-virus often warn about the Apps Unfortunately, similar behaviour/functionality is found […]

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Deactivated Keys

Due to a security breach, a number of WICReset keys were exposed to a third party. As a result, all unused keys issued before the breach were deactivated and replacements issued to suppliers. If you are reaching this post as a result of an error with this message: This key has been deactivated: << KEY […]

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Reverting/Recovering Firmware – Epson printers

In some instances Epson inkjet printers can stop functioning normally and there have been a number of causes for this including firmware updates, reset processes and even just sending a print job. Whatever the reason Epson does have an option to revert or recover the printer firmware in some printers. The articles provided via the […]

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WICReset : Firewall / IP / Port information

If you are attempting to use WICReset, iWIC or the Debian equivalent utilities via a protected network such as a school, college, etc… then the following information should help you (or your IT support team) to create the temporary access rules required to enable the utility to work. Server/IP: resetters.com / 178.63.104.69 Ports: 23457 (TCP) […]

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WICReset – not commonly downloaded warning

With so many computer programs being infected as trojans, some other forum of virus and the like, there’s an increasing level of paranoia being built into Malware scanners and increasingly into web browsers. As a result, we’re starting to see reports that were originally associated with the AdjProg utilities, being linked to downloads of the […]

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RX500 – Reset Waste Counter

The Epson Stylus RX500 can be reset using the printers own button panel using the following process: Screen reads “Printer error-see your documentation or call service if necessary“. Turn printer off. With the printer off, press and hold:  B&W + Color + Stop + Load/Eject + Power (on/off) Continue to hold them down until the […]

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Epson Pro 4000 – Waste ink chip reset

The Epson Pro 4000 printer can reset the chip on its maintenance (waste ink) tank using a series of button presses on the printer itself. Turn off the printer Hold down the three leftmost arrow buttons (left, down, up) Turn on the printer Release the buttons A new menu will appear Press the up/down arrows […]

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