How to Reset Epson TX300F and BX300F Printers with Service Adjustment Program
If you have an Epson TX300F or BX300F printer, you may encounter a problem where the printer displays a message saying “A printer’s ink pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support.” This means that the waste ink counter has reached its limit and needs to be reset. Otherwise, the printer will stop working and may leak ink.
Fortunately, there is a way to reset the waste ink counter using a software tool called Service Adjustment Program. This program can be downloaded from various websites, such as 2manuals.com [^1^] or lexcliq.com [^2^]. You will need to pay a small fee to get the download link and the reset key. The program is compatible with Windows only.
Here are the steps to reset your Epson TX300F or BX300F printer using the Service Adjustment Program:
Turn off your printer and disconnect it from the power source.
Download the Service Adjustment Program for your printer model and extract it to a folder on your computer.
Run the AdjProg.exe file as administrator.
Select your printer model and port from the drop-down menus and click OK.
Click on “Particular adjustment mode”.
Select “Waste ink pad counter” from the list and click OK.
Check the boxes for “Main pad counter” and “Platen pad counter” and click “Check”. The program will show you the current values of the waste ink counters.
Click “Initialization” to reset the counters to zero. The program will ask you for a reset key. Enter the key that you received when you purchased the program and click OK.
The program will display a message saying “Please turn off your printer”. Click OK and turn off your printer.
Turn on your printer again and reconnect it to the power source. The waste ink counter should be reset and the error message should disappear.
Congratulations! You have successfully reset your Epson TX300F or BX300F printer using the Service Adjustment Program. You can now use your printer normally. However, keep in mind that resetting the waste ink counter does not solve the problem of the waste ink pad being saturated. You should replace or clean the waste ink pad periodically to prevent ink leakage and damage to your printer.
Another important thing to do after resetting the waste ink counter is to clean or replace the waste ink pad. The waste ink pad is a sponge-like material that absorbs the excess ink that is produced during printing. Over time, the waste ink pad can become saturated and cause ink leakage or damage to your printer. Therefore, you should periodically check and clean or replace the waste ink pad to prevent these problems.
There are different ways to clean or replace the waste ink pad, depending on your preference and budget. Here are some options:
You can buy a new waste ink pad from an authorized Epson service center or online store and install it yourself. This may be the most expensive option, but it will ensure that you have a genuine and compatible part for your printer. To install the new waste ink pad, you will need to open the printer case and locate the old pad. You may need a screwdriver and pliers to do this. Carefully remove the old pad and insert the new one in its place. Make sure to reconnect the waste ink tubes properly.
You can try to clean the old waste ink pad by soaking it in hot water and squeezing out the ink. This may be a messy and time-consuming process, but it can save you some money. You will need to remove the old pad from the printer as described above and place it in a large bowl of hot water. Let it soak for a while and then squeeze out as much ink as you can. Repeat this process until the water is clear. Then let the pad dry completely before putting it back in the printer.
You can make an external waste ink reservoir to collect the excess ink outside of the printer. This may be the easiest and cheapest option, but it will require some modifications to your printer. You will need to extend the waste ink tubes using some plastic tubing and air line connectors that you can buy from an aquarium supply store. You will also need a small plastic bottle or container to serve as the reservoir. Cut two pieces of tubing about one foot long each and connect them to the ends of the waste ink tubes using the air line connectors. Then insert the other ends of the tubing into a hole in the cap of the bottle or container. Make sure to seal any gaps with glue or tape. Place the bottle or container next to your printer and make sure it is lower than the printer level.
Whichever option you choose, make sure to follow the instructions carefully and handle your printer with care. By cleaning or replacing the waste ink pad, you can extend the life of your printer and avoid potential problems.