Free Info for Epson Waste Inkpad Reset

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The "Parts inside the printer have reached the end of their life" usually refers to the waste ink pad.

If you do a significant amount of printing or want to extend your Epson printer's lifetime, you should always install an external waste collector, especially if you are using refillable cartridges. However, if your lights are blinking and you already have the "A part inside your printer is at the end of the end of its service life," you can try these methods to save your printer. Cleaning the motherboard will not solve the problem, and you have to get a software or hardware solution.  People have varying degrees of success, proceed with an abundance of caution.


1. Hardware Solutions

1.1 External Waste Tank

No matter what solution you have, you may want to install an external waste ink tank to prevent overflow the internal maintenance box.  Once you are able to reset the maintenance box, you will be able to flush more waste ink into it.  Therefore, you want to divert the waste ink into another container than the internal one.


1.2 Maintenance Box Resetter

A maintenance box stores waste ink that gets flushed from the printer.  The printer estimates the amount of waste ink and stores the count in a chip.  The chip is mounted on the maintenance box.  When a printer expects the box to be full, it will stop working until the box is replaced.  Error messages like "Epson ink pad is at the end of its service life", or  'parts inside the printer have reached the end of their service life' are some examples of such issue.

This resetter is a hardware solution that makes the volume count back to zero.

The procedure is simple: take the maintenance box out and find the chip.  Put the chip on this resetter and press down.  Hold it for few seconds and the counter will be reset to zero.

 A hardware solution is not free.  However, they are more reliable because they are made for a specific machine.  A full list of resetters can be found here: 

For Stylus Pro:

For WorkForce, WorkForce Pro, and EcoTank

            Works with: 

WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank Wide-format All-in-One Supertank Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-4630 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-4640 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-5110 Network Wireless Color Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-5190 Network Color Printer with PCL/Adobe PS
WorkForce Pro WF-5620 Network Multifunction Color Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-5690 Network Multifunction Color Printer with PCL/Adobe PS
WorkForce Pro WF-M5194 Workgroup Monochrome Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 Multifunction Monochrome Printer
WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One
WorkForce Pro WF-R5190 Replaceable Ink Pack System
WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 Replaceable Ink Pack System
WorkForce Pro WP-4010 Network Color Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4020 Inkjet Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4023 Network Wireless Color Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4090 Network Color Printer with PCL
WorkForce Pro WP-4520 Network Multifunction Color Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4530 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4533 Network Multifunction Wireless Color Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer with PCL
WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-3620 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-3640 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-7110 Inkjet Printer
WorkForce WF-7210 Wide-format Printer
WorkForce WF-7510 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-7610 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-7620 All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-7710 Wide-format All-in-One Printer
WorkForce WF-7720 Wide-format All-in-One Printer


 2. Software Solution

There are many software solutions.  Some are free and some not.  Please ready carefully about the limitation of each software.  

BCH has no association with the software mentioned here. Because the publishers may delete the download link, we put all of the software into one bundle and put on our website.  You may also find them on ftp or crack torrent.  The download is free. We use a $1 price to protect us from malicious bot downloads.  The collection list is at the end of the article. If you are the software owner and want us to remove the file, just let us know. 

Method 1: Download an official reset software from Epson. (FREE)

You can go to Epson's website (, fill in your information, and someone will contact you and give you a link to download a utility software called "IPR_A10." The Epson File from EPSON will only reset the counters to a state that will just allow you to print. It does not reset the counter ( 2 of them ) to zero. Depends on mileage, your printer may have few pages or few thousand pages left. If your printer stops printing eventually, it is time to try method 2 or 3.

Method 2: Use an EAP (Epson Adjustment Program) software (FREE)

Such utility program can only be available to Epson's authorized service technicians. If you happen to know someone working at Epson, you can skip the rest of the manual. Now we are moving to risky part. There is an old Russian EAP program called "SSC." or sscserve.exe. The SSC works on older version of the Windows because it was made in 2009. Install and run it. If it doesn't work on your new computer, you can either try it on an older one or install in on a virtual PC.
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Forum: (There are many people posting spams in this forum, so be very careful).

Method 3: Pay for a WIC (Waste Ink Counter Reset Key) Resetter

The WIC Reset key will cost you a little (about $10). It will only work when the printer has stopped working, and the counters have reached full. Try the first two methods first, then use this as a last resort.


No matter which method you use, install an external waste ink collecting bottle afterward, then you can expect years and years of life out of the printer.


Software included in this collection:

  • Epson 1400, 1410 Service Manual -11.65 MB
  • Epson Official Reset Utility IPR A10
  • SSC Reset Utility (Made by Russian) - 967 kB
  • WIC Reset Utility (Free to Read Counter. Need Key to Reset) - 2.55 MB

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    Posted by ali on Sep 23rd 2018


  • 4
    Product seems good so far but the lack of proper informative manual is

    Posted by Zerrro on May 12th 2017

    Product seems good so far but the lack of proper informative manual is problematic.

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