Does Anybody Know How to Reset the "Protection Counter" on..

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I've been doing a lot of cleaning cycles, and now the ink and paper
feed lights are flashing back and forth. The driver says "service
required" and "Parts inside your printer are at the end of their
service life."

None of the button-pressing procedures for other Epson printers work.
Web sites with service manuals don't have the one for the C64. And the
SSC utility has the protection counter option greyed out with this
printer.

This information would be in the service manual, but a service manual
seller told me the manual for the C64 has not been released yet by
Epson.

I've learned by fiddling with the buttons on the C64 that if you hold
down the ink button and press and release the power button, the paper
feed and power buttons will begin flashing. You can then release the
ink button and then hold down the paper feed button for 10 seconds
until the flashing stops, and the printer will enter a special mode.
In this mode, momentary presses of the ink button will cycle the paper
feed button through 3 behaviors: slow flash, fast flash, and steady.
However, I can't get it to do anything else, and this doesn't reset
the protection counter.

I'm convinced this is an evil scheme of Epson's to hamper the
refilling of ink cartridges and force people to buy their obscenely
overpriced ink. I'm about ready to hit the USB port with my 70,000
volt stun gun, and send the printer back to Epson for warranty repair.
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Why so many cleanings? Clogged print heads?

    HAHAHHAHAHAHH


    "Santos L. Halper" <specious_pundit@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:203fffb9.0404191533.3864c196@posting.google.com...
    > I've been doing a lot of cleaning cycles, and now the ink and paper
    > feed lights are flashing back and forth. The driver says "service
    > required" and "Parts inside your printer are at the end of their
    > service life."
    >
    > None of the button-pressing procedures for other Epson printers work.
    > Web sites with service manuals don't have the one for the C64. And the
    > SSC utility has the protection counter option greyed out with this
    > printer.
    >
    > This information would be in the service manual, but a service manual
    > seller told me the manual for the C64 has not been released yet by
    > Epson.
    >
    > I've learned by fiddling with the buttons on the C64 that if you hold
    > down the ink button and press and release the power button, the paper
    > feed and power buttons will begin flashing. You can then release the
    > ink button and then hold down the paper feed button for 10 seconds
    > until the flashing stops, and the printer will enter a special mode.
    > In this mode, momentary presses of the ink button will cycle the paper
    > feed button through 3 behaviors: slow flash, fast flash, and steady.
    > However, I can't get it to do anything else, and this doesn't reset
    > the protection counter.
    >
    > I'm convinced this is an evil scheme of Epson's to hamper the
    > refilling of ink cartridges and force people to buy their obscenely
    > overpriced ink. I'm about ready to hit the USB port with my 70,000
    > volt stun gun, and send the printer back to Epson for warranty repair.
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    "ST" <ST9001@klic.net> wrote in message
    news:OsZgc.66372$_g4.11225295@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Why so many cleanings? Clogged print heads?
    >
    > HAHAHHAHAHAHH
    >
    >
    >


    U know, I put a NEW black Epson Cart. in my CX3200 and The test page had
    lines missing.. so I had to keep cleaning it until it started printing.. I
    only ran a few cleanings, and a few test.. But it says I used 25% of my ink
    doing that..
    God bless epson for this.

    I remember why My first inkjet went back to the store (back in about 92, and
    I paid a lot for it too :P)..

    God bless that old dot matrix printer!!!! .. I went through 2 ribbons in
    about 8 years ;)

    And a marker filling inbetween the lines wasnt that far off of the inkjets
    quality either ;P
  3. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Santos L. Halper wrote:

    > I've been doing a lot of cleaning cycles, and now the ink and paper
    > feed lights are flashing back and forth. The driver says "service
    > required" and "Parts inside your printer are at the end of their
    > service life."
    >


    http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml
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    > http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml

    Thanks, but as I wrote, the SSC utility (v3.50) doesn't yet support
    resetting the protection counter on the newest Epson printers such as
    the C64.
  5. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    In article <4084af5b$0$27642$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au>, me@me.me
    (me) wrote:

    > http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml

    That site has an old version (2.7) of the software, which doesn't support
    the C64. The latest (3.5), which does include C64 support, is available
    from: http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

    If it works on your printer, it's a good piece of software. However, some
    of the functions don't work on my 2100 and I've heard nothing since
    sending a report on the problem to the author, as requested, several
    months ago.

    Jon.
  6. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    > > http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml
    >
    > That site has an old version (2.7) of the software, which doesn't support
    > the C64. The latest (3.5), which does include C64 support, is available
    > from: http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

    Unfortunately, v3.50 of the SSC utility only incompletely supports the
    Epson C64. It can't reset the protection counter. It does allow
    cleaning one color at a time and freezing ink levels.


    > If it works on your printer, it's a good piece of software. However, some
    > of the functions don't work on my 2100 and I've heard nothing since
    > sending a report on the problem to the author, as requested, several
    > months ago.

    Don't complain about free software!
  7. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    In article <203fffb9.0404201310.4d68e54c@posting.google.com>,
    specious_pundit@yahoo.com (Santos L. Halper) wrote:

    > Unfortunately, v3.50 of the SSC utility only incompletely supports the
    > Epson C64.

    Shame.

    > Don't complain about free software!

    Who's complaining? I said: 'If it works on your printer, it's a good piece
    of software'. I then went on to indicate that there was a possibility that
    it wouldn't and to warn that, if it didn't, the report the developers ask
    you to send them may, apparently, disappear into thin air. I'd call it a
    qualified recommendation!

    Jon.
  8. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Santos L. Halper wrote:
    >>>http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml
    >>
    >>That site has an old version (2.7) of the software, which doesn't support
    >>the C64. The latest (3.5), which does include C64 support, is available
    >>from: http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    >
    >


    The link actually sends you to the one that you have mentioned where it
    is 3.5.


    > Unfortunately, v3.50 of the SSC utility only incompletely supports the
    > Epson C64. It can't reset the protection counter. It does allow
    > cleaning one color at a time and freezing ink levels.
    >
    >
    >
    >>If it works on your printer, it's a good piece of software. However, some
    >>of the functions don't work on my 2100 and I've heard nothing since
    >>sending a report on the problem to the author, as requested, several
    >>months ago.
    >
    >
    > Don't complain about free software!
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    In article <40866969$0$27649$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au>, me@me.me
    (me) wrote:

    > The link actually sends you to the one that you have mentioned where it
    > is 3.5.

    When I click on it it takes me to a page that says: 'Version/File 2.70'

    Jon.
  10. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Jon O'Brien wrote:
    > In article <40866969$0$27649$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au>, me@me.me
    > (me) wrote:
    >
    >
    >>The link actually sends you to the one that you have mentioned where it
    >>is 3.5.
    >
    >
    > When I click on it it takes me to a page that says: 'Version/File 2.70'
    >
    > Jon.


    I don't know what you are doing but that link (what ever it says V2.7)
    takes you to the download page http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    which the current version is 3.5.

    How about using the refresh button and see what happens then

    DS
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    > > When I click on it it takes me to a page that says: 'Version/File 2.70'
    > >
    > > Jon.
    >
    >
    > I don't know what you are doing but that link (what ever it says V2.7)
    > takes you to the download page http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    > which the current version is 3.5.
    >
    > How about using the refresh button and see what happens then
    >
    > DS
    >

    Maybee I can spot the confusion (it's not really that hard to see)
    On the first page you can actually download it.. and it says v2.7
    But it also has a reference URL where you can go and get the newer version
    of the package.

    I think that's the confusion
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    In article <40875699$0$27644$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au>, me@me.me
    (me) wrote:

    > I don't know what you are doing but that link (what ever it says V2.7)
    > takes you to the download page http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    > which the current version is 3.5.

    The link:

    http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml

    takes me to a page, with horrible dancing adverts, which says it's for
    downloading V2.7. The download link on that page points to:

    ftp://clgrps07.agt.net/pub/winsite/winxp/sysutil/sscserv.zip

    I haven't bothered trying to download that file to check what version it
    really is, as I already have V3.5.

    > How about using the refresh button and see what happens then

    Same thing. I've even won the hourly prize, again!

    Jon.
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    In article <9DMhc.51$Rk.45@newsfe1-win>, .@text.news.virgin.net (rstlne)
    wrote:

    > Maybee I can spot the confusion...

    Thanks!

    > (it's not really that hard to see)

    I wasn't looking any further than the obvious.


    Jon.
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    On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:07 +0100 (BST), Jon@NOonlySPAMbrowsingTHANX.com (Jon
    O'Brien) wrote:

    >In article <40875699$0$27644$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au>, me@me.me
    >(me) wrote:
    >
    >> I don't know what you are doing but that link (what ever it says V2.7)
    >> takes you to the download page http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    >> which the current version is 3.5.
    >
    >The link:
    >
    >http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml
    >
    >takes me to a page, with horrible dancing adverts, which says it's for
    >downloading V2.7. The download link on that page points to:
    >
    >ftp://clgrps07.agt.net/pub/winsite/winxp/sysutil/sscserv.zip
    >
    >I haven't bothered trying to download that file to check what version it
    >really is, as I already have V3.5.
    >
    >> How about using the refresh button and see what happens then
    >
    >Same thing. I've even won the hourly prize, again!
    >
    >Jon.


    I have just had a e-mail back from him, and 3.6 will be out, with support for
    the R200/210.


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    puss@purrpurr.com wrote:

    > On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:07 +0100 (BST), Jon@NOonlySPAMbrowsingTHANX.com (Jon
    > O'Brien) wrote:
    >
    >
    >>In article <40875699$0$27644$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au>, me@me.me
    >>(me) wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I don't know what you are doing but that link (what ever it says V2.7)
    >>>takes you to the download page http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    >>>which the current version is 3.5.
    >>
    >>The link:
    >>
    >>http://www.mofunzone.com/downloadsoftware/15000000036575.shtml
    >>
    >>takes me to a page, with horrible dancing adverts, which says it's for
    >>downloading V2.7. The download link on that page points to:
    >>
    >>ftp://clgrps07.agt.net/pub/winsite/winxp/sysutil/sscserv.zip
    >>
    >>I haven't bothered trying to download that file to check what version it
    >>really is, as I already have V3.5.
    >>
    >>
    >>>How about using the refresh button and see what happens then
    >>
    >>Same thing. I've even won the hourly prize, again!
    >>
    >>Jon.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > I have just had a e-mail back from him, and 3.6 will be out, with support for
    > the R200/210.
    >
    >
    >
    Did they mention if it will support more than whats with the R310?


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