Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Epson R340 Reset guide

To reset the waste ink counter, press the following three buttons simultaneously, until the unit powers off: Power, Setup, and Stop. Then turn the power back on.

After you reset the counter, you need to redirect the waste ink or you will continue to get this error. On the back of the printer is a little door that is held by a screw. Remove the door and look inside, looking down, for a piece of white absorbant. Under the absorbent is a "clear" tube. This is the waste ink tube. Pull the end out (there will only be a few inches that protrude from the back of the printer). Now, connect some tubing to this, fish aquarium tubing works well, and push the free end into a jar or bottle that has a hole cut in the top or lid.

Once you redirect the waste ink away from the absorbent and sensors, you will no longer receive the error message. If you do a lot of printing, you should also look using at a continuous ink system (CIS). They can be found on eBay or from several vendors like Print-On-a-Dime. The same CIS will fit the R300, R320 and R340.