How to Reset Epson TX650, TX659 Printer with Service Adjustment Program
If you own an Epson TX650, TX659 printer, you may encounter a problem where the printer stops working and displays an error message like "A printer's ink pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support." This means that the printer has reached the limit of its waste ink counter and needs to be reset.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. You can use a service adjustment program to reset the waste ink counter and restore your printer to normal operation. A service adjustment program is a software tool that allows you to perform various maintenance tasks on your printer, such as resetting the waste ink counter, prescribing the print head ID, doing printer initialization and other functions[^2^].
One of the service adjustment programs that you can use for your Epson TX650, TX659 printer is the Epson TX650, TX659 (EEE, CISMEA) Service Adjustment Program V1.0.2 New!.rar[^1^]. This program is compatible with the EEE and CISMEA versions of the printer and can be downloaded from online sources. However, before you use this program, you need to do some preparations.
Preparations before using the service adjustment program
Make sure that your printer is connected to your computer and turned on.
Disable any antivirus or firewall software that may interfere with the program.
Extract the .rar file to a folder on your computer.
Run the AdjProg.exe file as administrator.
Steps to reset the waste ink counter with the service adjustment program
When the program opens, click on "Select" button.
Select your printer model and port from the drop-down menus and click on "OK" button.
Click on "Particular adjustment mode" button.
Select "Waste ink pad counter" from the list and click on "OK" button.
Check the boxes next to "Main pad counter" and "Platen pad counter" and click on "Check" button.
The program will display the current values of the waste ink counters. Click on "Initialization" button to reset them to zero.
The program will ask you to turn off the printer. Click on "OK" button and then turn off the printer.
Turn on the printer again and close the program.
Congratulations! You have successfully reset the waste ink counter of your Epson TX650, TX659 printer with the service adjustment program. You can now use your printer normally without any error messages.Other functions of the service adjustment program
Besides resetting the waste ink counter, the service adjustment program can also perform other functions that can help you maintain your printer. Here are some of the functions that you can access from the "Particular adjustment mode" menu:
Head ID input: This function allows you to prescribe the print head ID for your printer. This is useful when you replace the print head or install a new cartridge.
Head cleaning: This function allows you to clean the print head nozzles to improve the print quality and prevent clogging.
Nozzle check: This function allows you to check the condition of the print head nozzles and print a test pattern.
EEPROM data copy: This function allows you to copy the EEPROM data from one printer to another. This is useful when you replace the main board or transfer the settings from one printer to another.
Initial setting: This function allows you to initialize the printer settings to the factory default values. This is useful when you want to reset the printer settings or troubleshoot some problems.
To use any of these functions, you need to follow the same steps as above, except that you need to select the corresponding function from the list instead of "Waste ink pad counter". You also need to follow the instructions on the screen for each function.
Caution and disclaimer
Before using the service adjustment program, you need to be aware of some risks and limitations. The service adjustment program is not an official product of Epson and is not endorsed or supported by them. The use of this program may void your warranty or damage your printer. You should use this program at your own risk and responsibility.
Also, resetting the waste ink counter does not solve the problem of the waste ink pad itself. The waste ink pad is a physical component that absorbs the excess ink from the print head cleaning process. Over time, it may become saturated and leak ink. You should replace the waste ink pad periodically or install an external waste ink tank to prevent ink spillage and damage to your printer.
If you are not sure how to use the service adjustment program or how to replace the waste ink pad, you should consult a professional technician or contact Epson support for assistance. 061ffe29dd