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Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 7600 and 9600

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Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 7600 and 9600

Make it so that your cartridges always read full


This procedure should be used with care!

If you have a continuous ink system (CIS) and want to avoid the hassle of resetting the ink usage counter chips on your cartridges then these codes can change your printer settings.

9600 printer

Turn off the ink counter on your 7600/9600

The printer will come Ready with a ‘O’ at the left of the ink cartridge status bars on the LCD.

The status of all ink cartridges will always show full.

This setting is written to the e-prom and does not change if the power is cycled.

Remember that with the big 220ml carts you would only need to use a chip resetter fairly infrequently.

This would be my own choice for our 9600.

Warning – getting this wrong could well mess up your printer, so do it at your own risk (this info is from Lyson and they won’t take responsibility for damage either!)

  1. Start with the printer powered OFF.
  2. Press and hold the PAPER SOURCE, PAPER FEED DOWN und CUT/EJECT buttons and power up the printer.
  3. When the LCD display shows ‘VIEW COUNTERS’, release all the buttons.
  4. Press PAPER FEED DOWN, until you can see SERVICE CONFIG on the LCD display.
  5. Press the SELEC TYPE button once.
  6. Press the PAPER FEED DOWN button until the LCD display reads ED MODE.
  7. Press the ENTER button
  8. The display now reads * X.
  9. Press the PAPER FEED DOWN button until the display reads O.
  10. Press the ENTER button, and the display will read * O.
  11. Turn the printer off.
  12. Turn the printer on.

For the Maintenance tank – 7600 / 9600 Maintenance tank reset

I was sent this reset procedure for Epson Stylus Pro 9600 (and 7600)

  1. Turn off printer
  2. Hold PAPER SOURCE+PAPER FEED+CUT/EJECT buttons at the same time and keep them pressed
  3. Turn on printer
  4. Release buttons
  5. Hidden new menu appears
  6. press DOWN, “CLEAR COUNTERS” option should appear
  7. press RIGHT
  8. press UP, “MAINT TANK” should appear
  9. press RIGHT
  10. press ENTER (CUT/EJECT button)
  11. Turn off printer.

Cleaning dried ink

You really only need to check out the household products line at your local supermarket ;-)

I’ve written a short guide about ‘cleaning inkjet printers

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