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Thanks David. I just dropped it off to have it looked at by a local person
- the nearest Epson service center is 25 miles away and I live in Atlanta!
Crossing my fingers it is an inexpensive fix. The printer has been a real
workhorse for me.


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Is the message *Parts inside your printer are reaching their end of
> service life* ? This message indicates that the porous waste ink pads
> inside your R1900 are near the end of their service life. There is an Epson
> bulletin
> <http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Storesupport/InkPadsForm.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes> on-line
> that reads:
>
>
> * If your product is displaying an end of life service message, please
> view and complete the required information below to proceed.*
>
> * Please explain the message I am getting in my printer driver that says
> parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life.*
> Like so many other products, all Epson consumer ink jet products have a
> finite life span due to component wear during normal use. At some
> point, the product will reach a condition where either satisfactory print
> quality cannot be maintained or components have reached the end of their
> usable life. This is the normal product life cycle for highly mechanical
> devices like printers. This message is a warning that certain parts have
> reached the end of their usable life and that your printer will no longer
> work until it is serviced.
>
>
> * What parts are we talking about?*        The message refers to the ink
> pads, which are actually a number of porous pads in the printer that
> collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink that is not used
> on printed pages. Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup
> of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless
> photographs. Most users will not receive this message before the printer is
> replaced for other reasons. Some high volume users or those who use the
> printer for many years may receive this message about ink pads before other
> components reach the end of their usable life.
>
>
> * Why does my printer stop functioning when I get the message?*
> Epson is committed to ensuring the proper operation of all our devices to
> minimize the risks of property damage or personal injury during
> the lifespan of the product. The printers are designed to stop operating at
> the point where further use without replacing the ink pads could create
> risks of property damage from ink spills or safety issues related to excess
> ink contacting an electrical component.
>
>
> * Is there anything I can do to continue using my printer?*        Epson
> recommends replacing the printer, but if you want to continue using it,
> Epson recommends having the printer serviced at an Epson Customer Care
> Center. You may also be able to have the ink pads replaced by an
> independent service provider and use the Ink Pad Reset Utility to reset the
> Ink Pad Counter to continue using the printer. *Please note
> that replacement of ink pads is relatively expensive and may not be a
> good investment* for lower cost printers because the printers’ other
> components also may be near the end of usable life. Epson does not
> recommend ink pad replacement by users without technical training or
> resetting the Ink Pad Counter without replacing the ink pads
>
>
> I have this printer but must not print as much as you. : > ) Hope this
> helps.
> David lewis
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> On Aug 29, 2014, at 10:14 AM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Shut it off. Back on and try doing a power cleaning if that model permits
> it. If that doesn't work then you'll need servicing.
>
> K
>
> On Aug 29, 2014, at 7:47 AM, Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Morning Y'all,
>
> My Epson R1900 has declared that it needs servicing. Has anyone had this
> happen and is it just code for "I'm dead and you need to buy a new printer"?
>
> Thanks! Lore
>
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