How to Reset the Ink Pad on an Epson CX5200 and RX500

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Resetting the ink pad counter on your Epson CX5200 or RX500 series printer will allow the printer to resume the device's regular functionality after an "Ink Pad Full" warning. The ink pads installed inside the CX5200 and RX500 series printers collect waste ink from maintenance cycles, as well as other regular printing tasks. Epson recommends resetting the ink pad counter on your printer only after replacing the ink pads. Resetting the ink pad counter for your printer only takes a few minutes and a special software utility.

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  1. 1

    Download the SSC Service Utility, and save the program to your computer's desktop (see Resources). Turn on your printer, and allow the device to load properly.

  2. 2

    Click on the "SSCSERVE.EXE" file located on your desktop, and follow the installation prompts.

  3. 3

    Click on the "SSC Service Utility" program shortcut located on your computer's desktop. Once the program dialogue box appears on your screen, close the dialogue box so the program loads into the system tray, located on the bottom left-hand side of the task bar.

  4. 4

    Click on the small "SSC Service Utility" printer icon displayed on your system tray, using your right mouse button. Hover your mouse cursor over the "Protection Counter" menu item, and choose "Reset Protection Counter" from the choices listed. Follow the on-screen directions to commence and finish the ink pad reset procedure.

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