Chip resetter for Epson

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Ink level chip resetters (Epson printers)

All recent model Epson printers use "chipped" ink cartridges.  A small IC chip fits to each ink cartridge, collects and stores ink level information for that cartridge.

Epson ink chip

Empty cartridge chip  triggers an error message via the Epson Status Monitor (similar to below) and  then the printer refuses to print until the empty ink cartridge is replaced - with a new one.

In order to reuse the cartridge, resetting the chip is necessary, otherwise the printer will not accept the cartridge. Even refilling well before a cartridge registers empty doesn't solve the problem.

Depending on the model of your Epson printer, you can either buy a chip resetter (further down this page) to reset the cartridges you have or a set of refillable cartridges with auto-resetting chips instead.

For printer:

Resets printer model:

ER-268    most desktop   models    Photo 780, 785, 810, 820, 830, 870, 875, 890, 895, 915, 950, 1270, 1290, 1290, 1400, 1410, 2000P, 2100, 2200, Stylus Colour C 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 70, 80, 82, 83, 84, 120, CX 510,  3100, 3200, 5100, 5200, 5300, 5400, 9400, 6400, D78, 92, DX4400, 7400, 8400, R210, 230, 260, 280, 285, 300, 310, 360, 380, 800, 1800, R2100, RX510, 530, 700 etc.
ER-368    wide format    PRO 4000, 4400, 4450, 4800, 4880, 7400, 7450, 7600, 7800, 7880, 9400, 9450, 9600, 9800, 9880
ER-989    wide format    PRO 7890, 7900, 7908, 7910, 9890, 9900, 9908, 9910
ER-300    business IJ    B300, B500, B508
ER-118    wide format    11880

How to reset Epson chips:

Resetting Epson chips is easy and it only takes few seconds to reset an "empty" chip. Simply align the resetter pins with the gold contacts of the chip and press the two together for about 5 seconds. There is a LED on the resetter, which starts off flashing red and turns green when the reset is completed. That's it!

Epson chip resetter

There are three small battery cells (replaceable) inside each Epson chip resetter that should last for hundreds of resets. The devices are well designed and reliable. Depending on the resetter model, one or two adapters are included  to enable resetting of different cartridges/chips. 12 months replacement warranty.

Older Epson printers - without chips:

Older Epson printers (pre chips) reset automatically, every time a cartridge is replaced. Even if you fit an empty cartridge, it will show full in the Epson Status monitor - without having to do anything else. No chips, nothing to hassles.

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