Reset Epson ET-1116
Reset E-11 Error: the Ink Pad Needs Service – Replacement won’t work!
If you own an Epson printer, you may have encountered the dreaded E-11 error message indicating that the ink pad needs service. This error message can be frustrating and worrying, especially if you are not familiar with printer maintenance. However, replacing the ink pad may not necessarily resolve the issue.
When you receive the E-11 error message, it means that the printer’s internal ink pad is nearing its maximum capacity and needs to be reset. The ink pad is a sponge-like component that absorbs waste ink from the printing process. Over time, this pad becomes saturated, and the printer prompts you to service or replace it to avoid potential ink leakage or damage to the printer.
While it may seem logical to replace the ink pad, this is not a permanent solution. Replacing the pad without resetting the printer’s internal counter will only temporarily alleviate the problem. The printer’s firmware keeps track of the ink pad’s usage and will continue to display the E-11 error message until the counter is reset.
To reset the ink pad counter and clear the E-11 error, you will need to use a software utility specifically designed for Epson printers. These software tools, often called resetters or adjustment programs, allow you to reset the internal counter and eliminate the error message.
Using a resetter typically involves connecting the printer to a computer and running the software utility. The resetter will communicate with the printer’s firmware and reset the ink pad counter. After the reset is complete, you should no longer see the E-11 error message, and your printer should resume normal operation.
In conclusion, when faced with the E-11 error message, replacing the ink pad alone will not resolve the issue. Instead, consider using a software utility or seeking professional help to reset the ink pad counter. This will ensure the proper functioning of your Epson printer and prevent potential printing problems in the future.
Download Epson ET-1116 Resetter
How to Reset Epson ET-1116
1. Read Epson ET-1116 Waste Ink Pad Counter:
If Resetter shows error: I/O service could not perform operation… same as below picture:
==>Fix above error with Disable Epson Status Monitor: Click Here, restart printer/computer and then try again.
2. Reset Epson ET-1116 Waste Ink Pad Counter
– Buy Serial Key:
4. Wait 30s, turn Epson ET-1116 off then on
5. Check Epson ET-1116 Counter
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