Compatible models: Epson WF-C579R, Epson WF-C579RA, Epson WF-C579RB.
Fix errors : ink out, ink cartridge is low, ink cartridge near end, ink cartridge is empty, incompatible ink cartridge.
Functions: Reset ink chip level, make chipless firmware.
Why Reset Ink Chip For Epson WF-C579R ?
– Modify printers Firmware -> printer will not require Ink Cartridges (IC Chips on cartridges) anymore. You will not need to reset ink chips or replace them if they are broken.
– You can use CISS or Refillable Ink Cartridges on those printer models that doesnt have AutoReset Chips developed yet! Instead of using expensive Epson OEM Ink Cartridges. You can use third party Ink Cartridges, CISS or Refill Cartridges now !
– Reset Ink Chip Allowing printers to work without limits and the chip reset. All you need for printing is to refill the ink tanks in time.
Instructions for updating the printer firmware in chipless for Epson WF-C579R
For updating the printer firmware into a chipless one you need:
Firmware Program compatible with your printer model.
Activation Program compatible with your printer model.
A computer with a Windows operating system and Internet access, only 1 printer driver software on computer.
Before you continue with the reprogramming of the firmware, please make sure that the device is installed on your computer. Remove any other printers driver software on computer. And make sure that any other devices (except mouse and keyboard, printer), which are connected to your computer via USB or LPT ports are disconnected. It’s preferable that the computer is connected to the “UPS” (uninterruptible power source) device, because if during the reprogramming process the electricity source has any interruptions, then the reprogramming will be carried out with an error, which makes the device unable to work.
Be sure Your printer can be modified to Chipless Version.
Don’t buy Activation Key before You have checked if Your printers Firmware can be changed to Chipless! Make following steps.
Step 1. Download and extract Zip archive with Epson WF-C579R Firmware – CE16L7 version
Connect printer to PC (with Windows OS) by proper USB cable.
Disable all Epson processes and services. You can do this manually using task manager and administration tools or You can do this via WIC Reset Utility (install and run it, then select MENU Support -> Disable processes in the main menu).
Upload Firmware to printer in the NORMAL MODE (do NOT use service mode yet just start the printer with the power button). Run EPFWUPD.EXE file and follow all steps until Firmware will upload in printer.
Read the introduction and click Next.
STEP 4. Turn on the printer in normal mode (using the power button) and run the Chipless Activation program on the computer
When Firmware Update process is complete – printer will restart – usually it will take only a few minutes but can continue for 10-20 minutes in some rare cases.
If process hangs or stops at 80-99% – replug power cable and start printer manually.
Now check current firmware version ( how to check ).
If firmware version is CE16L7– firmware has been uploaded successfully. You can go to next Step.
If NO – restart the printer and try once more time.
STEP 5. Launch the Chipless Firmware program on your computer.
STEP 6. In Chipless Activation select your printer model and click the Activate Online button. In the window that opens, enter the activation key and click OK. The program will send a request to the chiplessprinter.com server and activate chipless firmware.
An activation key can be purchased at chiplessprinter.com. The key has a limited validity period and is suitable for only one specific printer.
STEP 7. Save the firmware recovery code, which will be generated in the appropriate program window. This code will be needed if necessary, to restore chipless firmware.
STEP 8. Turn off the printer using the power button. The device is flashed into a chipless version.
STEP 9. Install the supplies in the printer and turn it on. The printer will be ready for use.
IT’s IMPORTANT! Do not turn on the printer after activating the firmware without consumables installed – this may lead to the failure of the print head of the printer.