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Resetting your Epson printer (FREE)Modern Epson printers have built in software / firmware that counts the prints that you do and each model has a setlimit that will generate messages, saying something like "your printer requires maintenance" or "parts inside your printer may be worn". These messageswill continue unless you reset the 'Protection Counter', this period is called the 'Overflow'. Each model also has a setamount of prints allowed on the Overflow, after which your printer will stop working and lock you out completely (we call this 'Lock Out'),usually with two alternating flashing lights on the printer.All is not lost!You can unlock it, reset the overflow and reset the protection counter, bringing your printer back to life.The reason for having to do this according to Epson, is that your Ink Pads are full and need replacing.I had an Epson C86 printer reset under warranty by an Epson dealer and the ink pads were not replaced.This means that, all you really need to save your printer is the resetting software.If you have not already downloaded the program clickhere to download.How to use the softwareNote: this software will not work on certain Epson printer models such asthe RX500, so to manually reset this, click hereIt also only works on the older models, so for newer models such as the SX series and R / RX series we are currentlytrying to gather resetting software for your specific models. We have some new ones here for the SX410 & SX415(TX410 & TX415) and R265 / R285 / R360 / RX560, to download and for information, seebelow.Email from a user:It may help some of your customers to know that if using Windows 7 and needing to re-set an Epson Stylus Photo 915 you need to set the software to Compatibility mode Windows 7 before running the installer.Many thanks for your work in making this page! It was a great help.Philip(see full testimonials below)Installing and opening the software (SSC Service Utility ):Install Software ( ssc service utility ) by double clicking on the 'Set Up' file or 'sscserve.exe' you downloaded (firstunpack / unzip it if required).When Installed, Click on the [Start Button] on your computer desktop, then click on [Program Files] or [Programs] andselect SSC Service Utility from the list, this will open the program. If you chose to have a desktop shortcut when youinstalled the program, click this to start the program.Click on the [Configuration] tab and select your printer from both the [Installed Printers] and [Printer Models] lists.Please Note: Some models are listed with an 'x' in the model number, this means that the'x' can be a variety of numbers, for example, if you had an Epson C44 printer the selection for you would be the onethat looks like this 'C4x'. This is because the selection is the same for the C42, C44 & C46 printers.Also for R265 users, your printer isn't listed so select the R270 with this version (v4.3) until a newer version isavailable, I've been told this works.Now close the program and it will continue to run in your Task Bar on your computer desktop (Blue bar at thebottom of your computer screen).The icon looks like this You can now click the right mouse button on the icon in the Task Bar to use the menu you require.Using the software, tips and advice:If you require more images and simpler instructions for using this software, clickhere for the sscserve information page.Standard ResetIf your printer is giving warnings that your printer is due maintenance, this usually means that the printer has countedthe prints it has carried out and reached a predefined limit, the only requirement now is to reset the counter whichwill then release your printer hardware and start counting your prints from zero once more.Click the right mouse button on the program icon and select protection counter like so Click on 'Reset protection counter' and you'll be asked if you have replaced the ink pad, select Yes or OK, it will thensay counter reset.If you now select 'Show current value', it should show the counter as 0 (zero). If there are any numbers in the counteroverflow, click on 'clear counter overflow'.You are now ready to continue printing as normal as if your printer is brand new.


I have exactly the same experience. I have developed a rss reader which is downloadable through our website. The setup is packed with upx for saving bandwith. Since years we again and again have to tell AV companies that our software neither is a backdoor nor contains any virus.What we need is to collectively sue those av corps for compensations,so that a false positive will be really expensive for the AV corps.Now, they just dont care as there is no negative consequence fir them.

All true malware writers have access to all the AV software anyways, and of course, they test their exploits on machines with these AV packages installed on them. Most of the big company AV packages are designed for one thing only, and that is to increase the revenue of the big company, NOT to detect actual virii.

Some developers increase false positive detection of their software by sloppy coding, unnecessary heavy packing, sloppy attention to their dll files, and improperly registering their software with the Windows operating system. There is little need for all this. We try to make allowances for this in our AV, but when several of these are present, we will detect it as malware! Perhaps some developers need to use good coding practices, provide good documentation, and treat all components of their software as important!

As a developer, you really cannot use anti-virus software, it will make your life a living hell. I have done simple memory optimizations in the past that triggered bells in 10 anti-virus software packages. Needless to say, to keep my end-users happy I have to avoid said memory optimizations and release an inferior product. This is ludicrous and I wish anti-virus would go away. 041b061a72


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