Ok we have bought a Epson L 110 printer for price of around 7000 rupees. The pack also contains ink bottles for adding in to the ciss tank.
Let us review how to unpack and fill the ink and get going.
Now you, have installed the L 110 epson printer, it is ready to print. Since Epson has promised 15,000 pages, you would print a lot of paper for your office and home related works.
Beware if some thing like this happens
If the ink light starts blinking, you would get a prompt from the epson printing software, that it is time to reset the ink level or time to refill the ink in to your ink tank.
Even after you refill the ink tank and the red ink light is still blinking, then what to do ?
You will start searching the internet for fixes or cracks. And finally you will land up with you tube videos called L110 adjustment programs or waste ink resetter programs, all of which either charge you 10 dollars per reset.
Try this video for instance
Check out one such website:
so now what to do, either purchase the adjustment program by using your credit card or paypal account or should we call the epson customer care
Epson company is earning lots of income not by selling printers, but by selling epson genuine ink and by its customer service professionals and its on site epson technical engineers.
These Technical Engineers would come to your place, check out your epson printer, then charge you very high amounts of Indian rupees as repair fee.
Ok if the Espon Service Engineer is not called, you go to your local computer repair shop, for doing the repair, most of the technical guys do not do ciss tank repair, or waste ink pad replacements.
So what to do after investing 7000 Indian rupees in to very good espon L 110 printer. Is the printer dead or would it ever come back to working condition.
I am going to give you the tip which worked for me this morning. The red light has stopped blinking and the now the printer is working in very fine condition.
Free Software Waste ink resetters
1)Ssc Service Utility (does not support our Epson L 110) but can be used for normal flushing of ink and head cleaning.
2)Wic Reset Utility: It is free to download, but will not work without a reset key. To buy a reset a key you will pay 10 US dollars. Then they mail you the reset key. The reset key works fine for only one time and for one printer only. So we cannot reuse the reset key again.
Check out the following video
So what to do. It is very simple. Just relax, dont get mad at your L110 printer. Just read the lines just below. It might surely work for you as it worked for me. Just relax, play some nice music on your computer. Just Switch on your Epson L 110 Printer, the red ink light still blinking. Now look at the Epson logo, take a deep breadth. Turn around the printer, just go to the power cable. Just locate it. Now please dont unplug the power cable.
There are just buttons on your Epson L110 Printer.
1)The power on / off switch, which turns green
2)The next switch is the paper feed or ink button.
Now carefully view the 2nd Button on the black coloured Epson Printer. Just take a flash light and put some light on the second button.
After you have seen the 2nd button, there are two little led lights on it. One for the paper jam and the second for the ink refill button.
But the 2nd Button looks like a single switch, but there are two functions for it.
So since the red ink light is flashing, carefully put your fore finger on to it and give a gentle press.
Even if you keep on holding the red light button for an hour, the led light will not switch off.
Keep pressing the flashing red light part of the 2nd button and slowly turn the computer, locate the power plug, remove or unplug the power plug end from the printer's end. The power plug has to be disconnected while you are holding the red light button.
Now what will happen is, the printer's both green light and red light would be switched off, since there is no power supply.
After about a minute or so. Now you should listen carefully, you are about to plug in the power plug back on to the epson printer. ( just dont press any button or plug any cord, just listen and understand first)
Use your Right hand to plug the power plug, the left hand has five fingers. Place your fore finger on the power on switch (first switch), the middle finger on the red light blinking part of the 2nd switch.
I have already told that there are two functions to the 2 nd switch, so you have to be careful in holding the red light part of the 2 nd switch, not the entire button or switch.
Now plug the power cord with your left hand, press the red light blinking part of the 2nd switch with your middle finger, third thing switch on the printer using your forefinger the power on 1st switch. The green light will be on, printer would start making sounds, after a 1 minute gap of pressing the 2nd switch, remove your middle finger.
The red light part of the 2nd switch should be pressed before the printer is turned on, and should be still pressed for a minute, even after the printer is switched on. After a minute, the red light button should be released. Just wait for a few minutes, the red light would never turn on. Your printer would work as a new one. If you dont succeed at the first instance, try for a few more times. Till you get it right. This trick worked for me this morning. That is why, i am writing this blog to help you all.
Epson has one more pitfall or inbuilt resident evil in our L110 printer, which is the Waste ink tank and its associated pads. I am still not able to find the waste ink tank.
This above trick will help you make the printer work, but the waste ink tank is the ultimate bomb shell, which will definitely blow up your computer table with loads of waste ink, in a matter of few months.