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Obtaining Service Manuals and Adjustment Programs

Obtaining Service Manuals & Adjustment Programs

There may come a time in the life of your printer, especially older
ones, where some repair is needed. If you have the same information
that the techs at the repair depot have, you have a pretty good chance
of solving the problem. The Service Manual and Adjustment Program are what you need.

Get a CD containing many of the Epson service manuals and adjustment programs for $25 from

There is a Russian program on the Internet from a company or group called SSC Localization Group or SSCLG.  They
offer a program for Epson printers that will reset the cartridge chips to full or prevent them from recording ink
usage data.

This program is in the same category as the one above, use at your own risk.  We have not
fully tested it nor have any of our customers.  It is not an MIS product.

We are not affilliated or connected with SSCLG in any way.  We just thought our customers who care to
venture a little deeper into the operation of their printers should be aware of this site.

The program can be downloaded from this site.....

We are not sure what happens if you use this program with a CFS unit that has autoreset chips on it.  It is
inteneded for use with the standard type Epson cartridge chip.  Use at your own risk.

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Testing an Inkjet Printer Using Purge Patterns

If you have ever struggled to get your printer to print perfectly, without banding, this information may help you.

Inkjet nozzles are very small, about 1/3 the diameter of a human hair. Hard to see with the naked eye. On the bottom of the cartridge or print head there is a bank of nozzles (16, 32, 64 or more) for each color. If one or more of these nozzles are blocked, you will see skipping or bands of white on your printouts.

This is not good. Not only will the white bands (no ink) be objectionable, but the blended ink colors will not come out right. The printer only has base color to work with (cyan, magenta, yellow, black in a 4 color printer). All the other 16 million colors are from blending these base colors. If some of the nozzles in the print head are blocked, the colors will be off, sometimes way off.

Okay, so what to do to get them unblocked.

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