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How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad

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  1. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad, How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad, How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • A wild Epson Printer appears.

    • Turn it around and look for a small door.

  2. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the small door on the back and open it.

    • You will find the tube that drains the waste ink to the ink pad.

  3. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • As you can see, the pad is full with waste ink and is larger than the small door that gives you access to it, meaning it is not meant to be changed by mortals.

  4. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • With a pair of tweezers gently pull the ink tube from the ink container.

    • Be careful not to grab it from the tube so as not to damage it.

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    • With the help of a syringe or anything that can suck liquid, clean the remaining ink from the tube.

    • I also went ahead and cleared the pad from as much ink as I could, it can buy you a bit more life span to the pad if you are in a hurry to print and not have the replacement items for this hack.

    • I did not have a syringe at the time and used a desolder pump, takes way longer though.

  6. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 6, image 1 of 2 How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Cut a 6" piece of the aquarium tubing and grab a connector.

    • Connect the printer tube to the aquarium tubing you just cut with the connector.

  7. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Put a connector on the end of the aquarium tube and connect it to the top of the bottle. Make sure that there is no chance of spilling or else you will have a big black spot of ink under your printer.

    • I inserted another connector on the top side of the bottle to release any pressure created by the ink coming in and the air in the bottle.

  8. How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • I placed the bottle in a lower elevation than the printer so that the ink can travel down the tube easier.

    • Check periodically to empty the waste ink bottle.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Angela Penaherrera

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I have the same problem. I will try that step. Good instructions. Thank you.

Adi Priyono - Reply

Thanks for this! =) God bless!

CHRISTOPHER L. BIRUNG - Reply

i need the ressetter for an epson l310

thandolwenkosim - Reply

will this work on L220?

Andi Lesmana - Reply

anyone have try this?

eufrasiaaa - Reply

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