WIC Reset Utility means Waste Ink Counters Reset Utility.
This Utility has been developed for making service procedures with inkjet Epson and Canon printers such as printhead power cleaning, fatal error codes reading, waste ink counters read and reset, print quality pattern printing etc.
The most popular function is – Read Waste Ink Counters. You know printers manufacturers put inside the printers Waste Ink Counters and they may overflow and the printer will stop printing.
So if You have a lot of printing job – it would be very useful to know the Waste Ink Counters values, because if they are near to 100% – the printer may stop and Your job will remain undone in time.
So, it is very important to know the current values of Your printers Waste Ink Counters. It is very easy to check by WIC Reset utility. It is free option.
Download and install the latest WIC Reset Utility version here.
See video tutorial – How to read current values of Waste Ink Counters.
So, if Waste Ink Counters are not overflowed – You can continue printing. That is Ok. But if Waste Ink Counters has been overflowed or are near that – You have to fix this situation.
Technically, this condition requires an Epson service engineer to resolve. It is however, possible that you could fix it yourself by resetting the printer and clearing the counter of how much ink has gone to those pads. You can reset the Waste Ink Counters by YourSelf and save about $50-60 in case You refer to Service Center engineer. They will do the same, but You’ll waste a lot of Your Time and Your Money.
So, if You have already checked the printers Waste Ink Counters and they are overflowed or near this condition – You have to Reset Waste Ink Counter Yourself by WIC Reset Utility.
See video tutorial How to Reset Waste Ink Counters by WIC Reset Utility.
As You can see in video You have to buy Reset Key for Waste Ink Counter Reset. This Reset Keys is for One Reset only. This Reset Key can be used for all supported printer models.
Please before You decide to buy Reset Key – check if Your printer model is supported by WIC Reset utility – see video tutorial How to check if WIC supports my printer model. Pay attention what functions are available for Your printer model. Some models have Read Waste Ink Counters option available – that means You can read Waste Ink Counters values, but RESET function is NOT available. This is because some printer models have separate Maintenance Ink Cartridge, which has its own IC chip . So this IC Chip can be reset by hardware Chip Resetter only. It can’t be reset by any Software. So, please pay attention to this fact and first check Your printers model support.
After You reset the Waste Ink Counter – the Reset Key will became used. You can check the Reset Keys status very easy. See video tutorial How to check Reset key status.
WIC Reset Utility requirements:
OS: Windows XP, Windows 7 – download here, MAC OS 10.5 Intel and higher – download here
Supported languages: Arabic, English, Japaneese, Chineese, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Portugeese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish (see video tutorial How to Change Languages in WIC)
- check the current value of waste ink counters and ink cartridges counters – FREE
- reset Waste Ink Counters – require RESET KEY – you have to buy Reset Key
- reset Ink Level counters in printers L100, L200, L800 only – FREE
- cleaning printhead – FREE
- Ink charge (power printhead cleaning) – FREE
- read and write serial number – FREE
- read and write USB ID – FREE
- read and write HEAD ID – FREE
- make EEPROM dump, backup – FREE
- paper feed test – FREE
- nozzle check – FREE
- color check pattern – FREE
- initialize (disable) PF deterioration offset – FREE
- retrieve device information – FREE
- make firmware downgrade (when do you need it to do?) – require RESET KEY – you have to buy Reset Key
NOTE: Different models have different functions available. Check available functionf for Your printer model first. See video tutorial How to check available functions?
Best regards for using free WIC reset utility. Be informed about your printers Waset Ink Counters values. Don’t get Your printer Stopped!
Use free WIC utility to check printers Waste Ink Counters values. Video tutorial:
Use the Reset Key to reset the Waste Ink counters (XP-600 printer as an example). Video tutorial: