Years ago I bought an Epson Stylus CX6400 printer. It prints. It scans. It copies. It’s a little workhorse. That is, it was until today.
Today we powered it up and were greeted with an error message. The message was vague and just said there was a problem and that we should take the printer in for service. Nothing more.
The Man of the House did some investigation and found out that the non-working printer was Epson doing us a favor. As they explain:
Epson is committed to ensuring the proper operation of all our devices to minimize the risks of property damage or personal injury during the lifespan of the product. The printers are designed to stop operating at the point where further use without replacing the ink pads could create risks of property damage from ink spills or safety issues related to excess ink contacting an electrical component.
Property damage? Ink contacting electrical components? Is this really a danger or is this just a ruse so that they can sell me a new printer?
I’ll contemplate buying a new printer later, for now The Man of the House found this page that tells how to reset the printer so it will work again. It worked like a charm and I’m back in business.