Long and continuous use of the same printers over a period of time causes the printers to isplay messages which remind the user about parts of the printer that are about to expire
. This, however, is not always true. This expiry
message is a result of printer
software designed to block printing
after a certain number of pages have been printed. There is software available that can help override this restriction by successfully reassigning the page counter
to its initial seed value
. As a result of this, printing can resume without any error messages.
Before you resign yourself to buying a new printer, try these tips to prolong the life of your current one.
The printer is set to display that message after printing a certain number of pages. The number of pages depends on the exact model you are using. This means the message you are seeing is not caused by faulty equipment - it is a response to having used it a set number of times.
To get around this problem follow these steps to reset the printer's in-built counter to 0:
- Download the free SCC service utility here.
- Then click on sscservve.exe to set it up
- When you close this program, a printer icon should appear on you taskbar.
- Right click on the printer icon and select Protection counter
- Select Show current value
- This should show you information on the number of pages printed and the maximum value
- If the Current value is greater than the Maximum value, this indicates that the problem is due to the number of pages already printed
- In this case, go to Protection counter > Reset protection counter > Clear Counter overflow
- The current value should be reset to 0
- Restart your PC and your problem should be solved