For Epson Pro 4000, 4800, 4880, 7800, 7880, 9800, and 9880 printers.

There often comes a time when you need to cancel the initial fill process on your printer. Many people want to clean their printers with PiezoFlush or convert their printers to Piezography ink. With wide format printers, this often requires an “initial fill” procedure to flush the old ink out and the new ink in. If there is some problem with the printer or cartridges (or power going to the printer) during this process, the printer will often start back at the beginning of its purge cycle and waste a TON of ink. In certain exceptional circumstances, this can get the printer stuck in a cleaning cycle forever.

We found a way to cancel an InitFill process mid-track!

SEQUENCE 1

Turn off or unplug your pesky init-fill-stuck printer.

  1. Turn on the printer and make sure to simultaneously hold down the Centre(*), Down(v) and Right(>) buttons at the same as you turn the printer on.
  2. The LCD display will show ‘SELF TESTING’.
  3. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down until ‘Parameter’ appears on the LCD display.
  4. Press the Right(>) button.
  5. The LCD Display shows ‘Initialize’
  6. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘Update’ appears on the LCD display.
  7. Press the Right(>) button.
  8. The display shows ‘JM Init. FILL’.
  9. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘INK PARAMETER’ appears on the LCD display.
  10. Press the Right(>) button
  11. The LCD display will show ‘Set’
  12. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘Reset’ appears on the LCD display.
  13. Press the Centre(*) button.
  14. The LCD Display shows ‘Update Param ?’
  15. Press the Centre(*) Button.
  16. The menu display returns (not important, but it mentions ‘HeadWashFlg’)
  17. Turn off the printer.

SEQUENCE 2

  1. As before, turn on the printer and make sure to simultaneously hold down the Centre(*), Down(v) and Right(>) buttons at the same as you turn the printer on.
  2. The LCD display will show ‘SELF TESTING’.
  3. Press the Down(v) button to Scroll down until ‘Parameter’ appears on the LCD display.
  4. Press the Right(>) button.
  5. The LCD Display shows ‘Initialize’
  6. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘Update’ appears on the LCD display.
  7. Press the Right(>) button.
  8. The display shows ‘JM Init. FILL’.
  9. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘INK PARAMETER’ appears on the LCD display.
  10. Press the Right(>) button
  11. The LCD display will show ‘Set’
  12. Press the Centre(*) Button.
  13. The LCD Display shows ‘Update Param ?’
  14. Press the Centre(*) Button.
  15. The menu display returns (not important, but it mentions ‘HeadWashFlg’)
  16. Turn off the printer.

SEQUENCE 3

  1. Put a sheet of paper in the printer (A4 copier paper is OK)
  2. Turn on the printer as you would do normally (i.e. no buttons held down)
  3. The printer will ask you to press pause to start Ink Charging
    DO NOT Press Pause!
    Note – If it doesn’t ask this then you don’t need to carry out stage 4 – our printer did want to charge inks
  4. Turn off the printer

SEQUENCE 4

  1. Turn on the printer and make sure to simultaneously hold down the Centre(*), Down(v) and Right(>) buttons at the same as you turn the printer on.
  2. The LCD display will show ‘SELF TESTING’.
  3. Press the Down(v) button to Scroll down until ‘Parameter’ appears on the LCD display.
  4. Press the Right(>) button.
  5. The LCD Display shows ‘Initialize’
  6. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘Update’ appears on the LCD display.
  7. Press the Right(>) button.
  8. The display shows ‘JM Init. FILL’.
  9. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘INK PARAMETER’ appears on the LCD display.
  10. Press the Right(>) button.
  11. The LCD Display shows ‘Init Fill’ and ‘Set’
  12. Press the Down(v) button to scroll down the display until ‘Reset’ appears on the LCD display.
  13. Press the Centre(*) Button.
  14. The LCD Display shows ‘Update Param ?’
  15. Press the Centre(*) Button.
  16. The menu display returns (not important, but it mentions ‘HeadWashFlg’)
  17. Turn off the printer
  18. When you turn the printer back on it will go to ready. YAY!