A large group of users on social networks has begun to denounce that the epson printers they are starting to fail after a period of use. That’s how he found out specifically Mark Havenwriter and professor at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
Haven recently took to Twitter to share a frustrating experience with his wife’s “very expensive @EpsonAmerica printer” that, seemingly out of nowhere, displayed a warning message stating that it had “reached the end of its useful life.” Then it just stopped working.
My wife’s very expensive @EpsonAmerica printer just gave a message saying it had reached the end of its service life and proceeded to brick itself. Apparently she can pay to service it or buy a new one even though it was working fine. Outrageous!
— Mark Tavern (@marktavern) July 22, 2022
The error message was related to porous pads inside the printer collecting and holding excess ink. These wear out over time, leading to potential risks of property damage from ink spills, or potentially even damage to the printer itself.
According to Fight to Repair Substack, the issue affects the Epson L130, L220, L310, L360, and L365 models, but could affect other models as well, and dates back at least five years. there is already videos on YouTube showing other Epson users manually replacing these ink pads to bring their printers back to life.