Chipless firmware using WIC reset

 

Step 1: Download and install WIC reset from here https://www.wic.support/download/

 

You will need to allow your antivirus or windows defender to allow this if it's blocked

 

Step 2: Have your printer connected to the computer via USB and switch off all other printers connected to to your network and launch WIC reset

 

 

 

 

Step 3: From within WIC Click on support - Terminate - All process


 

 

 

Step 4: Launch and run the modified firmware you purchased from here https://chiplesssolutions.com/download.shtml

 

 

 

 

Make sure you select the right printer - there should only be one showing if step 2 was done correctly.

 

Step 5: Printer will display updating firmware , it will take a while to run - when it reaches around 90% on the firmware updater quit the updater and force windows to end program - to do this press CTRL-ALT-DEL on keyboard and open the task manager - select the firmware updater and end task.


 

 

 

Step 6:  Launch the licence program or no inks updater from which you can download from https://chiplesssolutions.com/download.shtml

 

Step 7: Click activate online - enter your serial number , you may have to allow your antivurus to allow this program to connect to the internet, the recovery code given save this into a text file as it can be used to recover the printer if the firmware is accidently updated


 

 

Step 8: Reboot the printer and your all done

If your printer was not purchased in Europe then it will use different cartridges for the ciss - for it to work in your country you will need chipless firmware - read on 

 

What is chippless firmware?


Chippless firmware is a modified version of the software installed inside your printer that has been modified so it no longer monitors the chips or ink levels, this is uploaded to your printer and overwrites the current version of the software.

 

The benefits of chippless software are it gives the user the ability to put cartridges in the printer with no chips or the wrong chips , an example of use would be if you have intermittent issues with chips doing this would solve that as it no longer checks for chips.

 

An alternative scenario would be where you get the same printer in different countries but the chip / cartridges are different so you cannot buy a product from one country and put it in the same printer in a different country because the cartridges and chips are different andwould not be recognised.

 

Making the printer chippless would as an example allow the user to buy a ciss or refillable cartridges for the XP-4100 in the UK and install them in the US version of the same printer.

 

Using a chippless firmware will void your warranty but if you are using a third party ink its already voided.

 

Once uploaded you should not update your firmware from Epson, or it will overwrite the modified version and go back to how it was before with normal unmodified firmware, ink levels will no longer be monitored so manual checking will be required of the product you are using. 

 

If done in error, it can be recovered if you have saved your recovery code the software offers at time of modification.

 

Chipless firmware is offered here https://www.chiplesssolutions.com

 

We have a handy guide here https://www.cityinkexpress.co.uk/blog/post/2020/09/14/How-to-Install-Chippless-firmware-using-Wic-Software.aspx

 

We are often asked by why we do not offer detailed technical support by phone - so here are our reasons.

 

We cannot see what you can

 

Many of our products require detailed technical support which often requires images and screen shots of the product setup, settings, images - without these we cannot see and understand the whole picture and offer an effective prompt solution

 

Sometimes with the settings you have - you might think they are right but may not be - we need to see images to find this out - it only takes 1 wrong thing to stop the product working  building up a complete picture of support helps us.

 

We do not record conversations and each time you ring you may get a different staff member who has no idea who you are or any previous history this may result in wrong advice being given.

 

Building up a complete picture of support over time helps understand and troubleshoot to give the best advice as we can see what has been done and tried before.

 

Building up a complete picture of support by email means any member of staff can read all the history and support you. 

 

Building up a complete picture of support helps us improve the quality of the products and level of service we provide.

 

We have now released the ciss continuous ink system for Epson XP-8500,XP-8505,XP-8000,XP-8600,XP-8605 Printer and the video can be found here

 

It is available with normal dye ink, Epson T6731-6 Genuine eco tank inks and empty ciss continuous ink system

 


We are proud to announce December's competition winner is Naomi, who won a full set of Canon ink.

Here is a picture of Naomi with her prize.