When you get the "service needed" or the "parts need changed" error, and the only light on the printer is one red led light. This is what you do.
- Turn on the printer.
- Download the Epson stylus Color Service Program CX1500.
- Unzip and run FT0077_0624.exe.
- In the upper tabs go to RD settings.
- Double click on option 7, Dump ROM data.
- When the new window opens go to Protection counter A, change the number there to 0.
- Click OK, then it will confirm that it has saved the ROM data and click ok, exit the application.
- Turn the printer off.