Not too long ago I wrote an article regarding reset utilities and as part of that I mentioned a potential new “for a price” source of dubious origin.
Well, while it’s perhaps a welcome development, it seems that 2manuals.com have managed to broker some kind of deal with this source as they are now offering the same type of deal except by Credit card
The same scenario seems to be required though. To quote the 2Manuals site (bad spelling and all):
To get this adjustment program for Epson R1900, first you have to send us your PC configuration info file. It can be generated by special program, This program generates 2 files. You send us this files and we send the adjustment program to you.It can work on one PC only. If you change some parts in your computer the program will not work and you have to buy it once more for updated PC.
Whilst the issue of paying money to Western Union is no longer an issue it does beg a few questions still
- What does this “special program” gather in terms of information?
- Why would you pay for something that, when you upgrade your machine, will no longer work
Given the length of time before a normal waste counter reset I have to question the latter particularly as people do upgrade their machines, replace worn parts, etc. Those with older children in particular will definitely fall foul.
That said it does offer hope to those who have something more expensive like the R1900 but if you’re using the cheaper models printers like the TX100, is it really worth it?
Either way, it’s an interesting, if unwelcome development if for no other reason than the increase in cost. I can’t help but wonder if Epson will leave this alone though given their history for legal recourse. We shall see