• General 22.07.2009 2 Comments

    As reported yesterday there was a major problem with the 2Manuals.com website. Thanks to a bit of persistence and a lot of work the 2manuals site owner was able to resolve the problem and finally remove the iframe malware that was polluting all pages.

    Whilst it’s good to see the site up and running again, this is where my “Security conscious” self kicks in and recommends you still ensure you scan all utilities and downloads purchased from this and/or received from this or any other site. It’s far too easy to ignore this basic advice and end up with an infected PC if you’re not careful.

    There have been some other lingering issues with downloads being unavailable or similar so I’ll follow those up with the site owner but for now it seems 2Manuals is back up and running again

  • General 12.07.2009 1 Comment

    Here’s a quick pop-test to see if you remember any of these:

    • inkjetprinterhelp.us
    • ssclg.com

    Ring any bells?

    Chances are both of those will be vaguely familiar, especially the latter as it’s the home of the useful SSC utility. Both have helped, to varying degrees, offering useful insight, utilities or support to inkjet printer owners. and both have had their content stolen and in some cases rebranded and re-sold. The SSC utility in particular has been “sold” as a link on eBay for years and is still mis-sold as the magic bullet cure much to the disgust of many.

    If you check these sites you will find a common theme… They’re dormant.

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  • A newer vidcap tutorial/guide is also available

    Epson Adjustment Utilities are notoriously complicated and about as user friendly as the small print for a pre-nup’. Well, let’s be honest they are not intended to be used by untrained end-users but some of the instructions provided with these things have left a LOT to be desired.

    Until now!

    I’ve realised that support requests relating to these utilities are increasing so I’ve finally managed to put together a screencast tutorial to fill the void.

    The new tutorial shows a detailed run through of the whole process including date changing, clearing a few tell tale folders/registry entries, etc… I’ve even included a few “DO NOT!” warnings too…

    Feel free to tweet, email or otherwise spread this link: http://bit.ly/Ko6Dm remembering to credit wasteink.co.uk please!… and if you have any feedback please let me know.. but no comments about the “Erms“, and “Ah’s“… This voice over stuff is not that easy!

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  • General 11.07.2009 No Comments
    What you find behind the trapdoor

    What you find behind the trapdoor

    The Epson RX700 seems to have been one of those experimental projects where Epson decided to put a lot of the technology and design features, normally found in a bigger printer, in a multifunctional unit.

    Thanks to Bernard Mas, of Go Micro in France, I was able to avoid the error of assumption, and can now add this long overdue guide on how to modify this somewhat unique printer

    Despite some quirks the task of installing an external waste ink system is much the same as other double waste tube printers so here’s how it’s done

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  • An example of whats on offer

    AdjUtil TX200

    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

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  • General 02.07.2009 No Comments

    A few users have pointed out problems accessing and reading the help file provided with the SSC Utility. This is a particular problem when accessing the file through Windows 7 (and possibly Vista)

    To help side step this problem I’ve produced a PDF version of the manual which you can download from here.

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