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10 Basic Epson Printer Troubleshooting Tips

by Rozer Samith Technology

Cleaning the Print Head for Windows

First of all, keep a plain paper in the tray. Open control panel > click on device and printer > right-click on Epson printer and choose printing preference > click on manage tabs > click on head cleaning > click start. Now follow the on-screen instructions.

If at any step you find any kind of difficulty, feel free to ask for Epson printer support.

Setting Epson Printer as Default Printer

If there are multiple printers installed, you have to set the Epson printer on default to reduce the chances of getting a "printer not working" error. Follow the steps to make your Epson printer as default. 

  1. Go to the start menu and click settings.

  2. Click on the printer and scanner menu item.

  3. Move your cursor to the device, then connect printer and scanner,

  4. Select the Epson printer from the list.

  5. Click on manage option.

  6. Click on set as default. All set.

Checking Ink Cartridge for Low Ink

It is possible that your printer is not working due to the shortage of ink in the ink cartridge. You can check the ink level on the monitor provided by Epson. 

  1. Visit control panel

  2. Click on devices and printers.

  3. Right-click on the Epson printer listed in the window.

  4. Select the printing preference option.

  5. Click on maintenance tab.

  6. Click on Epson status monitor. In the new window, you can see the level of ink in the ink cartridge.

Replacing the Ink Cartridge

Suppose you are using your ink cartridge for a long period. In that case, it's time to change it because some people refill their old ink cartridge, but this does not always go well and results in Epson printers not working and printing.

Reinstalling Epson Printer on Your PC

Epson printer error can also occur due to improper or impartial Epson printer setup, so we advise you to re-perform Epson printer setup to resolve it. But, first of all, you have to uninstall it.

  1. Go to the control panel.

  2. Programs and features.

  3. Right-click on Epson printer.

  4. Click on uninstall, and then restart the computer.

  5. Re-connect the Epson printer with computer.

  6. Reinstall the Epson printer on your computer.

Installing Epson Printer on Windows

  1. Go to the start menu.

  2. Click on settings

  3. Click on selected devices

  4. Click on printer and scanners

  5. Click on add a printer or scanner, and then follow the on-screen instructions. 

Correcting Port for Epson Printer

Sometimes the lack of proper port during printer installation, printer not working problems may occur. You can change the printer part without reinstalling the Epson printer by following the steps mentioned ahead. 

  1. Search control panel 

  2. Click on device and printers.

  3. Select the standard TCP/IP port and click on the new port.

  4. Click on apply button, and then try to restart both the computer and the printer.

Updating Printer Drivers on Windows

  1. Go to start.

  2. Find the printer and expand it.

  3. Choose your printer and right-click on it.

  4. Click on update driver and follow the on-screen instructions.

Wait for Epson Printer to Resume

Sometimes Epson printer stops working due to some technical process stacking the printer. In this case, you should be patient and do things like check your desktop for any wait message or observe the printer for any unusual indications. 

Clearing Long Print Queues

Suppose you are printing hundreds of documents or using your printer continuously for a long time. In that case, this kind of error occurs and prevents Epson printers from working. 

  1. Press windows key + R key simultaneously.

  2. Type service.msc in the box.

  3. Find the printer spoiler.

  4. Right-click on the printer spoiler

  5. Open file explorer on the desktop

  6. Type the address in the address bar.

  7. Delete all the files.

  8. Click on start.

So, these are some of the basic tips to troubleshoot Epson printers. To know more about the printer troubleshooting guide, stay tuned with us.


About Rozer Samith Freshman   Technology

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Created on Sep 5th 2020 04:27. Viewed 115 times.

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