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Epson Printer Not Working

There are many reasons why your Epson printer may not be working. This can be due to either mechanical issues, an ink or paper problem or an issue with connectivity. Many times, you will see common error messages that appear on the LCD. Other times, you may see indicator lights flashing as they try to alert you to a particular problem.  Read on to learn why your Epson printer is not working and what you can do about it.

If your Epson Printer is not working, go ahead and check to see if the Pause Light is in Pause Mode. If this is the case, then the Epson Printer is in the process of either cleaning the printer head or drying the ink. You should also check for Error Messages on the Epson Printer’s LCD display.

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Epson Printer Not Connected

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If your Epson Printer is not connected it is usually from a problem with connectivity via Wi-Fi. It could also be from an issue with the queuing and printing tasks. Checking the What’s Printing Option in Settings on your computer can help to lead to a solution to this frustrating problem.

If your Epson Printer is not working and is not connecting, first turn on your computer. Then press the Windows button on your keyboard and click on Settings. Go to Windows Settings and then to Options. Select Printers and Scanners and then click on Epson Printer That is Offline.

Go ahead and uncheck the box next to Use Printer Offline and then test the printer again.

Epson Printer Not Found On Network/Detected

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If you find that your Epson Printer is not found/detected, it could be due to a problem with the printer driver. It could also be due to the wrong driver being installed in your Epson printer.

If your Epson Printer is not working and is not found on the network or detected, uninstall the current printer driver and try to reinstall the correct one. Try printing a test page and if this does not work, check the interfaces by going to the Control Panel and then to Devices and then to Printers.  

Epson Printer Not Printing

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If your Epson Printer is not printing, it could be due to an issue with the Printer Head. Proper cleaning of the Printer Head can quickly solve this issue.

If your Epson Printer is not working and is not printing, run the Head Cleaning Utility. Make sure that the printer is turned off and that all the Check Ink Lights are turned off. Click on Head Cleaning and then follow the on-screen instructions.  

Then, click on Print Nozzle Check Pattern, which you can find in the Head Cleaning Dialog Box. Select Pwr Cleaning and then continue to repeat these steps 4 or 5 times. At this point, turn the printer off and let the printer stay off overnight.

Now, proceed with Head Cleaning again and be sure to replace any ink cartridges that are low on ink or may have run out of ink completely.   

If this still does not solve the problem, be sure to contact a certified Epson Printer Technician to evaluate the problem.

Epson Printer Not Turning On/Off

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If your Epson Printer is not turning on or off, it could be due to an issue with your interface or power cords. It could also be due to a problem with your default printer selection. Careful troubleshooting should easily be able to delineate the problem so you can resolve it quickly.

If your Epsom Printer is not working and is not turning on/off, turn off the power and then turn it back on and check to see if the interface cable is plugged directly into the correct terminal of the computer. Also make sure that your Epson Printer is correctly selected as the default printer.

Epson Printer Not Responding

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If your Epson Printer is simply not responding, it can be an aggravating and frustrating experience. This problem is usually from a poor Wi-Fi connection or from software that is outdated.

If your Epson Printer is not Working and is not Responding, first check all of the wires and connections and try to disconnect and reconnect the Ethernet cables. Also, make sure that your computer and printer are both on the same Wi-Fi network.

The issue could also be due to your anti-virus software. Now set your printer as the default printer by typing in Default Printer in the Search box. Then select the option Let Windows Manage My Default Printer.

Then go to Devices and Printers and Right Click on your model of Epson Printer so it will be your new default printer.

You can also do some further troubleshooting using the troubleshooting tool that is built into Windows.

Open the settings App on your Epson Printer and click on Update and Security. Then select Troubleshoot, which is located on the left side of the panel. On the right side of the panel, click on Printer and then Run the Troubleshooter.

Also, try to restart the Print Spooler, which brings together the files ready to be printed. Now, delete the appropriate files and then restart the Print Spooler again.  Then, Right Click on Windows and click on Run.

Type services.msc and then double click on Print Spooler. Select Automatic as the startup type and then double click on Printers and then delete all of the files that are in the Printer window.

Epson Printer Won’t Stay Connected to Wi-Fi

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Oftentimes, if your printer driver is either not functioning or is just out of date, it can lead to connectivity issues. If you update your printer driver, it can often correct your problems with your Epson Printer not being connected to your Wi-Fi network.

If your Epson Printer is not working and won’t stay connected to Wi-Fi, begin by restarting your Epson printer. Push the Windows Button + I button and Launch Windows Settings. Go to Devices and then double click on it. Click on Printers and Scanners.  

Select your Epson Printer from the dropdown list and then uncheck Stop Printing and Printer from Another Printer. Then select Use Printer Online. Go ahead and Right Click See What’s Printing and set your printer as the default printer.