We’re back with another solution related to the Epson Printer. In this one, we’re going to be taking a look at why the Epson Printer is not printing properly and what are the steps required fixing the problem.
All the methods are tested and worked 99% of them time for any printing problems related to your Epson Printer.
We are going to go through some primary steps dealing with Epson Printer’s all printing-related issues. First off we need to find out whether its software related issue or a hardware related issue, let’s look at the possible causes-
- Connection issues.
- Set up issues.
- Updates need to be made.
- Hardware issues.
- Compatibility issues.
To tackle the problems arising due to the stated causes, here is a step-wise solution and guidance to also keep you away from any future trouble. Besides, you should also refer to the user guide provided with the Printer.
The software issues will be the drivers or any other files that may have been deleted from your computer and are causing temporary problems in printing. Next, we got another type of issue, which is hardware that can be print heads, nozzles, a USB cable, paper jams, and other matters. Let’s have a look at what we can do here to fix Epson Printer, not printing problem.
For Connection issues
Step 1: Ensure that all the cables, USB, switches, or wireless connectors are not damaged and are compatible and properly connected.
Step 2: Check for active internet connection and its speed.
Step 3: Keep your PC and Printer connected on the same Wi-Fi.
Step 4: If you are using extension cables, hubs, or Printer switching devices, remove them. And check now if the problem was with them.
Step 5: Keep the wireless connecting devices close to the PC and the Printer and check re-pairing.
Step 6: Turn off the PC and the Printer, and after 30 seconds, restart both machines.
Step 7: Give the command to print a test printing paper.
For Setup issues
Step 1: Go to the Printer settings.
Step 2: Enter’ Printers and scanners’ on the search bar.
Step 3: Now, click on Epson Printer.
Step 4: Then select ‘Set as Default Printer.’
Step 5: Again, click on Epson Printer, then select Open Print Queue.
Step 6: Cancel all printing jobs aka documents.
Step 7: If you are using more than one Printer, remove the others temporarily.
Step 8: To see if the Printer spooler service is running or not, Press Windows+R
Step 9: Type’ services.msc’ in the Run box.
Step 10: Search for Print spooler and double click on it.
Step 11: Set the Startup type to Automatic and the Service status to Running.
Step 12: Now click on start and then click on OK.
Step 13: Give the command to print a test printing paper.
If Updates need to be made
Step 1: Select your Epson Printer from the Printer window.
Step 2: Open the Epson Printer setup page from that select the Printer drivers and software to reinstall them.
Step 3: Download them one by one.
Step 4: Double click on recently downloaded files and click install.
Step 5: Follow instructions and don’t close the window during installation.
Step 6: Click on finish and restart the complete system in 30 seconds.
Step 7: Give the command to print a test printing paper.
For Compatibility issues
When old software is no longer compatible, and the updated packages are not available in the Windows device manager, you can contact the official Epson Printer Support for help.
Sometimes, we install improper drivers who are incompatible and can raise troubles, at such times you can go to the Epson Printer Support portal and chat with the assistant to know which the right driver for your Printer is.
You may have an issue in the printing program you are using. It is better to check the Printer with another program. If there is a program issue, you can contact its developer.
Also, check on the compatibility of hardware items you are using.
For Hardware issues
- Check if you are running out of ink or toner, thus replace the cartridges when required.
- Check if the paper out light is flashing, which indicates there is no paper in the Printer so you need to load papers.
- If you are having trouble since you have replaced any part of your Printer. Then check that part.
- Don’t keep the Printer unused for a long time.
- Turn off the Printer when you are not using it.
Other Problems with Solutions
If you are getting faint or incomplete print, then there can be a problem with the nozzle. To obtain the rid of a clogged nozzle, here are some steps-
Step 1: If no errors are showing on the screen, press the Home button.
Step 2: Now select ‘Setup’ and then click ‘Maintenance.’
Step 3: Click on the ‘Printhead Nozzle Check.’
Step 4: You will get a four colored grids page, if no gaps are there, select done.
Step 5: If you see gaps, click on ‘Clean the printhead’ and continue.
Step 6: If you run this cleaning cycle for 2-3 times with no improvement, turn off the Printer after the complete procedure for up to 6 hours.
Step 7: Start the system and take the print test.
If your Epson Printer is not printing any pages or printing only blank pages, follow these steps-
Step 1: Recheck Printer settings.
Step 2: Unclog the nozzle.
Step 3: Replace the ink cartridges.
Step 4: Take the print test.
If your Printer’s lights came on and then went out, then-
Step 1: Ensure that you’ve turned your Printer off when it’s not in use.
Step 2: If the voltage does not match, do not plug in your Printer but contact the dealer.
If the Power light of the Printer is on but not printing, then-
Step 1: Maybe your computer does not have a memory to print the large image, so try printing a smaller image.
Step 2: Check on ink cartridges.
Step 3: Take the print test.
If Error light is flashing while printing, follow given steps-
Step 1: Remove paper from the Printer.
Step 2: Turn off the Printer and check if the Printer has any object or pieces of paper if so, remove them.
Step 3: Maintain proper ventilation.
Step 4: Turn on the Printer and check if the problem is solved. If not, contact your dealer.
We hope you were able to fix the problem with your Epson Printer. If, in case after carefully following every step and solutions in this article and still having Epson Printer Printing Problems, then you can leave us a message below, and we’ll try to help you fix the issue.