Unknown Printer

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This can be caused by a faulty USB cable, bad interface card on the printer, improper interface type selected in the printer settings or having the wrong driver installed on the computer. The easiest issue to check is the drivers.
Reasons for Epson printer will not print from computer

Not properly connected to the electrical supply. Not set as a default printer. Low ink levels. Jammed paper.

Supply Voltage AC 100 V – 240 V, 50 Hz – 60 Hz.
Check Cables and Printer USB Ports

Check all cable connections (including the power cord) on the printer side. If the printer does have power and you`ve properly connected the communication cable, but the printer is still not recognized, try switching to a different USB port on the PC.

If EpsonNet Setup cannot find your product on a network, try these solutions: Make sure your product is turned on and connected to your network. Verify connection using your product control panel. Check if your network name (SSID) contains non-ASCII characters.
Yes, you can reset the print settings to their original, default values. Press and hold down the Cancel button for 3 seconds. When the message to reset the printer to default settings appears, press OK to reset the print settings.
Start by checking your hardware

If you`re using a wired printer, make sure that the printer cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC. For wireless printers, check the wireless connection. Make sure the printer`s wireless option is turned on and available.

1) Open Control Panel in your computer, and view by large icons or small icons. 2) Click Devices and Printers. 3) Find your printer, right click on your printer (sometimes it may display as Unspecified) and select Troubleshoot. 4) Let your computer troubleshoot the issue and follow the on-screen instructions to fix it.
A power source is mandatory for all printers. Before a printer can perform any useful function, it must be turned on.
On average, inkjet printers consume between 30-50 watts of electricity when in use, while in standby mode, they use 3 to 5 watts. It is recommended to turn off the printer when not in use or to use power-saving modes or automatic shut-off timers.
if your PC do not offer wireless connectivity a USB cable would be required unless your router supports WPS. If your PC is wirelessly connected to the router, restore the pritner settings as following: Click the WiFi button on the printer and select Restore Network Settings, confirm and prompt.
A wireless printer will still need a USB cable in case it needs to print in a location where Wi-Fi would not be available. Having a printer without a wire connection option can lessen the printer`s marketability.
Click the start button, and then select Epson Software > Epson Printer Connection Checker. Enter the application name in the search charm, and then select the displayed icon. Click the start button, and then select All Programs > Epson Software > Epson Printer Connection Checker.
Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on. On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting.
Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
Check cables or wireless connection

Make sure that the printer`s USB cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC. If your USB isn`t recognized, see Automatically diagnose and fix Windows USB problems. Check the wireless connection (for wireless printers).

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