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How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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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.
The interface cable may not be plugged in securely. Check both ends of the interface cable between the printer and the computer. You may not be using the correct interface cable. If you are using the USB interface, use a Revision 1.1 or 2.0 cable.
The common causes of “General Error” are: Something in the path of the printhead (like bits of paper or something that`s been dropped in) Incompatible cartridges (Printer can`t/won`t recognise them) Autohead Cleaning & insufficient ink in cartridge(s) [PX/TX700W <-> Artisan 837 models]
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).

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.
Remove all of the new cartridges you had installed and re-install the old (empty) cartridges that worked. Restart the printer, this should remove the not recognised error (and tell you some are empty).
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.
Epson Printer Errors

If your printer is displaying an error code or message on the control panel, search for `Error code` on your product`s FAQs tab.

Communication errors are errors that occur when Parallel ESSL encounters problems in communicating between processes—sending and receiving data or synchronizing operations. When a communication error occurs, at least one communication message is issued and the application program is terminated.
1. Paper Jams. Paper jams are a common problem for printers, resulting in time-consuming and frustrating delays. It can occur when loose sheets of paper get stuck in the rollers or feeding mechanism of the printer.
If the error light is flashing, you cannot clean the print head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first. Right-click the printer icon on the taskbar, then select Head Cleaning. Or access the printer software, then click the Utility tab and click the Head Cleaning button.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.
Your Epson printer may have failed to recognize the new ink cartridge, or its ink level system has read it as empty. For numerous Epson printer models, there`s a way to bypass this built-in ink checking system through a quick cartridge reset. Raise the printer`s top cover and then hold the Ink button.
Verify the ink cartridge(s) is inserted properly. Some cartridges snap in place, and if they are not inserted fully, the printer won`t print anything. If a lever is moved from its original position to allow for installation of ink cartridges, ensure it is returned to its original position.
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > Add a printer or scanner.
The Scanner Is Not Recognized by Your System

Make sure the interface cable is securely connected to the scanner and your computer, and that the cable is not damaged or crimped. Your system may not work properly if you use a USB cable other than the one that came with your scanner.

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.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.
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.

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