Epson is one of the top printer manufacturing industries. These printers are designed according to the users’ needs. For home users, Epson provides compact inkjet printers; uses less space, and provides good printouts. For companies, Epson provides big laser printers with excellent printing speed. But the user can face a few errors while using the Epson printer.
Common errors in Epson printer
- The printer is not connecting
- The printer stopped working unexpectedly
- Epson printer showing error code
- Slow Printer
- Cartridge not found
- Epson printer is giving faded printouts
- The printer is showing offline status
Troubleshooting common Epson printer errors
Restart the printer device
If the printer stops unexpectedly while taking print out then restart it. Your printer may stop due to some runtime error. The user has to perform a power restart so all the printer services start working correctly. On the printer, remove its power cable and now wait. Reconnect the printer’s power cable and it should start automatically. Now go to the computer and send the command to check the printer’s error. But when the Epson printer is showing the same error then you can try running the printer troubleshooter. If the printer is not working due to errors on printer files then the troubleshooter tool will fix it. Go to the computer; search for a printer troubleshooter and run the tool. The troubleshooter will inspect all printer-related files on the computer and then repair them. After repairing, send a new print job and take your printouts reliably.
Reconnect the Epson printer
If the printer connection seems interrupted then reconnect it. Epson printers get connection issues when the cable is not working. You should go to the printer and check for its cable. Eject the cable and now check the pins. If the Epson cable is faulty then get the new cable for your printer. While purchasing, make sure to get the high-speed cable. The Epson driver won’t run if you are not using the high-speed cable. Now go to the Epson printer and connect it with the cable. Go to the computer and search for the Epson printer. If the Epson printer is not connecting to the network then check the router. Don’t use the corrupted router for connecting the printer. Restart the router and check its WPS connection. Now go to Epson and click on the Wi-Fi button. Your printer will start searching for the connection. Click on the connection name and now you can use the Epson device on the network.
Your printer shows 4500 error codes when the driver is not working. You have to inspect the printer driver to fix the communication error. Without a reliable driver, the Epson printer can’t communicate with any device and starts showing the error message. Go to the computer and choose the Epson driver. When the driver is outdated; install its newest update. After updating, the printer will find the required services and start working. But when the driver is not updating and showing errors then use the driver repair tool. If any driver files are corrupted; the repair tool will fix them. After fixing those corrupted driver files; your printer will start working. But when the repair tool can’t fix your driver then go for reinstalling. Uninstall that corrupted driver immediately from your PC. Now reinstall the Epson driver on the connected device and check for the printer’s error code.
Clean the printhead
If the Epson printer is not giving good quality printouts then you should immediately check the printhead. The user has to clean the printhead to remove the dried ink. This dried ink clogged the printhead and it started giving low-quality printouts. To fix this, the user has to run the cleaning utility tool and remove all the dried ink from the printer head. Now take a test printout and check the print quality of your Epson. Your printer can also show quality issues if you are using low-quality ink. Use only the original ink cartridge on your Epson. If it is costly then you can refill the original cartridges with high-quality ink and then use it on your printer.
Speed up your printer
The printer runs slow when you have connected it using a low-speed cable. Get a new and high-speed cable and connect the printer device. For the network connection, keep the printer near your router and it will print at a good speed. For black and white printouts; you can increase the print speed by reducing the print quality.