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How do you fix an Epson printer that is not printing?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Epson printer not printing is a very common error code that can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common reason this error code occurs is because the printer is not properly connected to the computer. Another common reason is that the printer is not turned on. Additionally, this error code can occur if there is a problem with the printer's drivers or if the printer is not compatible with the computer's operating system.

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1. Check if your printer is connected to the power source and turned on

  1. Verify that your printer is plugged into an outlet and that the power is on.
  2. Verify that the power cord is plugged into the printer and into an outlet.
  3. Verify that the printer is turned on by pressing the power button.
  4. Verify that the ink cartridges are properly installed.
  5. Verify that the paper is inserted correctly into the printer.
  6. Verify that the printer is connected to the computer by selecting “print” from the file menu.
  7. Verify that the computer is connected to the internet.
  8. Verify that the printer is connected to the network.

2. Check if your printer is connected to your computer via USB cable or Wi-Fi

If the printer is connected to your computer via USB cable, right-click on the printer and select "Properties". If the printer is connected to your computer via Wi-Fi, enter your router's IP address into a Web browser, and log in to your router. Click on the "Network and Sharing Center" icon. Select the "Linked Devices" tab. If the printer is connected to your computer via USB cable, you will see it listed under "Printers". If the printer is connected to your computer via Wi-Fi, you will see it listed under "Network Connections". Click on the "Printers" or "Network Connections" tab, depending on which you saw the printer listed under. Select the printer, and click on the "Properties" button. Click on the "Printing" tab. If the printer is connected to your computer via USB cable, you will see the "Host" column state "USB". If the printer is connected to your computer via Wi-Fi, you will see the "Host" column state "Wi-Fi". If the printer is not connected to your computer via USB cable, or if the "Host" column states "USB", you will need to connect the printer to your computer via USB cable. If the printer is not connected to your computer via Wi-Fi, or if the "Host" column states "Wi-Fi", you will need to connect the printer to your computer via a USB cable and connect your computer to the same network as the printer.

3. Check if your computer recognizes your printer

  1. Under Printers, right-click the printer you're trying to fix and select "Properties."
  2. On the "Printer Properties" window, check the "Printer is recognized by this system" checkbox. If the checkbox is not checked, click it and then click the "Check" button.
  3. If the printer is not recognized, follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

4. Check if your printer has enough ink or toner

  1. Open the printer's cover.
  2. Look for the ink cartridge and toner cartridge.
  3. If there is no ink or toner, the printer likely needs new cartridges.

5. Check if the paper tray has enough paper

To check if the paper tray has enough paper in order to fix epson printer not printing, first make sure that the printer is turned on and connected to the computer. Next, open the printer's print page. If there is not enough paper in the paper tray, the printer will alert you and ask you to replace the paper tray.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Check for any jammed paper in the paper tray or printer
  2. Check your printer driver and make sure it is up to date
  3. Try printing a test page from your computer