Why won't my epson printer print documents?

My Epson printer is not printing neither webpages nor docs. Although I can scan all files but when it comes to printing “Your printer is not ready to print” message displays on the screen. Because of this problem, I have changed ink cartridges but same error message pop-up when I start to print any document. My cable connections are also OK so please tell me how I can resume printing on my Epson printer. I am using Epson printer dx 4000 multi-function printer & Windows XP mate.

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5 months ago

If your Epson printer is not printing then check this -

Printer is not correctly connected to computer

  1. Turn off your Epson printer and computer. Confirm that Epson printer’s interface cable is securely plugged into the appropriate terminal of computer.
  2. Also, verify that interface cable specifications are also matching with the specifications of your operating system and Epson printer.
  3. Confirm that interface cable is properly plugged to your computer without passing through any device. For instance, printer switching device, extension cable.

Epson printer is not selected as default printer

If the Epson printer driver is not installed correctly then you have to properly install Epson printer and this thing should be your first priority.

( Especially for Windows XP )

  1. Click on Start button and then navigate to Settings. After this, choose Printers.
  2. You are now redirected to Printers window where you have to select your Epson printer.
  3. Press right click on your Epson Printer.
  4. Choose the option “Set as default” and then close the Printers Window.

Printer port settings are not matching with printer connection port

( Especially for Windows XP )

  1. Go to Start button and point towards Settings.
  2. Next, choose “Printers” and then you are redirected to Printers Window.
  3. After this, press right click on your Epson printer and choose Properties.
  4. Tap on Details tab and confirm that your printer driver is selected in the “Print using following driver” list.
  5. In the “Print to following port” list, you have to choose the port to which your Epson printer is connected.

Why won't my epson printer print documents?


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