Get an error message when trying to print test page
I have a epson stylus C60 printer I just plugged into a laptop USB using Windows Vista. Windows recognizes it and says it is installed but when I go to print a test page I get an error message. Alos when I go to capture the port I also get an error message. Yet, I can get the printer to print nozzle check.
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Re: Get an error message when trying to print test page
Please uninstall your printer then reboot the computer. Make sure your printer is switched off, then insert your printer installation disk and follow the instructions. Do not turn the printer on unntil asked to.
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with regards to the status of the lights., its either the cartridges that you installed is not recognized by the printer's print head or cartridges are defective. try these steps: if all the inks are new take them out and get an eraser and rub the small chip gently so as to clean the contacts of the chip ( don't touch it with your finger ) reinsert the cartridges in the printer and allow it to charge.
The driver for the Epson C60 printer is included with Vista - all you need to do is connect the printer to the computer with Vista running and turn it on. If you have already done this and the printer does not work properly (but see the info about the Status Monitor below), turn the printer off, uninstall the printer using the Control Panel-Programs and Features-Epson Printer Software, then reboot the computer. Once Vista is running, turn the printer on and it should then install OK.
HOWEVER, the printer Status Monitor (SM) is not included in this process and if you try to install the XP version of the SM, it will not work. Epson appears to have no intention of remedying this problem. This means you have no means of monitoring your ink levels, nor of changing the cartridges, cleaning the heads etc via the computer, although some of these tasks can be carried out via the printer control panel (see your hand book on how to do this).
A good solution is to use the free SSC utility as your SM - download from:
Install it, and double click the ssc printer icon in the bottom right corner (System Tray). Choose Configuration and set your printer type (C60), then close the ssc window. Now right click the ssc icon in the sytem tray and choose the SM function you wish to use.
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I have an Epson C60 and Vista has the neccessary drivers in box. When Vista is running just connect your C60 and it will do the rest. I have so far had no problems. The only thing that I can see is missing is the option to preview via the printer software.
-As the driver is part of Windows Vista, there is no Status Monitor available for your printer. Some printers may have an INK LEVELS options included as part of the resident driver. Otherwise, the printer does have its own indicators. The RED error light will flash when the printer is low on ink and go solid when it is out.
-If the ink levels do not appear, click GET INK LEVELS from the MAIN tab of the printer driver. Ensure the printer is directly connected to the computer as the Ink Levels does rely on full bidirectional communication.
what is the connection?
USB or parallel ?
Disconnect the printer.
Unistall the software and driver.
Restart the computer.
Now re installed and follow precisely the commands.
Come off line
Disable A/V software
Do not connect printer untill prompted.
Go to printers and faxes
Click on install printer
When asked CD or select from List - take select ftom list.
Select the Make.
Select the model.
Make it the default printer.
Go to www.fixyourownprinter.com
This means that your printer is trying to print from the wrong serial port connection, as your printer should be connected via a USB cable.
Go to start>control panel>printers and faxes.
Double click the printer and faxes icon and your Epson printer icon should be there and set as default with a tick next to it; right click on the icon>properties and then at the top of the next window, click on the tab that says ports and a list of ports will be there and the one that should be ticked should be USB001, and not LPT1 as it will be show, press ok and close windows and restart the pc.