Epson CX3800 series printer/scanner will no longer feed paper. Has always been picky (requires at least 24 lb. paper). Now it won't pick up and feed paper at all. I'm assuming this is a hardware problem.
No you might have a paper jam somewere and mabe you ink rollers are dry you might have to tell the printer to to a pre test and clean and if there is a paper jam it should be a slot on the back by the roller should be a tap that shows the tollers look for a pice of paper jammed somewere in the roller you migh have to take the paper out to inspct it for a paper jam and if none mabe the print heads are dry and it dosent feed the paper then could be it ok clean the print heads tell the printer to to a roller clean and then after that if no paper jam no were try printing a page take all the paper out and feed it manually and if it prints then some printer want feed if you have filled the paper tray up try putting less and then try
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the fact that U havent used it alot is the problem the printheads are clogged with dried ink, you need to do a printhead cleaning (or Several) There should be an INK button on the printer press that and scroll through the options till you find cleaning or maintenance and do a nozzle check after each cleaning to see if U are making progress. If there is no INK button then look for maintenance in the printer properties
The printer install disk probably does not support the Windows 7 64-bit operating system, perhaps not even the Win7 32-bit os. Go to the following link; http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=58604&prodoid=58654752&infoType=Downloads&platform=Windows
This link is for the Epson Stylus CX3800; there was no listing for the CX3700
Download the 64-bit driver and double-click it to install
Could have a corrupt driver. Disconnect
the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do
both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer
to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
First thing I would recommend is download the driver from Epson so you know you have the latest version for your operating system. Second thing is to make sure you have the Windows 98 service pack installed that has USB support. The first version of Win 98 had NO USB support (if my failing memory serves me right)
Install the service pack and reboot a couple of times making sure you have removed any previous installations of your printer and it's associated files. Leave the printer off and no USB cable attached to the PC
Start the installation of the Epson driver with the printer OFF and no USB cable connected. When you get to the point that the install wizard tells you to ensure your printer is connected and powered on - connect the USB and switch on the printer.
If it still can't find the machine, complete the driver install with the option that you can specify the port at a later time. When done, right click the printer from the control panel/printers area and select Properties. Under Ports select USB01 or similar and apply the setting. Now under the General tab, try and print a test page. It may fail to do so. If it fails, reboot and try again.
It is possible that your machine has either a foreign object stuck in the feed path or that the paper sensor has got stuck or broken.
The best way to tell if something has entered the mechanism is to tip it on it back and give it a gentle shake or nudge. Then continue to turn it over (front to back) so that if anything was dislodged it should fall out of the back.
If nothing falls out, it may be neccessary to partly dismantle the machine and physicaly check the state of the feed mechanism to see if there is something stuck, or if the sensor is broken.
If you need a service manual to be able to dismantle the printer check out. www.TheServiceManualShop.com if they do not have it listed, they should be able to get it for you and they are very good value for money.
This normally occurs when it cannot see a printer.
Assuming you have installed the epson drivers, go to your printer and other hardware or printers and faxes folder and right click on it to check that it is on line and set as the default printer.
If all fails disconnect printer from notebook, uninstall the current driver.
restart and re install driver and re connect printer when prompted or when installation finishes.