Epson C60 Stylus Status Monitor Does Not Work On Windows Vista
I cannot get this status monitor to work on Vista, and I read of a way to fix the problem on the internet. it said to just plug it in and let Windows install automatically. I already had the printer installed (the printer drivers install perfectly and it prints perfectly, and I just can't get the status monitor to work), so I uninstalled it in order to let Windows install it again. However, for some crazy reason, my Computer will delete it, but when I hook it up again, it acts like its already installed. It will even still print after being uninstalled! Does anyone know what is up with this???
I too have been unable to get Status Monitor 3 to work with Vista. My printer is an Epson stylus photo 1290. Yes the ink warning light flashes but it does not indicate which cartridge needs replacing. Surely it's up to Microsoft to fix this since they created the problem and there must be thousands of users affected by it.
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Hi. When you say the printer wont print, does it show your print jobs queuing up. I had this problem , although the printer was working perfectly when I first bought it. After hours of frustration I remembered that I had checked the print preview box in the printer preferences window. I deselected the box and the printer started printing perfectly again!! Also, regarding the ink monitor problem I have this also. It is confusing when the light flashes as you dont know which ink has run out other than I think the light flashes faster if it is the colour cartridge! I have read that when installing the driver, if you select 1290 M then the ink monitor works. I assume that the M means monitor I havent tried this so O dont know for definite if this works. Good luck.
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I ve been having the same problem with my Epson 1290 and Windows Vista! It works fine but I cant get the status info on my ink levels. Its so annoying when u run out of ink the LED on the printer goes on but you dont know whick cartridges to replace! I hope Microsoft and Epson get this sorted out because it so annoying and I end up spending more money on inks than needed! I read someone had similar problem, installed the 1290 M driver (via Vistas set drivers) but it didnt work for me!
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Just choose what youi want, a complete (40MB), or Driver only (8MB) Drivers and Utilities Combo Package Windows 7 32-bit Edition, Windows Vista 32-bit Edition, Windows XP epson13804.exe - 40.9MB - posted on 09/15/10
This file contains everything you need to use your Epson Stylus NX125 and NX127 with Windows XP, Vista 32-bit and 7 32-bit.
This combo package consists of the following items:
Printer Driver v6.72
Scanner Driver v3.770
Epson Status Monitor 3
Event Manager 2.40
Driver only: Printer Driver v6.72 Windows 7 32-bit Edition, Windows Vista 32-bit Edition, Windows XP epson13802.exe - 7.9MB - posted on 09/15/10
This file contains the Epson Stylus NX125 and NX127 Printer Driver v6.72. The Epson Status Monitor 3 is incorporated into this driver.
You're right, it doesn't - complain to Epson - they just couldn't be bothered to produce a Vista-compatible Status Monitor for such an old printer! That's the way it is I'm afraid. If you love your printer, go back to XP.
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 was able to install the original XP status monitor from the CD, onto Windows Vista Home Premium.
On the install cd, you need to open the 'STM3' folder under whatever language you are installing, 'English' in my case. There are several .exe files in that folder:
For each of these, right click on the file, and choose 'Properties'. Under the 'Compaitbility' tab, choose 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:' - Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
Then run the 'STMSETUP.EXE' file, and it should install properly, and work. Although I cannot guarantee that it will work on your system, or that it will not have any negative effects on your computer.
-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.