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The warnings worked with XP. Changed to Win 7 and now I get no warnings. Printer not printing and I cannot find why or see status of toners.

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The warnings were provided by the Epson Status Monitor in XP. In Windows 7, you have a basic printer driver that doesn't include this monitor. Since the error lights do not give sufficient details as to the problem with consumables, it doesn't help much.

You could try to install the XP driver in Win7 using the compatibility mode. To try this, first uninstall the printer and disconnect the data cable (USB) then restart the computer. Download the driver from http://tech.epson.com.au/downloads/category.asp?sCategory=Laser&id=alc900&SelOS=Y (select XP 64-bit if you have Win7 64-bit) and right click on the installer. Then choose Properties and then the Compatibility tab. Turn on Run program as Compatible with the appropriate OS. Then right click again on the installer and choose Run as Administrator.

I do not know if this will work. A method that will work is to use a computer (virtual, dual-boot, or true second machine) with an older version of Windows installed. If you have Win7 Pro or Ultimate, you can create a virtual XP computer for free. Download and install Virtual PC and XP mode from Microsoft. Install them in order. Then install the XP software from the above site in the virtual computer and connect the printer and it will work. Please note that the printer will have to be removed from the Win7 devices list for this to work. (Other virtual computer programs are Parallels and VMWare.) All of the other options will require a licensed version of the older Windows OS. Also note that the virtual computer can't share files directly with the main computer. You'll need to save files to external or removable media (optical media or flash drive, for example) to share them.


I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

Testimonial: "Suspected as much. Win 7 gives many problems especially 32 bit an 64 bit compatability issues. I'm sure your solution will work so off to XP again"

  • Cindy Wells Mar 27, 2011

    You're welcome. I like Windows 7 but two of my printers weren't compatible with it. These weren't all-in-ones but it was frustrating to lose the wide carriage dot matrix.

    Cindy Wells

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The Ready (green) and Error (red) lights on the top of the printer may be the first indication of trouble. The status of the lights, on, off or flashing, indicates your printer status, as described below. The Status Alert window in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility indicates what type of error has occurred and offers you a possible solution. Look through this section to find the kind of problem you have, then try the recommended solutions in the order they are presented until your problem is solved.
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a. Error light (red)
b. Ready light (green)

Status/Error/Warning
INDICATOR LIGHTS
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Error
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> > Service Required (protocol error)
> > Output Paper Jam
> > Paper Jam
> > Paper Out/Feed Jam
> > No Developer Cartridge Installed
> > Wrong Developer Cartridge Installed
> > Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product
> > Developer Cartridge Memory Error
> > Toner Out
> > Front Cover Open
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Warming Up
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Toner Low
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Sleep mode
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Processing Data
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> Note: > If the problem remains after trying the suggestions in this section, contact your dealer or a qualified service representative for assistance.

Service Required (controller error)

Control panel: Error light on
A controller error has been detected. Turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If all the lights come on again, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.

Service Required (engine error)

Control panel: Ready and Error lights flashing
A print engine error has been detected. Turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If the lights come on again, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.

Service Required (protocol error)

Control panel: Ready light flashing, Error light on
A protocol error has been detected. Turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If the lights come on again, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.

Output Paper Jam

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Indicates that there may be a paper jam inside the printer. Open the printer's output cover, remove any jammed paper, and close the cover. The error will automatically clear itself and the jammed page's print data is reprinted.

Paper Jam

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Indicates that there may be a paper jam inside the printer. Open the printer's front cover, remove any jammed paper, and close the cover. The error will automatically clear itself and the jammed page's print data is reprinted.

Paper Out/Feed Jam

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Indicates that there is either no paper loaded in the printer, or there is a paper jam in the feed slot.
If no paper is loaded, load paper into the MP tray, then open and close the printer's front cover. See Loading Paper for instructions on loading paper.
You can clear the error by pressing Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears.
If paper is loaded, then there is a paper jam in the feed slot. See Clearing Jammed Paper for instructions on clearing paper jams. The error is automatically resolved upon clearing the jammed paper and opening and closing the printer's front cover.

No Developer Cartridge Installed

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Either the developer cartridge is not installed or is installed incorrectly. Check to see if the developer cartridge is properly installed and follow the instructions under Developer Cartridge to install or reinstall it.

Wrong Developer Cartridge Installed

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
Either the installed developer cartridge is defective, or it is not the right one for your printer model. Replace it with a new or correct developer cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge.

Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The installed developer cartridge is not a genuine EPSON product. The use of such products may damage the printer and cause the print quality to decrease. Remove the currently installed cartridge and replace it with a genuine EPSON cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge.
To continue using the currently installed developer cartridge, press Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to clear the error.

Developer Cartridge Memory Error

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
A memory read/write error has occurred. Try reinstalling the developer cartridge or replacing the current cartridge with a new one by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge. If this still does not resolve the problem, turn the power off and then on again.

Toner Out

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The developer cartridge is out of toner. Replace the developer cartridge by following the instructions under Developer Cartridge. To clear this error and print a single sheet, press Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to clear the error. After that, this error will occur again until the developer cartridge is replaced. If you set the Toner Out Error setting to Off, you can continue printing even when this error occurs.

Front Cover Open

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
The printer's front cover is open. Make sure that the printer's front cover is closed properly by opening and closing it again.

Output Cover Open

Control panel: Ready and Error lights on
The printer's output cover is open. Make sure that the printer's output cover is closed properly by opening and closing it again.

Printing on Incorrect Paper Size

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The paper loaded in the paper source does not match the required paper size. Replace with paper of the correct size and click Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. If you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Unsupported Paper Size

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The specified paper size is not supported by this printer, or the paper feed direction is incorrect. To continue printing from the page after the page that caused the error, click Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. If you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Time Out Error

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
Data transmission from the computer to the printer is interrupted and a timeout error has occurred. Click Print Again on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to resume printing. If printing does not resume, or if you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Insufficient Memory to Print Current Page

Control panel: Ready light on, Error light flashing
The printer does not have sufficient memory to print the current page. To continue printing from the page after the page that caused the error, click Continue on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears. If you want to change printer driver settings, click Stop.

Paper Size Warning

Control panel: Ready light on
The size of the paper that fed through the printer does not match the specified paper size. Click Close on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to dismiss the warning.

Not All Pages Are Printed

Control panel: Ready light on
This warning is displayed if an Insufficient Memory to Print Current Page error has occurred while Auto Continue is set to On. Click Close on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window that appears to dismiss the warning.

Warming Up

Control panel: Ready light flashing
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Replace Photoconductor Unit

Control panel: Ready light flashing (flashes at longer intervals than usual)
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Toner Low

Control panel: Ready light flashing (flashes at longer intervals than usual)
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Installed Developer Cartridge is Not a Genuine EPSON Product Warning

Control panel: Ready light flashing (flashes at longer intervals than usual)
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Sleep mode

Control panel: Ready light on
Indicates that the printer is in energy-saving mode. The printer goes into standby due to inactivity. If the Sleep mode is enabled, the printer goes into standby in 15 minutes.

Ready

Control panel: Ready light on
Indicates that the printer is ready to print.

Printing

Control panel: Ready light flashing
Indicates that the printer is printing data.

Processing Data

Control panel: Ready light flashing
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