Tip & How-To about Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/ Copier/ Scanner

Epson All-In-One only copies on one side, prints fine from computer.

You try to copy a document and it only has print on one half of the page (left side or right side). Then you try to print from the computer and the unit prints fine.

The two processes use different parts of the all-in-one in when copying or printing.

When you print from the computer all the information comes from the computer and only the printer section of the all-in-one is used and it sounds like there is nothing wrong with the printer section.

When you copy something you are using the printer section, plus the scanner function and possibly the document feeder section. If you are like most of us you put the document in the document feeder and press copy.

If you are only gettting copy on the left side more than likely one of two things are happening. Some units use a double lamp assembly, one on the left and a similar lamp on the right. If your unit has this setup one lamp could be defective or not getting power.

Most units have just one lamp the entire way across the page. It is located under the access panel for the document feeder. If this is your unit you could not get the problem you have with a bad lamp. You would have nothing on the page.

The second possibility would be a piece of paper or perhaps a label stuck on the document feeder, under the access panel, blocking the light path. This is easy to check. Open the paper jam access panel and look for any paper or labels or foreign material in the feeder and clean it all out.

If you do not use the document feeder but instead place the document to be copied on the glass under the cover you are using a different part of the unit than what I talked about previously. Now you are using the lamp from the scanner bed.

I do not believe that I have ever seen a scanner lamp which did not go the entire way across the page. This would mean that you could not have the problem described. Again you would not have anything on the page.

If you check everything I have just mentioned and do not find any problems, such as something blocking the light path or a bad lamp, then the only cause could be a bad memory board on the scanner board. While this could be changed if you have electronic experience, it would be very difficult and beyond the scope of this tip to attempt to explain the process.

Given the low cost of most units now it may be more cost effective to purchase a new unit.

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What button to press to copy a document ?

If you are putting a document into the printer and want to make a copy of it, press the key that says "copy" on the printers keyboard. Then choose the number of copies you want to make and press the "ok" or "enter" key on the keyboard of the printer.

If the document you wish to make a copy of is located in your computer and you dont have a copy of it to place in your printer - then you need to print the document. Not copy the document. Copy means make another one. You can't copy something that you dont have in your hands. Understand? To print a document that you dont have in your hands, find it on your computer. When you find the document you want to print on the computer, click on "file" in the upper left side corner of your computer screen and slide down to "print" and click on it. Then click on "ok" on the next screen to start printing your document.

If there is no "file" command in the upper left corner of your computer screen when you have the document that you want to print open on the computer - try right clicking with the button on the right side of your mouse in the center of the document and find the "print" command on the drop down list and click on it. Then click on "ok" on the next screen and this will start the printing of your document.

Hope this helps? Good luck!

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how do I copy a document on a lexmark x 1185 printer scanner copier

Turn the documents printed page away from you. (Document facing you, turn it around so that the print is on the backside)

Insert it in the top paper feed tray. Align the left side of the document page, with the alignment bar on the left side of the top paper feed tray. (Put the left side of the paper against the plastic bar on the left side of the paper tray)

Computer running, Windows loaded. Go to Start>Hover your mouse cursor on All Programs>Lexmark>Lexmark Printer

Click on the Copy function, and go to the Properties window to set how many copies you want, (Default setting is 1), what size paper you're using, and so on.

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I had the same problem but it was caused by the scanner that was not running flash under the copier glass,if I remember correctly there are spacers on the scanner that keep the scanner to run exactly the same distance from the glass of both sides of the scanner.
On the other machine,I found a faulty scanner cable that cause a similar problem.

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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hmm this has happened before
make sure it is sitting straight and cleaning it might help

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