Question about Epson Stylus CX5000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Epson cx5000 One day it just stopped working. Clicking on the short cut brings up the epson SW but it falls to the tool bar and flashes orange and stays there. Printing works and I can use scan wizard but it is not the same as the epson SW. Have already reloaded SW and gone back several days with XP recocery.Have loaded it o my laptop and it works, so it is something with my pc. Anyone have any ideas, hello is there any one out there ???????

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  • mchls45 Jan 20, 2008

    Sorry this did not work. Still have the same trouble. Printer works scan works only with xp scan wiz and not the epson sw that was reinstalled. I have put this sw on my laptop and it works with this scanner/printer. The epson sw starts then drops to the tool bar and may flash orange or it will be steady blue but that is the end, nothing else happens. Next ?



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Hello sir

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 18, 2008

    ok fine..

    if its not opening in ur PC alone then these must be the following

    >> some AV program or some software must be preventing it from working.. this may be due to some security reasons which u may have given at some early stage and not noticed

    >> that software u r installing must have not been compatible with the version of OS u r using in ur PC..

    >> else some fix or update is missing in ur PC.. but ur laptop has it..

    thank you

    good luck

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Yes you can try uninstalling and reinstalling it..

1.)Click Start / right click mycomputer and click properties
2.)click hardware then device manager
3.) click view then turn on hidden devices
4.) right click your printer from the list to your right and select remove
5.)upon removing immidately unplug the printer from your computer(usb)
6.) reinstall the printer and you should be fine..

Posted on Jan 19, 2008


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