How Would You Fix An Error On An Epson Printer?

The Epson printer in error state can be caused because of a host of problems. Since it is a very common problem, it is difficult to troubleshoot. When an Epson printer error state problem occurs, you will be notified with a message that reads – “Printer is in an error state”.  Some of the factors causing the Printer in Error State:  connectivity issues, ink cartridge issues, paper jamming problems, using an outdated printer driver and wireless connection issues. 

Epson Printer in Error state can be easily resolved by following the simple steps below. 


Fix Epson Printer Error in Windows



Recheck all your connections

  • Turn off your printer.

  • Check the hardware for any loose connections.

  • Check if the main power cable from the power source is properly connected to the printer.

  • Also, check if the wire from the printer is properly connected to the computer.

  •  Disconnect all cables and clean them well to remove any dust or particles that could obstruct the connection.

  • Double-check that all routers and wireless connections are operational if you're utilizing a wireless printer.

  • Restart your printer once you've double-checked that all of your wirings is in order.


Locate the problem

  • Press the window button.

  • Select the setting, now open Devices.

  •  Now open printers and scanners, select your Printer name.

  • Click manage, select run troubleshooter.

  • The troubleshooter will look for possible solutions .


Detect the printer – check whether your computer is detecting the printer or not

  •  Select Settings from the Start menu.

  • Select Devices, and then click the Printers and Scanners option. 

  • Now check if your printer appears on the list.

  • If not then click add a printer or scanner.

  • Now the window will look for your printer.

  • Ensure that your printer is connected to the system and is in switched on mode.

  • Once the device is detected add it and restart your system.


Reset your Epson Printer 

 To reset the Epson printer to factory settings, there are three methods

  • Method 1: through the control panel of the printer


  • Press the home button of your Printer.

  •  The home menu on the Control Panel of the printer will open.

  • To access the Setup menu, use the left and right navigation buttons.

  • Then, press the OK button.

  • Locate and select the Restore Default Settings option, then click OK.

  • Now look for the Restore Network Settings and press the OK button.

  • Restart your printer.


  • Method 2: Using the Reset Button


  •  Turn off the printer with the help of the power button. 

  • Press and hold the Reset button on the back of the printer with a pin.

  • Turn the printer on, but hold down the Reset button for at least 5 seconds.

  • After a warning page has been printed, release the Reset button. 

  • A new page with the printer's default IP address will be produced within a few seconds.

  • Use the IP address to reconfigure the printer to the computer. 


  • Method 3: Using the Epson Adjustment Program


  • Obtain the most recent version of the Epson Adjustment Program and install it. On your computer, open the Epson. Adjustment Program.

  • To make the necessary selections, select the Select option.

  • Select your printer's model number and the port through which it is connected to the computer system.

  • Activate the OK button.

  • The window for Adjustment and Maintenance will be opened.

  • Below the Maintenance section, select the Waste Ink Pad Counter option.

  • Activate the OK button.

  • Check the option for the Main Ink Pad Counter now.

  • Activate the initialize button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  • To complete the reset process, click the Finish button.

  • To make the changes take effect, restart the printer.


Reinstall/Update the Driver

  •  Press the window key and press R.

  •  Go to Hardware and Sound, then type the control panel.

  • Select Remove Device from the Devices and Printer menu by right-clicking.

  • Click yes when the confirmation message appears.

  • Go to the Epson printer's official webpage.

  • Once the Epson homepage has loaded, go to the top of the page and choose Support.

  • Find your model by scrolling down.

  •  Click Search after entering the name or a serial number of your Epson product.

  • The section Drivers & Manuals will display below.

  • Your operating system, such as Windows 10 64-bit, will be recognized automatically by the website.

  •  The webpage is divided into two parts:

  • Software & Drivers

  • Documentation & Manuals

  •  The driver must be downloaded and installed, click Run or Open to start the installation

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