Resolve Epson Printer Not Connected Error With Easy Hacks

Epson printers are quite famous among users for the best quality output as well as for its incredible functionalities. Besides its excellent features, it is not entirely free from technical glitches. Sometimes, the connection problem creates an annoying issue especially at the time of printing the essential documents. Cable connection error, an outdated driver and spooling device make this conflict. Again, Epson printer setting error is another reason behind Epson printer not connected problem.


Fix Epson Printer Connection Error With Technical Troubleshoots


There are multiple ways to fix the Epson printer connection error. You may try out any of them to avoid this annoying issue. But, identify the problem at first which will help you to select the perfect one for the particular case.


Verify Connection


If you use the USB cable to connect your Epson printer with the system, check whether the cable is properly connected or not. Avoid of using the hub to create a connection between the device and the printer. Remember, a defective cable won’t able to join the printer with the system. You may face a printer connection problem if the port is damaged. Then, the USB cable can’t be detected by your PC and the printer becomes unresponsive. So, if you find the cable or port is damaged, then try to repair them as soon as possible to avoid this connection problem.

In case of a Network printer, you need to follow the process below:


First, check the network connection as well as the network devices such as the router, modem which are used to create the printer connection. Verify the printer connection status whether it is properly connected to the network or not. In case of a wireless printer, always try to connect with the home network for avoiding any unethical issue.

If the Wi-Fi signal shows a weak signal, then contact your ISP to fix it immediately. If you want to establish the connection via Bluetooth, then try to keep the Epson printer closer to the system. Additionally, you might pair the printer with the system to avoid the connection error.

Set Epson As Default Printer


Press Windows key and open the Start menu. Type “Control” in the search box and press the Enter button to open the Control Panel window. Choose the menu Printers and Devices and expand it. Now, choose the Epson printer name and right-click on it. Then, select the option ‘Choose As Default Printer’. Finally, click on the Yes button to confirm the Epson as the default printer.


Update Epson Printer Driver


Click on the Start button and open the Start menu. Type “Control” and hit the Enter key to open Control Panel window.
Here, click on the Devices and Printers menu and expand it. Here, you will get a list of installed hardware.
Now, choose your Epson printer and right-click on it. Select the Update Driver Software from the pop-up menu.
Finally, you will get another window with two options. If your driver status is unavailable, then choose the first one. Otherwise, click on the second radio button to proceed and wait until it shows a successful upgrade message.


Check Spooling Feature


Press Windows key + R together to open the Run dialog box. Type “services.msc” and press Enter to open the Services window. Double-click on Print Spooler to check the spooling status of the Epson printer. Here, you will get a list of items which are installed in your system with their status. Then, make sure Startup type is set to Automatic as well as the service status is enabled or running. Otherwise, make the disable bar into the Automatic state and confirm it by tapping the OK from the resultant dialog box. Restart the printer and check whether your Epson printer is working or not.


Cancel All Print Jobs


First, go to the Services window by using the above methods and double-click on the Print Spooler device. Now, click on Stop and OK respectively to halt the printing jobs. Now, open the File Explorer by pressing Windows+ E after minimizing the Services window. In the resultant window, type “%windir%\System32\spool\PRINTERS” in the address bar and press Enter key to open the storage device where all the jobs are stored.

Delete all the files from the printer folder and restore the Services window. Then, go to the Print Spooler service. Click on Start and OK to save the status and activate the Spooling function. Close the active window and reboot the system. Then, unplug the Epson printer and turn off the Epson printer. After waiting 1-2 minutes, restart the Epson printer. Reconnect the Epson printer with your PC and check whether the Epson printer not connected issue is resolved.


Reinstall Epson Printer


Type “devmgmt.msc” in the search box and hit the Enter key to open the Device Manager window. Here, you will find a list of installed hardware. Choose the Drivers and Printers and expand it. Select the Epson printer and right-click on it. Choose the option Uninstall from the resultant pop-up menu. Now, tap on Yes in the dialog box and confirm the Epson Printer software.  

Finally, download and install the Epson printer software from the Epson official site with the latest version. Then, try to take a printout to check if the Epson printer connection issue persists.



On The Whole

In the above article, we have discussed some of the solutions which will help you to resolve the Epson printer not connected error immediately. Not only that but also it will increase the performance by updating the printer driver and activating the spooling service. It will help you to avoid the printing hazard at the time of scanning multiple copies. However, we hope the above context will be beneficial for the Epson users especially for the non-tech-savvy person to resolve any Epson printer conflicts technically.

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