Epson stylus 900

Posted on 2002-06-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I've got a Epson 900 running under winME, I've installed the printer connected through USB, PC starts up finds the printer installs the software, when I try to print it goes through all the right motions but nothing prints. I've tried everything but with no success. I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance

Question by:jfairley

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I saw this link in searching on the internet - it might work for you, but reportedly didn't work for others with similar model epson.

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There is also a Windows ME driver download available on their web site. You download it by selecting the Epson Stylus 900 printer from the menu, and choosing Windows ME as the operating system.
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Sorry dumb question, but can the printer produce its internal test page, i.e. can it print at all?

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Thanks for answering, but I've tried all suggested, the winme drivers is the same as the win98, the meusbupdate didn't work either, the printer works on my XP box. Any other suggetsion.

Thanks in advance


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Is it cabled directly to a USB port on the PC, or thru a separate USB hub device?

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Troubleshooting tips from EPSON:
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by:Asta Cu
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I believe the links posted by tskelly should have helped you resolve this, but if more is needed, this may be of assistance:

USB Printing Limitiations
Suspend and Hibernate mode are not currently supported by Epson USB printers. Do not allow your computer to enter Suspend or Hibernate mode while printing. Doing so may cause your computer to lock up. Epson is currently working on a solution for this.

If you are unable to check the ink level of your printer the latest USB driver may not have been installed correctly on your system. Please reinstall your printer driver by using the normal setup routine.

If during the install you see the following message "This version of Windows may not be supported" just check OK and the installation will continue normally.

If you stop or cancel printing from the Epson Progress Meter the printer may not eject the paper properly. Power off and back on the printer to eject the paper and return the printer to the ready condition.

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