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I have an Epson Stylus 600, I loaded the drivers that came with XP but it only prints garbage

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I just got a Toshiba laptop with XP on it.  I've reloaded the driver for my Epson Color Stylus 600 several times but it only prints garbage.  It worked fine on my other computer.  I made sure the cable is secure.  I even unplugged the printer to reset it.  Any ideas of what I can do?

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Question by:LauraMills
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by:ChiTownBabs
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It sounds like a driver compability issue. Did you use the driver that came with Win XP? Epson does not have a driver on their site for the 600.

Did you install the software before connecting the printer?
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by:zvitam
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The default printer maybe set to another printer and you might print from the wrong driver.

There is no other driver available for this printer on XP only the built-in one.
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by:staywithme
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Try this.  

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=14388&prodoid=8255&infoType=Downloads&platform=Windows

They dont actually list drivers for XP, but I suspect they may be bundled within the Status Monitor.
cheers
stay
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staywithme earned 125 total points
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Try the Win2000 drivers.
I'm using them for an Epson Stylus 600 on XPPro and everything works OK except the ink level monitor.
(No big deal as I was more after the advanced colour management and 1440dpi)

You can find them at:
http://www5.driverguide.com/files67b/uploads16/29216/win2k.exe

you'll have to log in to download from this site the public username and passeord is:
username: driver2
pass: all

hope this helps
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