I have an Epson Workforce 3520 which I tried to add to a new install of Win7. I downloaded the most current printer drivers from the Epson site, which installed, and THEN started a COMPLETELY UNBIDDEN update of the printer firmware. Somehow the printer lost power during the update, and the flash EEPROM is stuck - when I turn on the printer, I get a periodic flash of the power lamp coupled with a beep, and a blank screen. If there is NO firmware installed, the screen is supposed to come up and display "Recovery Mode", where you can connect to the printer via USB and download a fresh firmware install.
Does anybody know the startup button sequence to reset the flash in an Epson Workforce 3520? It should be a simple matter of setting a bit in the microcontroller to do an initial install - after all, the printer WAS in this state before, just after it was built and NO firmware was in there.
Epson technical support are absolutely NO use and do not have a clue (..."Are you sure it's plugged in?"); I find them very frustrating. But there IS a utility opr key sequence to do this - the WIC resetter utility and the Epson Service software do nothing as they cannot connect to the printer thru the USB port - the microcontroller is stuck.