How do you fix a communication error on a printer?

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asked Jun 8 in H&E by tech800n (1,740 points)

Are you experiencing Epson printer communication error with your computer? Do you receive ” Printer is not printing” or “printer is paused” messages? If so, don’t fret; we will guide you on how to resolve the Epson printer error quickly. Epson Printer communication error occurs when the printer is unable to communicate or connect to other equipment. 

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answered Aug 8 by Rachel Gomez (780 points)
Fix Epson Printer Communication Error

Rebooting System
Simply turn off your PC or laptop device.
Remove and disconnect all USB connections.
After waiting for 3-5 minutes.
Turn on your PC and connect it to the Epson printer using the USB cable.
Many times, this system reboot solves the “Epson printer communication error”.
Reset the Epson printer
Simply reset your Epson printer, it will fix all the communication errors on it. You need to download the “Re-setter” button first. After that, you will need to press the “Reset” button on your printer. It will ask you to download and extract the files of “Resetter”. Once it’s done, you can easily reset your Epson printer.

Checkout Wi-Fi Connection
Epson printer communication error
Confirm if your Epson printer is connected to the wifi internet.

Go to the control panel of your Epson printer from its display.
Now, give it a command to print its configuration page to confirm the TCP/IP address of your printer.
If it gives you a message ” Duplicate IP address”. You will be required to update it for fixing the “Epson printer communication error”.
Now, visit the “control panel” from your printer screen.
There, you will see the “Troubleshooting” choice, click on it.
Now, you will need to click on the “Network problems” choice.
After that, you will be required to go to the “Network diagnostics” choice for looking at the settings of your computer and Epson printer device.
Lastly, it will show you the final results of the network diagnostics test. Just like that, you can confirm the wi-fi connection status of your Epson printer.

Uninstall & Reinstall Epson Printer Drivers
You will need to turn on your PC.
Click on the “start” window of your computer.
After that, use your PC mouse to tap on the “Settings” icon, which looks like a gear.
Now, you see a page displaying the “Windows settings” of your computer.
Click on the “Printers & drivers” option there.
Now, you will see the “Epson Printer” option right there.
After that, you have to choose the properties option, and click on the driver’s tab for uninstalling the printer from your computer.
After that go to the official Epson website.
Click on the Support tab available there and download the latest drivers and setup utility of your Epson printer from there.
Follow the instructions on your computer screen and install them.
This will surely fix the communication errors on your Epson printer device.



Rachel Gomez
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