If you are having trouble with your Epson printer and are not able to print a document, then it is time for you to reset Epson printer to factory settings. This will help in fixing the any kind of problem that you’re printer maybe having.
Resetting a printer to factory settings can seem like a real hassle. But it’s actually pretty simple, once you know what you’re looking for.
I’ve created a special Epson printer reset guide. It’s full of step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and screenshots. So just follow the steps and you’ll get your printer back to factory settings in no time. Here, I’ll tell you three different ways to reset the Epson printer to factory settings:
1) Resetting via Control Panel
2) Resetting via Reset Button
WHAT IS FACTORY RESET?
A factory reset (or “factory default”) is a procedure used to restore a device to its original state. A factory reset removes any installed software or applications from the device, along with all user settings and data, including personal files, email messages, photos, and other information stored on the hard drive.
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In the case of a printer, it means restoring its settings to defaults. The printer will be set up with the manufacturer’s default settings. You can also say that this is a clean install of the operating system of the printer.
WHY SHOULD YOU RESET EPSON PRINTER TO FACTORY SETTINGS?
There are several reasons why you should consider doing so. For instance, when you have an error message displayed on the screen of your printer, you may want to try resetting it. This way, you might find out whether there is something wrong with the hardware, or if the issue lies within the software.
Another reason why you should reset your printer is that it could be that the printer has been infected with malware. Malware programs usually make changes to the registry entries of your Windows PC. They can also change the settings of your printers. If you suspect that your printer has been affected by malware, then you need to reset it to factory settings.
HOW TO RESET EPSON PRINTER TO FACTORY SETTINGS? – STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Below are three methods you can use to factory reset your Epson printer, along with step-by-step instructions for each.
METHOD 1: RESETTING VIA PRINTER CONTROL PANEL
This method requires using the control panel of your printer.
Step 1: Turn on your printer. Press the home button to access the home menu in the control panel.
Step 2: Navigate the left and right navigation buttons to open the Setup/Setting menu. Click on the option.
Step 3: After that, you will need to choose to Restore default settings and confirm your decision by clicking the OK button. Select All Settings and click OK. To restore network settings, you must select the same option with the same name and use the same method.
Step 4: Then click YES to confirm the selections.
The printer has now been reset and its settings have been altered, so it is time to restart and enjoy its newly framed settings.
METHOD 2: RESETTING VIA RESET BUTTON
This method involves pressing the reset button of your printer.
Step 1: Turn the printer ON and ensure you have a paper to print.
Step 2: To reset the printer, look for the reset key(hole) near the Ethernet port at the back of the printer and press and hold it with a tiny object, such as a pen or paper clip.
Step 3: Press the power key again on the printer while you are holding the reset key to turn it on. During the printer’s startup, keep pressing the reset key.
Note: Printing the IP address of the printer as well as login information will trigger a warning message from the printer.
Step 4: To restore the default settings on the Epson printer, log in with the IP address to the Epson printer administration console on the computer.
METHOD 3: RESETTING VIA THE ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM BY EPSON
For printers that do not have working buttons, this method is useful. In this method, resetting the printer requires a bit more time, but the process is very simple. Using this method, you will need to follow the steps below:
Step 1: Make sure that your computer system has the latest version of the Epson Adjustment Program installed. If not then download it.
Step 2: On your system, launch the Epson Adjustment Program and make the necessary selections by clicking on the Select option.
Step 3: Pick the model number of your printer and choose the port on your computer system that the printer is connected to.
Step 4: To proceed, click OK. The window for Adjustment and Maintenance will open. Go to Maintenance and select the Waste Ink Pad Counter option.
Step 5: To continue, click OK. You can now select the Main Ink Pad Counter option and click the initialize button shown at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 6: To complete the reset process, click the Finish button. To make the changes take effect, restart the printer.
Congratulations, you have now successfully reset your printer to factory settings.
CONCLUSION – THE BOTTOM LINE
Many of us have been there. We use our printers and we get an error message that we are unable to solve or find an appropriate solution for. Although in most cases all of the printer errors can be solved by restarting the printer or by adding it again to your computer.
However, doing this will not fix your Epson printer every time. In that case, you can try one more thing that might work: Reset Epson printer to factory settings. That should solve all the problems and give your printer a fresh start. So I hope this guide will help you in that regard.