How to fix Epson printer cannot connect to windows computer

Find the answer to your question – How to fix Epson – Windows Cannot Connect to the printer? It is a common issue that Epson printer users might face from time to time. The solution is to resolve the issue. To assist in the process we have added a few simple steps that will allow the user to continue using the Epson printer.

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How to get the Epson printer to connect back again?

Check if the Epson printer is powered up

  • Make sure all the cables are connected and it is intact.
  • Ensure the printer power cord is directly connected to the power supply.
  • If it is turned off, power up the Epson printer.

Check the wireless connection

  • Make sure there is an active wireless connection.
  • Check if the connection is stable.
  • It should work at a proper speed.
  • Check the wireless connection.

Reboot the printer and the device

  • Move over to the printer and while it is connected remove the power cord.
  • Remove the power cord from the printer while it is powered up.
  • Move over to the power supply and remove the power cord.
  • Allow the printer to remain idle for a few minutes.
  • Connect the power cord back to the printer and then the power supply.
  • Switch on the power and the printer will start up automatically.
  • To reboot the device, move over to the Windows icon and choose the power icon.
  • Choose Restart and give the device a few minutes to complete the process.

Check the printer driver and the device software

  • An issue can occur when the driver is outdated.
  • Run a check to see if there is an available update for the Epson printer driver.
  • If there is complete the update process at once.
  • The same has to be done for the device as well.
  • If there is an available software update, it has to be completed at once.

Set Printer as Default

  • Power up the printer and the device. Open the Settings app on the Windows device.
  • Choose Printers & Scanners and locate the Epson printer using the model name.
  • Right-click on the printer name and a pop-up menu appears.
  • Select Set as Default. This change will bring the printer back online.
  • Move forward from this and restart the Epson printer if needed.

Set the printer startup to automatic.

  • Power up the Windows device and choose the Windows icon.
  • Open the device’s Service app and scroll down to Printer Spooler.
  • Right-click on the printer name and choose the startup type.
  • Select “Automatic” and close the settings app.

Once all these changes have been made to the printer and the device, the Epson printer issue – Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer will be resolved.

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