Post by Dan Espen Post by Gareth Evans Post by Dan Espen Post by Gareth Evans
Epson WF-2510 printer, driven by WiFi
Windows 10 64 bit
McAfee virus protection
This setup had been working fine for over a year but when I came today
to print, nothing happens. The LCD on the printer indicates
that it is printing, as does the printer queue on Windows,
but nothing happens.
The ink-level screen does report back OK after a short delay
Using the printer off-line and it copies documents OK, paper
feeds and printing, so mechanically everything seems in order.
Has anyone here any clues, please?
Well, I don't use printers connected to WIFI, and I don't use Windows
1. Reboot (printer, PC, WIFI).
2. On PC re-install drivers
There is an online video of someone with a similar problem to yours,
the PC was using a printer driver for a different model.
Thanks, Dan, done all that, now need to find space on the
workbench to look for dead spiders that might have crawled in.
I see you're getting the "use Linux" treatment.
It warms my heart.
Let's see, on my Linux system I'd look to see if the document was making
it to the printer. Does the PC side see the printer go from "Printing"
to "Idle"? Are your PC drivers reporting any error message in the logs?
Does the printer let you look at it's queue?
Has anything changed? Like your router?
Did you reinstall the drivers and try a test page?
Why does my spell checker think reinstall is not a word?
The behaviour of the printer is the same, both from a W10 laptop and
also from a W7 laptop. In both cases it has been
printing OK for over a year but now when a file is sent to it,
the LCD screen on the printer shows, "printing ..." but apart
from a couple of clunks and whizzes nothing further happens.
I've had the printer on the workbench with a supply of air to
give it a good blow through and can see nothing lodged inside
although very little is visible of the innards.
Again, if I use the printer in local mode to do a photocopy,
it works fine, suggesting that control from the microprocessor
is all in order.
Via the network, both on W10 and W7 machines I can interrogate
the ink levels and scan documents to load into the laptops.
I've ensured that there is a sufficiently large tranche of paper in the to.
I've done an extensive google search for faults on this model but have
found nothing of use.
This makes me hark back to the days of 50 years ago when
blinkenlights were all the rage. Back then, if something were
amiss you could drill down to ever-decreasing lower levels
until you found the fault but nowadays? You're faced with
layer upon layer of others' inscrutable software with no
help at all apart from an error message saying that the
printer could not print the page. GRRRR!!!!!!
Come back the PDP8e and PDP11/20, all is forgiven!