Most printers designed to be used in the home are a doddle to set up, and Epson's all-in-one devices are no exception to this general rule. As with any tech device though, be methodical when setting up your Epson all-in-one. Missing out a vital step during the installation process could have you scratching your head and trying to figure out why your shiny new device isn't working, which will be the last thing you want if you have an important print job to get done.
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Things you need
- USB cable
Remove your Epson all-in-one printer from its packaging and make sure you have all the items listed in its user guide or on the side of the box it came in. If you bought your device new from a retailer or direct from the Epson UK website, arrange a replacement if anything is missing. If you picked up your printer second hand, try Epson or electrical retailers for any missing parts.
Raise the paper support bed at the rear of your printer and extend its paper tray if applicable to your model. Load paper into your printer as per your device's instructions. The method for doing so will depend on the printer model you're using. You may need to adjust your printer's settings according to the type of paper you're loading. Again, consult your unit's user guide or find documentation for your model on Epson's website if you're unsure.
Load the software that came with your printer on your computer. If you can't find this or the disk that came with your printer doesn't work, download the software and drivers you need from your printer's support pages on Epson's website.
Connect your printer to a power source, turn it on, insert ink cartridges if required and go through any onscreen setup process as prompted. Modern printers that can work independently of PCs have their own operating systems that you'll need to configure the first time you use your device.
Hook your printer up to your PC using a USB cable or connect your printer wirelessly. The method for doing the latter will depend on the model of printer you're using, so consult your device's user guide or online support pages if you need help.
Open a document or webpage and select your software's "Print" option to test your Epson device. You can also insert a disk into one of your printer's drives and follow the instructions on its LCD screen to print content if your unit has this functionality.
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