/ Sign-up
Your question

Epson DX7400 printer/scanner/copier won't print newly installed Windows 7

  • Peripherals
  • Windows 7
  • Printers
Last response: in Computer Peripherals
October 5, 2013 6:12:36 AM

I upgraded my OS from XP to Windows 7 a while ago & now I have installed an old Epson DX7400 printer/scanner/copier. The hardware installed OK & the driver is updated but I can't get anything to print, including a test page. It'll send the document to the printer where it sits there & does nothing. I noticed the icon for the file I want to print is what you get when it can't be identified. Also, I know one of the cartridges is out of ink because the light indicating that is on but I can't access any information about this from the PC.
Under properties on the files I try to print it says processor is winprint & data type NT EMF 1.008.
Does anyone know what the problem is?

More about : epson dx7400 printer scanner copier print newly installed windows

a c 271 $ Windows 7
October 5, 2013 6:19:46 AM

make sure under printers you set the epson as the default printer in windows 7 the default first printer is ms text file saver. update your mb chipset and usb drivers...the newer prints print through a usb print driver port.
October 5, 2013 6:24:08 AM

Hey thanks. Yeah, first thing I did was make it the default printer. It is printing through the US port too. All my drivers are up to date. I checked that yesterday. I'm not sure what you mean about mb chipset. I'll have to look that up.
Related resources
October 5, 2013 6:25:36 AM

OK yeah mb chipset is up to date too.