can anyone help? having recently re-installed most of my applications I find that the status monitor won't find the printer. I have tried uninstalling the printer and status monitor, also downloading the latest driver and status monitor from epson. All to no avail. The printer is working ok. I have windows ME.
It may be because of the chipped cart. it may see your installed cart. as used and not recognise it. I know that if you put a compat. cart. (ie non-epson) in the printer the status monitor is not available, and the same occurs if the cart. (epson) is past its use by date.
As I don't use an epson printer, I cannot be sure about this, but I have read that these chipped carts. can throw up these kind of probs.
Go to Start Menu, Settings, Printers, Epson 640, Properties, Optional Settings, Parellel I/F, and check if the BiDi mode is OFF. I think it should be ECP, as it is for my printer, but nibble mode is also an option to try.
Have you changed the parallel lead? Can you test it on a different printer?
Hi vinnyT I don't use epson carts in the printer so perhaps that's the problem. Although I have to say that I have never used the pukka carts since I bought the machine which is about 3 years ago.And I'm sure it has been working since then.