The regular firmware update of my printer ended in a seemingly bricked machine.
Neither in the manual nor in the online portal this problem was mentioned.
I found several posts in forums and groups, no solution was offered.
But … a long search session later there was one anonymus post which solved my problem:
Push [OK] BT“
Unplugging the printer and various other voodoo doesn’t work, but I found a way to force it to technician mode.
Make sure the unit is off.
Then, while holding down the Home button, press the Power button for a few seconds. Eventually, you’ll get a screen with 4 options on it.
Go to 4, Normal mode.
On my machine, it defaulted to Japanese, which I don’t read like I suspect most of you don’t either. To Change the Language:
- You need to go the Gear icon (Settings) and hit OK on the control panel.
- Right arrow on the control panel once (to 2 / 10)
- Click OK
- Right arrow on the control panel 3 tunes (to 4 / 8)
- Find your language on the list by using the up and down arrows on the control panel
- Click OK
I had to reset my printer to work with my network by going to the WiFI Setup.
I then found the Print Network settings option on the printer and printed out the details so I’d have them when I finished setting up the printer on my PC.
Once that was done, I had to go to my PC (Windows 10-64 bit OS) and go to Printer Properties to find and install a „new“ printer.
Another way (epson recommendation) would be to use the utility at https://www.wic.support/download/
I never tried. I will rather buy a new printer if epson will not fix the annoying and repeating set Jig problem.