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How to Reset Epson Printer: 4 Methods (Factory, Firmware, Network)

If you are having printer problems and need to reset your Epson printer, there are a few ways to do this. In this article, you’ll learn how how to reset an Epson printer using 4 different methods. 

To reset an Epson printer, you can use software, the reset button, and a combination of power and other buttons. The problem might also require a firmware reset, a hard reset, or even a factory reset. Your Epson printer might require a network reset so it will connect via WiFi.

How to Reset Epson Printer

Here are all the details about these reset methods.

This guide is part of our series of troubleshooting printer problems.

1. Hard Reset Method on Epson Printers

This method is used to reset an Epson printer’s settings to its factory defaults, and it can also be used to reset an Epson printer’s ink levels. 

How to Hard (Factory) Reset Your Epson Printer

If things aren’t working correctly and you can’t fix it, consider a factory reset. Every Epson printer comes with a factor reset sequence.

Press and hold down the Cancel button for 3 seconds. When the message to reset the printer to default settings appears, press OK to reset the print settings.

So while the printer doesn’t have an actual factory reset button, you can easily perform this function by holding the Cancel button for three seconds, then pressing OK.

It’s important to note that this reset sequence doesn’t change LCD contrast, Print Confirmation, or PictureMate Print Wizard settings.

2. Reset Epson Network Settings

If you’re getting errors and having trouble connecting wirelessly to your printer, you can reset the network connection settings.

Here’s how to do it. This is done on your printer control panel.

  1. On the Home screen, navigate to Setup, press OK.
  2. Navigate to Restore Default Settings, press OK.
  3. Navigate to Reset Default Settings, press OK.
  4. Select Yes to reset your printer’s network setting.

Your printer is now ready to be connected to WiFi.

This reset sequence applies to most Epson printers, including Artisan 800 and the Workforce 600. If you have a model with a slightly different menu, the above guide should help you find the reset function for network settings.

Here’s a visual guide to resetting your Epson printer.

These steps apply to many Epson printers, including ET-2720, ET-2760, and ET-2750.

Here are three steps to connect your Epson printer to WiFi.

3. How to Reset an Epson Printer: Firmware

One of the best ways to fix a printer problem is the change the firmware. Either update the firmware past the problem you’re having. Or revert the firmware back to one that worked smoothly.

  • To revert the firmware, follow step 1.
  • To update the firmware, use the Epson Software Updater. Here are the steps.

4. How to Reset an Epson Printer: Software

The first step to try is open Epson Connect Printer Setup Utility. With some models and the current version of their printer software, you can reset the printer and ink levels on printer cartridges.

Here are some common Epson Connect issues and how to correct them.

Difference Between Software Reset and Factory Setting Reset?

Software reset will restore the printer’s settings to their factory defaults, while the Factory setting reset will also reset the printer’s firmware to its original version.

The firmware is the software that controls the printer’s hardware, so resetting the firmware can fix certain issues that the software reset cannot.

What problems can be solved by printer reset?

A printer reset can help correct some of these problems.

  • Print jobs are stuck in the queue
  • Printer is not printing or scanning correctly
  • Printer is offline or not connected to the network
  • Can’t connect to the printer over Wi-Fi or Ethernet
  • Unable to print or scan from the computer or mobile device
  • Print quality is poor
  • Printer is displaying an error message
  • Incorrect IP address or network settings
  • Printer is overheating or not turning on

After completing any of the above methods, your Epson printer will have been restored to its factory defaults and any issues you were experiencing should be resolved.

Note: if you are troubleshooting a printer problem with a Mac your process will differ slightly.

Here are five easy ways to fix a printer jam.

Your Turn

How did it go for you? I would love to hear how you got your printer working again.