You know how Gateway throws in an Epson printer with a lot of their computers? Well, my Stylus Color 440 was a dud, only working for one day. After that, the computer pretended like there was no printer attached – straight up didn’t recognize the printer. After many re-installs of drivers, I gave up, repacked the printer, and left it in the box for almost three years.
I understand this was a common issue. It happened also to a friend of mine, who bought his Gateway a few months before I got mine (three years ago). He never got the Epson to work. Has anyone else experienced this same problem with Gateway/Epson?
Some say Gateway shipped these Epsons with bad cables (though I can’t find online confirmation for that). Could it be as simple as that?
My operating system is Win98, 128 M of Ram. 20 G hard drive … over 14 G free space.
I know this is not much info to go on, but I’m currently trying to get this three-year-old printer out of mothballs and get it working again. Anyone have any ideas? Please ask any questions that can help lead to a solution.
BTW, I’ve tried EPSON technical support pages … they didn’t seem to be much help.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.