I am close to giving up, this is really frustrating. I have been searching the forums and the net in general to help me, but nothing worked. I have uninstalled and re-installed 3 times now.
My computer info:
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
I recently bought a new Epson Stylus NX625
. Installation was pretty painless, it connected to my network easily, and the printer works just fine. It's a wireless-multifunction printer/scanner/copier. It prints wirelessly, not sure why it's having such an issue SCANNING wirelessly. Epson Stylus NX625 All-in-One Printer - Product Information - Epson America, Inc.
I updated all the drivers
/firmware/software from Epson's site ... so everything should be current. I didn't use the CD. I have the latest version of Epson scan, 3.77.
The problem is, Epson scan does not seem to want to work. There is -NO- way for me to scan anything; I tried Windows Fax and Scan - it does not detect my network printer, I tried adding a network printer, it does not show up in the list. There is not even an option to scan files to a SD card or anything, even though the NX625 has an SD card reader.
I tried manually adding the .inf files to windows "add hardware" wizard, nothing. The epson drivers are TWAIN and I think Windows wants WIA to be able to use Fax & Scan.
The problem is when I open EPSON scan, the program itself works fine, until I try to scan or even preview. It acts and shows a dialog box showing that it's ready to scan, but suddenly freezes and has to be manually closed. This happens every time, and I haven't found a way to fix it. The program just hangs. It hangs on the "scanner warming up" dialog, and the printer display reads "Scanning ... " but nothing happens. It just stays like that. Eventually, after around 5 minutes, an error box will come up saying "Error sending data", and the display on the unit will read "Communications Error".
I also tried scanning right from the control panel, but that doesn't work either. On the display, it says "Communications Error. Make sure the computer is connected, and then try again."
... uh, I don't use a USB cable, I have a laptop, that's why I want to scan wirelessly.
Does anyone have any solutions at all? I really like the NX625, and I don't want to return it ... anyone have any similar issues? i've done everything I could think of.
I also emailed epson, not sure how much help they will be, though.