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Windows 7: Epson Status Monitor - Can't Check Ink Levels

06 Jan 2011   #21

Windows 7 64 bit
Epson Print Preview


You should be able to re-enable Print Preview by going to the Start Menu, select Printers and Devices, then right click your Epson Printer and select "Printing Preferences". From there, select the Shortcut tab and enable 'Print Preview'. See attached photo.



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07 Jan 2011   #22

seven 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DonC View Post

You should be able to re-enable Print Preview by going to the Start Menu, select Printers and Devices, then right click your Epson Printer and select "Printing Preferences". From there, select the Shortcut tab and enable 'Print Preview'. See attached photo.


Unfortunately. in "printing preferences" of styluscolor880 in seven there is no more "print preview" flag that was in XP.
Do you have launched any Epson sw to enable this function?
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10 Jan 2011   #23

windows seven ultimate

Although I can see both your printers listed, I cannot see mine only a later version which does not appear to do the job required. so I have gone back to my original third party software and it works better than the epson comparison . So thanks for the advice but no thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
Whomever you asked at Epson about W7 compatibility of their drivers has been sniffing too much glue. I am running W7 and can see the ink levels of my Epson R1800 just fine. I can also see the ink levels on my wife's shared RX680. So look at my previous posting and follow the link to Epson W7 drivers.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldibbs View Post
Hi All
the printer works perfectly and will print from all four pcs attached to the network. I have enquired to epson and they have replied that the ink level monitor is not available for windows seven but they are working on a fix. The ink levels and the get ink levels button are greyed out and unusable before and after installing the latest drivers from the epson site! which is why i got fed up and installed third party software ( which will also reset the counter to make the printer think it is serviceable, or thats what i have been told)
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05 Mar 2011   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Its built into the OS

I have an old epson Stylus Photo R200 connected through USB. If you open Printer Properties, then under the General tab, click the Preferences button at the bottom. On the Main tab click Get Ink Levels button at the bottom.

It used to be under the Maintainance tab which is why it took me awhile to find it also even though in the end it was pretty obvious. Hope this helps someone.
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31 Jul 2011   #25

Windows 7 Professional x64

I'm having the same issue with my NX420. Everything is working as it should except Status Monitor which times out after 5 minutes. It did take some time getting the scanner to work because you need to run the scan settings first which the manual fails to indicate. Regardless, I cannot scan from the printer because the only option it allows is USB connection. I have to scan from the computer. Wireless priniting is flawless.

As a software developer, this shows that Epson has poor design skills. The issue here is the main driver that is used with SM3 works fine and SM3 should be using the same network protocols as the main printer driver. What's interesting is that SM3 is embedded in the printer properties because you can view the ink levels from there. On my setup, all of the ink levels are gray. That tells me that the software cannot communicate with the printer to access its ink levels. This is doable since I can at least view the ink levels on the LCD window. My Lexmark this replaced couldn't scan at all so I'm happy at least with the NX420.
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23 Nov 2011   #26

Windows 7 64 bit


i found this and it worked great.... this will tell you the ink levels of most Epson printers R200 is what i have and havent been able to check since i built my new machine with Win 7. Hope this helps most of you
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19 Jan 2016   #27

Windows 7 X64

I hope...... i have installed a EPL-6200 on Windows 7 X64 SP1. The driver has been downloaded from Windows updates but there's no possibly to check the monitor status or similar to check the tone level or similar.

Someone can suggest to me how i can do ?
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