User's Guide


Printer Software

Using EPSON Status Monitor 3

Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3

EPSON Status Monitor 3 is available for Windows Vista, XP, Me, 98, 2000, and Windows NT 4.0. It allows you to monitor your printer's status, alerts you when printer errors occur, and provides troubleshooting instructions when needed.

EPSON Status Monitor 3 is available when:

EPSON Status Monitor 3 is installed when the printer is connected directly and you install the printer driver as described in the Start Here. When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor 3 so that the shared printer can be monitored on the printer server. See Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3 and Sharing the printer.

  • If you are using a computer running Windows Vista x64 Edition with multiple users are logged on, a communication error message may be displayed when monitoring printers at the same time.
  • When connecting to a shared printer beyond a router, error and warning notification for shared printers during printing is not available in some cases because of the router's settings.

Before using EPSON Status Monitor 3, be sure to read the README file on the User CD-ROM. This file contains the latest information on the utility.

Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3

Follow these steps to set up EPSON Status Monitor 3:

Open the Utility menu as described in Using the Printer Driver with Windows Me and 98 or Using the Printer Driver with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and Windows NT 4.0 or "Once you have checked your printer driver settings and changed them if necessary, you are ready to print.".

Click the Monitoring Preferences button. The Monitoring Preferences dialog box appears.

The following settings are available:

Select Notification

Displays the error item check box On/Off status.

Turn on this check box to display the selected error notification.

Select Shortcut Icon

The selected icon is displayed on the taskbar. The setting's example is shown on the right window. By clicking the shortcut icon, you can access the Monitoring Preferences dialog box easily.

Receive error notification for shared printers

Error notification for a shared printer can be received when this check box is selected.

Allow monitoring of shared printer

When this check box is selected, a shared printer can be monitored by other PCs.

If the server's OS is Windows Vista, select Run as Administrator when opening the printer properties before checking.

Click the Default button to revert all items to the default settings.


Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3

Do one of the following to access EPSON Status Monitor 3;

When you access EPSON Status Monitor 3 as described above, the following printer status window appears.

You can view printer status information in this window.


Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3

Follow the steps below to install EPSON Status Monitor 3.

It might not be possible to retrieve the printer status during printing. In this situation, click the EPSON Status Monitor3 button in the Utility tab, and use the printer with the status window left open.

Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running on your computer.

Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

  • If the language selection window appears, select your country.
  • If the EPSON Installation Program screen does not appear automatically, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click the CD-ROM icon, click OPEN in the menu that appears, then double-click Epsetup.exe.

Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen appears, read the statement, then click Agree.

Click Custom.

Select the EPSON Status Monitor 3 check box, then click Install.

In the dialog box that appears, make sure that your printer icon is selected, and click OK. Then follow the on-screen instructions.

When the installation is complete, click OK.



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