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How To Downgrade Epson XP Printer Firmware – Reset Epson Printers

For Epson, new firmware updates are applied by default as part of the routine software update checks. Although the firmware frequency varies by model, many printers were issued a problem update that effectively disabled the majority of third-party ink cartridges.

Printers affected by this will suddenly receive notices that one or more ink cartridges are unrecognizedincompatible or non-genuine. The company expects you to replace the ink with its much more expensive name brand format in order to continue using the printer at all.

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Fortunately, it is normally possible to reinstall an older version of the printer’s firmware and determine these newfound and self-imposed incompatibilities. The difficult part is figuring out how since printer companies are notorious for removing old firmware as soon as the new version gets released and they rarely document how to get the printer into recapture mode or transmit older firmware.

Epson Downgrade Firmware Instructions

Epson Printer Firmware Downgrade
  1. Epson Downgrade Firmware Instructions 1 – Connect a USB Printer cable from the back of your printer to a computer or laptop. You must use a Type A/B printer cable and plug it into the correct USB port on the printer not the standard USB input port on the front. When in recovery mode, a USB connection is required to transfer the firmware to the printer, even if you already have it connected wirelessly.
  2. Epson Downgrade Firmware Instructions 2 -Take out all of the ink cartridges from the printer. This will ensure that all cartridge-related errors will be reset after applying the alternate firmware.
  3. Epson Downgrade Firmware Instructions 3 – Power off the printer. As soon as the printer is completely shut down, perform the following key combination until the firmware update screen appears in white text.
  4. Epson Downgrade Firmware Instructions 4 – A downgrade is the best solution to make the printer working in an effective way. Here are the ways to downgrade or re-factory the Epson printer. There are different steps to downgrade a different series of Epson XP printer.
    • For XP-100/101/102/103/104
      • Turn off the printer.
      • Press and hold STOP + COLOR + ON buttons at the same time within one minute after the printer is turned off.
      • Keep these buttons till the ink LED is on.
      • Upgrade devises list and select firmware then click on update.
      • When an update is completed all LEDs will blink.
      • Press the STOP button to turn off the printer.
      • STOP – red triangle in the circle.
      • COLOR – color copy button with two blue sheets of paper.
    • For XP-200/201/202/203/204/205/206/207/208/211/212/213/214/215/216
      • Turn off the printer.
      • Press and hold STOP + COLOR + Wi-Fi + ON buttons at the once for one minute after the printer is turned off.
      • Keep these buttons till all LEDs except the power LED are ON.
      • Upgrade devises list and select firmware then click update.
      • When an update is completed all LEDs will blink.
      • Press the STOP button to turn off the printer.
      • STOP – red triangle in the circle.
      • COLOR – color copy button with two blue sheets of paper.
    • For XP-300/302/303/305/306/310/312/313/315/400/401/410/412/413/415/510/600/601/605/610/615
      • Turn off the printer.
      • Press and keep STOP + LEFT ARROW + HOME + ON buttons at the same time for one minute after the printer is turned off.
      • Printer LCD will show “FW Update Mode”.
      • Upgrade list of devices and select firmware then click update.
      • When an update is completed then make sure that “FINISHED” text and firmware information is displayed on the screen.
      • Click on the OK button to turn off the printer.
      • STOP – red triangle in the circle.
      • LEFT ARROW – white arrow on the left side of the OK button.
      • HOME – button on the left side of the LCD.
    • For XP-700/701/702/710/750/800/801/802/810/850
      • Turn off the printer.
      • Press and keep DOWN ARROW + ON buttons at the same time for one minute after the printer is turned off.
      • Detach buttons when the HOME button is ON.
      • Printer LCD will show “Program Update Mode”.
      • Update the list of devices and choose firmware then click update.
      • When an update is completed within approximately 5 ~ 10 min then ensure that firmware information is displayed on the screen.
      • Press on the center of the touch screen to turn off the printer.

Conclusion

If all of the instructions have been followed successfully, you should no longer receive errors about opposed ink when using third-party cartridges and will be free to print once again. Make sure to impair or otherwise ignore any prompts to update the firmware again to avoid this happening in the future. For Epson, you can install Epson Software Updater as an extra precaution or simply remember to always uncheck the firmware updates when prompted. It is safe to update the other software packages.

If you face any problem then you can call on Epson customer care service number +1-888-260-6962. They can resolve all your problems.

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