Epson is a world-famous name for printers and its co-related products. Among the common errors of the Epson printer, 0xf1 is very general. If you ever get stuck with this error, then do not worry and try out the solutions as given in this article.
The reasons that are responsible for the Epson printer error code 0xf1 are: incorrect installation of the printer; dust gathering on the printer parts; corrupted registry entry in your computer; ink cartridges are not installed correctly; the presence of curly paper in the papers bundles.
What Happens if the Epson Printer Shows Error 0xf1?
Many users ask about the effects that the error 0xf1 brings on the Epson printer. If you are still interested to know the effects, then look forward to this below section.
Error code 0xf1 on Epson printer does not allow the print head to move freely from the left to the right side, and thus the printing job will not be done successfully.
If this is the problem you are facing, do not worry and try out the methods one-by-one as arranged in the below section.
How to Fix Epson Printer Error Code 0xf1?
To solve the Epson error code 0xf1, engaging an expert will be the best option. But, if you want to try the resolving methods on your own, then proceed with the steps accordingly described below.
Solution 1: Restart your Device
Let’s start with the easiest method to solve the Epson printer error code 0xf1.
Firstly, cancel all the printing jobs, and then plug out all the power cords behind the printer. Next, wait for a couple of minutes until the printer gets in the room temperature.
After that, plugin back all the cables to their exact ports gently without damaging the hardware parts.
Now, turn on your printer and then try to print a document to check if the issue gets resolved or not. And if not, then try with the further solution.
Solution 2: Reinstall the Ink Cartridges
Reinstalling the ink cartridges is another best option to solve the error code 0xf1 on the Epson printer. The steps to perform this method are very easy and are given below:
- First of all, turn off your printer, and then unplug all the power cables.
- Next, open the lid of your printing machine, this will move the cartridges in a point from where you can access it.
- Now, take out all the cartridges from their slots, and then check if the cartridges are full of ink or not. And if not, then replace it.
- Reinstall the cartridges to their exact slots.
- After that, close the lid of the printer.
- Next, turn on the power supply for your printer, and start the printing the job.
Hopefully, this time you will not get any further problem in doing the printing job.
Solution 3: Remove Dust or Foreign Particles from Printer Components
Removing dust from printer components is another best method to fix the Epson printer error code 0xf1. You need to struggle hard to perform this task on your own. The steps to follow to perform it, are listed below:
To begin with the cleaning task, at first, arrange a lint-free soft cloth and dip a small part of it into warm clean water and keep it aside so that the cloth gets a little moisture hold on it. And then follow the instructions as given in the below lines to clean the printer parts.
Turn on your printer and then open the cartridge slot. Now, you will able to access the ink cartridges. At first, lift the latch to unlock them. After that, take out all the ink cartridges one-by-one, and place them in a safe place by keeping the direction of the nozzles upward.
Next, fully lift the latch handle of the cartridge compartment. This will help you to open the print head from its location.
After that, a little dampen the warm lint-free cloth and using it, swab the printhead and remove the ink stain from it. The main three parts of the printhead which you need to clean are as follows: plastic ramps, electrical contacts, and the edge between the nozzles.
Warning: Do Not touch the nozzles because it can damage the part and can cause further problems. Do not touch the electrical elements with your bare fingers.
To clean the ramps and the electrical contacts, always use a dry lint-free cloth. Next, lift the latch and reinstall the printhead with complete care. Further, reinsert the ink cartridges to their designated slots securely and lastly, close the cartridge cover to end this method.
Now, run a print, and then check if the error gets sorted or not. Hopefully, this time you will get the print-out without getting the error 0xf1.
Solution 4: Uninstall and Reinstall your Epson Printer
After trying all the above methods, if still, the error 0xf1 returns on your screen, then try to uninstall and reinstall the printer on your computer to solve the matter. Follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Open Control Panel and Set the “View by” into Large Icons
To uninstall the printer, at first, you need to open the Control Panel window. There are several ways by which you can open the Control Panel window, and these are as follows:
Way 1: Tap the Windows button to activate the search bar and then in the search bar, type control. After that, from the search result, click on the Control Panel option to open the window.
Way 2: Press down the Windows button along with the letter R to open the Run bar window. Next, in the Run bar, type control and hit on the OK button to get the Control Panel window on the screen.
In the next stage, you need to check the “View by” section of the Control Panel and set it as “Large icons” if it was not already set.
Step 2: Select “Remove device” for your Printer
Now, under the Control Panel window, select the “Devices and Printers” option. This will open up the window from where you need to right-click on your Epson printer.
After that, from the Menu window, select the “Remove device” option.
Step 3: Restart your Computer
Now, close all the open windows and restart your computer. Restarting the system will automatically detect your printer information, and thus install the driver for the device.
Tap down the Windows button to open the Start menu. Now, from the left-hand side of the Start menu, select the Power icon at first.
After that, from the expanded list, select the Restart option. Now, wait until the system turns on further.
Further, try to do a printing job using the printer to check is everything gets fine or even now the error 0xf1 exists. If the error exists, then continue to check the cause of the error by following this below solution.
Solution 5: Run Troubleshooter for Printer
Troubleshooter is a Windows feature which helps the users to detect a problem in their device that is installed on your computer.
At first, open the search bar by tapping down the Windows key, and then in the search bar, enter control. After that, from the search result, click on the Control Panel option.
Now, as the Control Panel window opens, at the right-hand side of the window, you will get View by text. Ensure that View by is set as Large icons. And if not, then expand the Menu for View by and select Large icons from the available options.
Further, from the Control Panel window, get the Troubleshooting option, and then click on it. After that, from the available options under the Troubleshooting window, click on Printer. Now, you can see that Troubleshooting is going on.
If the problem is a minor one, then it will get resolved during the process. On the other hand, if the problem is a scary one and you are not able to resolve it by the processes mentioned above, then it will help you to detect the cause due to which the error occurs.
Proceed to solve the Troubleshooting detected causes.
How to Restrict the Epson Error Code 0xf1 to Return Back?
There are a few guidelines that the users need to follow to stop the common printer issues to occur again and again. These are as follows:
- Use the printer on a daily basis.
- Use genuine ink cartridges.
- Do not overload paper in the paper tray. Always use the correct dimensions papers with almost nil moisture content and also ensure no presence of curly paper inside the bunch.
- Try to install the printer in a well cooling air passing location so that no heat-related problems can occur.
All these are the DIY solutions for Epson printer error code 0xf1. Hopefully, after trying a few or all of the methods, you will get the problem resolved.
It is better to leave the problem to a technician to solve it for you without any complications.