Some Epson printer users have posted on the Microsoft forum about a 0xf1 error. While there are 4 similar errors, specifically 0xf1/ 0xf2/ 0xf3/ 0xf4, they all can be solved with the same steps. One user stated:
When I switch on my Epson XP-435, I get a message: Printer Error, turn power off and on again. Error code 0xf1.
Consequently, users can’t print when that error arises. To fix that issue, check out some of the potential resolutions below.
How can I fix Epson printer error 0xf?
1. Reset the printer
- First, try resetting the printer as the 0xf1 error message suggests. Turn off the printer.
- Unplug the printer’s USB power cable from both wall and printer.
- Turn off your desktop or laptop, if it’s on, as well.
- Wait for about 10 minutes.
- Then plug the printer back in.
- Turn the printer on.
2. Remove jammed printer
- The 0xf1 error can often be due to a printer paper jam. To check for jammed paper, turn off the printer first.
- Remove all the paper from the paper feed tray.
- Open the printer’s scanner unit to check if there’s any jammed paper from inside. Remove any jammed sheets you find.
- Close the printer.
- Then remove the duplexer at the rear of the printer.
- Remove any jammed paper from the duplexer.
- Place the duplexer back in the printer.
3. Remove debris from the paper feed
Some users have said they’ve fixed the 0xf1 error by removing debris, such as paperclips, from their printers’ paper feeds. So, turn off your printer; and then check if there is any debris stuck in the paper feed. If so, remove the debris from the paper feed.
4. Move the Printer Head Assembly to the left
- Moving the Printer Head Assembly might resolve the 0xf1 error for some users. To do that, turn off the printer.
- Then unplug the printer’s USB cable.
- Next, open up the printer.
- Carefully move the Printer Head Assembly to the far left. Don’t force the Printer Head Assembly if it doesn’t easily move.
- Then move the Printer Head Assembly to the right to restore it to the original position.
- Plug the printer back in, and turn it on.
- Repeat the steps above three to four times if required.
5. Run the Printer troubleshooter
- Windows 10’s Printer troubleshooter might also come in handy for fixing error 0xf1. To open that troubleshooter, click the Type here to search button.
- Input the keyword ‘troubleshoot’ in Windows 10’s search box.
- Click Troubleshoot settings to open the Troubleshoot tab in Settings.
- Select the Printer troubleshooter.
- Press the Run the troubleshooter button to open the Printer troubleshooter.
- Select the printer to fix the 0xf1 error for.
- Then click Next to go through the troubleshooter.
6. Update the printer’s driver
- The 0xf1 error might also be due to an incompatible or antiquated printer driver. To fix that, click the download buttons on Driver Booster’s webpage.
- Open the setup wizard for Driver Booster to install the software.
- Open the Driver Booster window. The software will automatically scan when you launch it.
- Press the Update Now button if a printer driver is listed within the scan results.
The above resolutions will likely fix the 0xf1 error for most users. Note that those resolutions might also fix similar Epson printer errors with 0xf2, 0xf3, and 0xf4 codes.
If, however, other fixes are needed, check the warranty period for your printer to see if you can return it to Epson for repairs without additional charges.
For any other questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach for the comments section below.
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