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Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« on: August 07, 2019, 10:57:57 am »
Hi Mark,
I am back again with this printer.
I carried out your original instructions and the printer prints ok.
But the scanner doesn't work, when I try to scan from the printer/scanner to the computer it produces an error :-

Communication error. Check the connection.

I have been ignoring this for a while now and have just the the Windows computer and the Brother printer to do my scanning but it is beginning to irk me that I purchased this NEW printer/scanner and I have failed to get it working to my satisfaction.
I believe the manufacturer spends more on research finding ways to stop the use alien printing ink cartridges than they do on making a useful printer that can be used/set up by idiots like me.
Rant ober, hope you can help.

Don W
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Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 04:32:05 pm »
Can you point me to the instructions you followed so I can see what you did ?
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Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 10:16:25 am »
 Re: HELP needed to install Epson XP-355 wireless printer AGAIN
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 01:07:49 am »

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Go to
Menu > Settings > Printers

right-click on any listed printers and click "Delete"

When you have NO printers left, go here
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX
and search for
XP-355
Linux

you now need to download the files
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.31-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
and
epson-printer-utility_1.0.2-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
and double-click them to install them.

Once installed, go back to
Menu > Settings > Printers
and click "Add"

Step through the installation .. when it prompts you to choose a driver, select

Epson > XP-352 355 > Epson XP-352 355 Series - epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.6.31-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2) [en] (recommended)
Mark, this was the post I followed although the versions 1.6 are now 1.7. Thanks
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Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 10:01:15 pm »
Are we still talking about Peppermint 9 64bit ?

If so run:
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mkdir ~/ImageScan
then
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cd ~/ImageScan
then
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wget https://download2.ebz.epson.net/imagescanv3/ubuntu/lts1/deb/x64/imagescan-bundle-ubuntu-18.04-3.57.0.x64.deb.tar.gz
then
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tar xvf imagescan-bundle-ubuntu-18.04-3.57.0.x64.deb.tar.gz
then
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cd ~/ImageScan/imagescan-bundle-ubuntu-18.04-3.57.0.x64.deb
then
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sudo ./install.sh
then look for "Image Scan" in the main menu .. probably at:-

Menu > Graphics > Image Scan



If Image Scan doesn't work, how is your printer/scanner attached to the PC ?
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Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 07:11:02 pm »
Thanks Mark,
I carried out your suggestions and the scan facility is now working. I have the computer connected by the USB cable and all is now well.
Thanks AGAIN for your help.

take care
Don W
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Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 12:02:26 am »
You're most welcome Don :)
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