Driver for Epson AP-5000 printer

August 29, 2010 at 01:31:14
Specs: Windows 7, Phenom II x4 945
Without going through a ream of paper in the effort to find out myself, which of Windows 7's generic Epson drivers would be best for my still very functional printer?

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#1
August 29, 2010 at 05:56:09
The last drivers for the AP-5000 were included in XP and not supplied by Epson:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...

Epson do not have Generic Drivers what-so-ever............


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#2
August 29, 2010 at 06:55:28
still very functional printer

Until you went to Windows 7. New printers are very cheap these days. I just bought a Canon Pixma for $35.00. The casualties of technology are a lot of non functioning pieces of hardware that still work well.


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#3
August 29, 2010 at 12:51:34
That's true of Epson, but look in Windows 7 when you set up a printer, and they have about a half dozen generic epson printer drivers, each designed for a specific class of Epson printers. Unfortunately, the classes are labled something like class1, class2, class3, etc, which does not help much when trying to decide which one to use for your particluar printer.

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August 30, 2010 at 04:30:12

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#5
August 30, 2010 at 19:53:33
Thanks X86 for the helpful link. Regretably, it still didn't answer my question though. I have an AP-5000 printer, not an AP-5000+ printer. And there isn't an AP-5000+ driver listed in WIN 7's database on my computer. So I am still stuck selecting from among the generic drivers. I'm going to see if I can find the "+"' version in the Windows Update Catalog. It has to be closer to what I need than one of the generic drivers would be.

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#6
August 30, 2010 at 22:05:03
I tell you what I posted for someone else on this forum. They didn't answer back but it worked for my 3 printers, scanners.
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Get on the Internet.
Turn your printer on and it may start searching for a
driver. My i560 searched and installed the driver without my help.
For my Canon Pixma IP 3000 I had to go to the Control Panel - Devices and Printers -
Right click the printer Icon that needed a driver and left click Trouble Shoot and follow directions to get it to Search. You will need to click
APPLY this fix.
Once the search has started do nothing until the driver is Installed.
If you have dial-up it may take several tries.
This also worked for my HP 3 in 1 printer, copier and
scanner.

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#7
September 3, 2010 at 01:06:05
LOL. I found the "+" version in Windows Update Catalog, but Windows refused to install it because if wasn't the correct driver for my printer. I guess Microsotf's mission is to save us from ourselves!

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#8
September 3, 2010 at 01:07:46
cboy, that worked for my HP Deskjet 970cxi, but it didn't work for my Epson AP-5000.

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