Many people are often perplexed when they encounter Epson error code 0xfa. No need to worry. You can actually solve the issues through several possible methods if you understand what it’s all about.
The problem is probably technical, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t do something about it.
The Possible Causes
The most possible culprit to this issue is corrupted (or damaged) registry files within the system. When there is hardware issue (on the printer), then the system would act up and you will get this error message.
There is always a possibility that corrupted (printer) driver would cause the issue to happen. Now that you already know the things that cause the issue, you can check some of the possible solutions and try to figure things out on your own.
Restart the Printer
The first that you can perform when you encounter this Epson error code 0xfa is to restart the printing machine. No need to worry; this method is pretty simple and straightforward.
- Access the Power button so you can turn the machine off
- Let it be for a while. After around 10 seconds or so, turn it on back again. Remember, access the same Power button to activate it
- After performing this method, check whether the problem stays. Execute a printing job and see how it goes
Update the Driver
Outdated driver of the printer can also be responsible for the error code. Damaged driver is also possible. That’s why it is advisable that you always update the driver.
- On your keyboard, press Windows and R key. It is done so Run window can open. After the window is open, type in ‘Device Manager’ and then Enter. Pressing OK is also possible
- After you open the Device Manager window, access the left panel. You should be able to find the printer driver. Right click so you can open the menu
- Choose the option Update Software Driver; it’s available on the menu.
- Let the system complete the update process on its own. It happens automatically.
- Once it’s done, you need to restart your device. If driver is the main issue, then it should be resolved by now.
Remove the Driver – and Install Again
As it was mentioned before, outdated driver can be the culprit of this issue. Corrupted or damaged is also possible for this Epson error code 0xfa issue to happen.
If this is the case, you will have to remove the driver and then re-install it.
- Press Windows and X key together. It will launch WinX list menu. Afterwards, choose the option Device Manager
- When the window opens, go to the left panel and search for Epson printer. When you have found one, find the option Uninstall Device. Click it so you can remove the driver.
- Afterwards, restart the system again
- Access Device Manager again. There would be an icon ‘Scan for Hardware Device’ located on the top side of the available menu. Click that icon.
- After you do it, the system would automatically scan the driver and properly install it. Let the system figure out on its own as everything runs automatically.
- Once the process is done, make sure to reboot. Then check the printer again. If it doesn’t display the error code anymore, it means that you have resolved the issue. When you perform a printing task, it should work smoothly and well.
Perform Hardware Issue Checking
It’s possible that you get the code because of the printer’s hardware problems. To check (and to solve) the issues, you can do these things:
- Disconnect the printing machine from the power outlet. Remove any cable or any connection so the printer would be a standalone device
- Turn off the printer
- Remove the cartridge. Check for any debris (paperclips, staples, paper scraps, paper bits, etc). If there is any, remove them. The area should be clean
- Clear the cartridge. If you know how to perform proper cleaning mechanism or cleaning method, feel free to do it. It would ensure that the printhead or the nozzles aren’t blocked.
- Return the cartridge back to proper location. Make sure that it is correctly (and firmly) secured. It shouldn’t be loose or flimsy.
- Connect the printer again to the power source. Turn it back on. Check the printer. If it’s been resolved, you shouldn’t be able to see the error code message anymore.
As you can see, there are several possible solutions that you should be able to perform on your own. When you encounter Epson error code 0xfa, don’t worry just yet.