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Epson XP-5100

Epson XP-5100 Setup

Unbox the Epson XP-5100 setup from the carton and you will have the following accessories.

  1. Epson ink cartridges
  2. The Installation CD
  3. Power cord
  4. User manual and Installation Manual 
  5. Remove the protective tapes surrounding the printer.
  6. Open the scanner unit and remove the packaging material from the printer and lower the unit.
  7. Take out the power cord and connect it to the printer and the power source.
  8. Turn on the power source and press the Power button on the Control panel.
  1. Select the language once the Control Panel is powered on.
  2. Lift the scanner unit to install the ink cartridges.
  3. Remove the Black ink cartridge from the sealed packaging.
  4. Remove the cap from the cartridge and place the cartridge into the slot until it clicks. Repeat the same step for the other color cartridges.
  5. Open the front cover of the printer and pull out the paper cassette.
  6. Move the pager guides to the corner of the tray, load the stack of paper and move the guides back to the edges of the paper.
  7. Insert the paper cassette into the Epson XP-5100 setup.
  8. Now, proceed with the installation of the printer driver on your computer.

Epson XP-5100 Driver Download

You can download the Epson XP 5100 driver from the official Epson Support page.

  1. Open the browser and enter the Epson support page URL in the address bar.
  2. Enter Epson XP 5100 in the search bar and press the Enter button.
  3. Click the Downloads tab, then extend the driver tab.
  4. Click the Download button beside the required driver and the Epson XP 5100 driver will be downloaded.
  5. Once the driver is downloaded to the computer, you can install it.

Epson Xp-5100 Manual Download

You can download the Epson XP-5100 setup Manual from the official Epson Support page.

  1. Open the browser and enter the Epson support URL in the address bar.
  2. Enter Epson XP-5100 in the search bar and press the Enter button.
  3. Go to the Manuals & Warranty tab and download the user manual of your choice.

Epson XP-5100 Driver Install

  1. Double-click the installer file to run the installation.
  2. The Epson installer page will now open.
  3. Accept the license agreement and choose the software to be installed.
  4. Choose the type of connection and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Once the driver installation is complete, print a test page.

Epson XP-5100 Wireless Setup

WPS Setup:

  1. If your router has a WPS button, connecting the Epson XP-5100 setup to a wireless network is easy.
  2. On the home screen of the printer, select the Network/Wireless option.
  3. On the Network Connection Settings screen, select the Wi-Fi (Recommended) option.
  4. Now, choose Start Setup or Change Settings.
  5. Scroll down the options to select the Push button Setup (WPS).
  6. When the printer LCD shows the message, press the WPS button on the router.
  7. You will now see the printer light blinking rapidly, indicating that the printer is finding the wireless connection.
  8. The light will turn solid once the connection is secure.

Epson XP-5100 Wifi Direct 

Now, if you want to use the Wi-Fi Direct function on the Epson XP 5100 printer, follow these simple steps.

  1. Tap the Home button on the printer control panel.
  2. Select the Network/Wireless icon.
  3. On the Network Connection Settings screen, choose Wi-Fi Direct.
  4. Select Start Setup > Start Setup.
  5. The next screen will show the Wi-Fi Direct SSID and password. You can use these credentials to connect your computer to the Epson XP-5100 setup.

Epson XP-5100 Print Without Color Ink

If you want your printer to print only in black and not in color, never make the mistake of removing the cartridges from the printer slot. There are some changes to be made in the Control Panel setting on your computer.

  1. Click the Windows icon at the bottom left corner of the page.
  2. Click the Control Panel option in the list.
  3. Click the Devices and Printers option.
  4. Now, select the Epson printer (the printer you want to change settings).
  5. Perform a right-click on the Epson XP-5100 setup and select the option Printing Preferences.
  6. Click the Color tab and select the option Print in Greyscale.
  7. Click or select the Apply button and then click OK.

Epson XP-5100 Scan Setup

  1. Make sure you have the Scanner driver installed on your computer.
  2. You can download the Scanner driver from the official Epson support page.
  3. Enter Epson XP 5100 in the search bar and press the Enter button.
  4. Click the Downloads tab, extend the driver tab.
  5. Click the Download button next to the Scanner driver.
  6. Place the document to be scanned on the scanner glass.
  7. Touch the Home button on the Epson XP-5100 setup Control Panel.
  8. Use the navigation buttons to select the Scan option and then press OK.
  9. You will have a list of options to choose from. Select the option and press the Scan button.

Epson XP-5100 Scanner Software Download

  1. You can download the Epson XP 5100 scanner driver from the official Epson Support page.
  2. Open the browser and enter the Epson support URL in the address bar.
  3. Enter Epson XP 5100 in the search bar and press the Enter button.
  4. Click the Utilities tab and locate the Scanner driver.
  5. Click the Download tab for the required Scanner Utility.

Epson XP-5100 Firmware Update

You can download the Firmware for the Epson XP-5100 setup from the official Epson support page.

  1. Enter the Epson support URL in your browser and press the Enter button.
  2. Type Epson XP 5100 in the search bar and press the Enter button.
  3. Click the Downloads tab.
  4. Scroll down the page and expand the Firmware option.
  5. Click the Download button next to the latest Firmware.
  6. Run the downloaded file and the Firmware for the Epson XP 5100 will be updated.

Epson XP-5100 Firmware Downgrade

To downgrade the Firmware for the Epson XP-5100 setup, follow the steps described below.

  1. Turn off the Epson printer.
  2. Take out the printer plug from the power source and then plug it back in.
  3. Now do the following combination:
  4. Keep the STOP button pressed and then press the Left Arrow, Home button, and the Power button. Hold them all at the same time.

The Firmware will be brought back to the previous version now.

Epson XP-5100 Firmware Downgrade

Epson XP-5100 Setup Troubleshooting

When it comes to printers, you are bound to face certain problems. We have listed quite a few printer problems along with the troubleshooting steps. Kindly refer to the solutions for each of the topics described below.

Fixed: Epson XP-5100 Not Printing Black

If the Epson XP 5100 printer is not printing in black, then probably the printer must have run out of black ink.

  1. You can order for the Authorized Epson ink cartridge.
  2. Open the scanner unit of the Epson XP-5100 setup.
  3. Press the tab at the rear end of the cartridge and pull it out gently.
  4. Remove the new cartridge from the sealed packaging and hold it by the edges.
  5. Gently push the cartridge into the black cartridge slot and push it in until it clicks.

Fixed: Epson Xp 5100 Printing Blank Pages

The steps given here are suitable for Windows 10 computers.

  1. Click the Windows icon and select the Control Panel option. 
  2. Select or click on the Hardware and Sound option and then click Devices and Printers. 
  3. Perform a right-click on the Epson printer and select Printer Preferences.
  4. Select the Maintenance tab and click the Extended Settings button.
  5. Click the checkbox for the option Skip Blank page and click the OK button.
  6. This will skip the blank pages in your print document.

Epson XP-5100 Won’t Connect to Wifi

  1. If you are having wireless problems between the Epson XP-5100 setup and the router, then unplug the router from the power source.
  2. Wait for 5 minutes and then plug the router to the power source.
  3. Check if the Wi-Fi connection issue is fixed.
  4. If the issue persists, then set up the printer over Wi-Fi and install the printer driver on the connected computer.
Epson Xp 5100 Won't Connect to Wifi

Guide: Epson XP-5100 Offline

You can solve the Offline issue in two simple methods:

Re-install Driver:

  1. Click the Windows icon at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen and select the Control Panel option.
  2. Click the Devices and Printers option from the Control Panel window.
  3. Perform a right-click on the Epson printer and select the See what’s printing? option.
  4. See if you have any pending print jobs and make sure to remove them from the list.
  5. Click the Printer option and see if you have enabled the option Use Printer Offline.
  6. Ensure if the Epson XP-5100 setup is connected to your computer correctly if you are using a wired connection (USB).
  7. One more alternative way would be to turn off both the computer and the printer and then turn them back on.

Re-install Printer:

  1. Open the Run command (Windows key + R).
  2. Type devmgmt.msc in the Run command field and press the Enter button.
  3. Perform a right-click on the Epson printer and select the option Uninstall.
  4. Open the Run command again (Windows key + R).
  5. Type Control and press the Enter button.
  6. The Control Panel window will open.
  7. Select the Devices and Printers option from the list.
  8. Click the Add Printer button located at the top pane of the window.
  9. Select the type of printer you want to install.
  10. Follow the on-screen prompts and then select the Epson XP-5100 setup.
  11. The Epson printer will be installed back to your Windows computer.

Epson Xp 5100 Paper Jam

If you are having any paper jams issues on your Epson XP 5100 printer,

  1. Turn off the Epson XP 5100 printer.
  2. Open the cover of the printer.
  3. See if there is any jammed paper available.
  4. If there are any, gently remove the jammed paper and the fragments of the paper.
  5. Now turn on the Epson printer. You will no longer have any paper jam error messages on the printer.

Epson Xp 5100 Reset

  1. Press the Home button on the Epson XP-5100 setup Control Panel.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to navigate to the Settings option.
  3. Select the Restore Default Settings option and press the OK button.
  4. Select All Settings.
  5. Press the OK button to confirm.
  6. The Epson printer will be reset.