Epson LX-1170, LX-300+ User Guide

About the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility

About the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility

Using the Printer Software
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About the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility 
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility that comes with your printer 
is available for Windows Me, 98, 95, 2000 or NT 4.0. It allows you 
to monitor your printer’s status, alerts you when printer errors 
occur, and provides troubleshooting instructions when needed.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility is available only when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via the 
parallel port [LPT1].
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional 
communication.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility is installed when you install 
the printer driver as described in Chapter 1.
Note:
If you install the driver using Add Printer in the Printers folder, or using 
the “Point and Print” method, EPSON Status Monitor 3 may not 
function properly. If you want to use EPSON Status Monitor 3, reinstall 
the driver as described in Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Printer.”
Before using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility, be sure to read 
the README file on the driver disk. This file contains the latest 
information on the utility.
Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow these steps to setup EPSON Status Monitor 3:
1. Open the Utility menu as described in “Using the Printer 
Driver with Windows Me, 98, and 95” on page 3-2 or “Using 
the Printer Driver with Windows 2000 and NT 4.0” on page 
3-6.