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What do the product's lights indicate?

    You can often diagnose problems with your scanner by checking its lights.



    1 The  low battery light
    2 The  Wi-Fi light
    3 The ready light

    USB connection

    Light status Condition/solution
    The ready light is on The scanner is turned on and ready to scan.
    The ready light is flashing The scanner is scanning or initializing. Wait for the ready light to stop flashing before turning off the scanner.
    The scanner is calibrating or feeding a cleaning sheet.
    The ready light and the  Wi-Fi light are flashing alternately The scanner firmware is updating. Do not turn off the scanner or disconnect any cables until the status lights have stopped flashing.
    The ready light and the  Wi-Fi light are flashing at the same time A paper is jammed. Reload the original. If the lights continue to flash, a scanner error may have occurred. Turn the scanner off and then back on again. If the error continues, contact Epson for support.

    Wireless connection

    Light status Condition/solution
    The ready light is on The scanner is turned on and ready to scan.
    The ready light is flashing The scanner is scanning or initializing. Wait for the ready light to stop flashing before turning off the scanner.
    The scanner is calibrating or feeding a cleaning sheet.
    The ready light is on and the  Wi-Fi light is flashing A WPS or AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) error has occurred. Retry the connection.
    The ready light is flashing and the  Wi-Fi light is on The product is scanning or connecting to a wireless network.
    The ready light and the  Wi-Fi light are flashing alternately The scanner firmware is updating. Do not turn off the scanner or disconnect any cables until the status lights have stopped flashing.
    The product is in a standby state for a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) connection.
    The ready light and the  Wi-Fi light are flashing at the same time A paper is jammed. Reload the original. If the lights continue to flash, a scanner error may have occurred. Turn the scanner off and then back on again. If the error continues, contact Epson for support.
    The  Wi-Fi light is flashing An AOSS error has occurred. Retry the connection.
    The  low battery light is on The batteries are running low. Make sure you have replacement batteries available.
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