Epson Photo 1270 problem


I just downloaded the Epson 1270 USB driver for OS X from Epson's FTP.
After the installation, everything works fine, I mean I could print from all the OS X native programs such as IE, Office v.X etc. but the problem is that, the Epson Printer Utitlity does not work. I can not clean my cartridge head, or check the ink status, it always says that the printer is not connected, and told me to check the connection or turn off and turn on the printer and try again.
anybody had this problem before?