Resolving Dell® Printer Not Working Problems
Is the Dell printer connected to your system is not working? Find out how to solve the problem.
A printer is a computer peripheral device that is used to take hard copies of work done on the system. There are different kinds of printers available in the market today. Inkjet printers, LCD printers, laser printers, all-in-one printers, etc. are some of them. Dell printers are very popular as they are very simple to use. Dell printers can produce quality prints at very economical rates which makes them ideal for home as well as office use. Nonetheless, some problems may come up with the use of Dell printers. Such problems are usually software based that can be solved very easily. Printer not printing, very low quality prints, printer freezing, etc. are some of them. Problems with printers will show signs, such as paper jamming and error messages when printer is invoked for functioning. Such problems are usually caused by reasons, such as malware infections within the system, issues with printer drivers, problems with system files associated with printer drivers, problems with hardware components of printers, etc.
Let us talk about the few tips to solve problems with Dell printers:
- Remove malware infections
- Check printer drivers
- Verify printer components
Remove malware infections
Malware can cause issues with the functioning of Dell printers. Malware inflict problems by infecting essential system files or printer drivers and changing them. Malware related problems with the working of Dell printers can be resolved by removing all the infections from the system using an updated antivirus program or a malware removal tool.
Check printer drivers
Dell printer connected to your system requires drivers to function. Drivers are the communication link between the operating system and the printer and without them the printer will not be able to understand the requirements of the operating system. If the Dell printer drivers installed on the system are incorrect, outdated or illegitimate, then the printer may not function. You are therefore recommended to check the printer drivers installed on the system and then change them if they are found not matching the aforesaid criteria.
Dell printers have many hardware components, such as ink cartridges and printer drums. If these components are defective then printer will crease to function. So, you must check the working status of these components and if they are found faulty, they must be replaced. Similarly, you must also check the connecting hardware connecting the printer to the system and make sure the connections are secure.
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