Sharp® Printer Maintenance
Implement Sharp printer maintenance tips to get the best out of it.
There is no doubt that Sharp printer offers outstanding performance in the long run. However, for keeping its performance optimized, you need to follow certain maintenance tips and the result will be that you get sharp and clean printouts from your Sharp printer. Along with optimizing the performance of your printer, these maintenance tips will also maximize the life of your printer.
To keep your Sharp printer in good working condition, following maintenance tips is necessary. These easy-to-follow maintenance tips can be followed on day-to-day basis to keep your Sharp printer run as fast as brand new.
Here are some of the common printer maintenance problems along with the solution tips to get optimum performance out of it.
Replace toner cartridge
Normally your PC or printer automatically let your know when you are running low on ink or toner. Always replace the cartridge only when it is empty.
This is mostly done by running a self-test (see manual) or you can also check it through your computer. Steps for checking nozzles in Windows based PC and MAC are a little different.
Click Start>Control Panel>Printers > right click on your printer >select properties. Now, select the maintenance tab and choose nozzle test.
Go to any program that prints and select File>Page Setup> "Utilities""Test print" from the drop down menu. Now, click on the "Nozzle Test." Once on the test page, look for unevenness in color or missing lines, which indicate that, the print heads need cleaning or alignment.
Clean print heads
Steps for cleaning the print heads of your Sharp printer is almost the same. You have to select “cleaning” option and the print heads will automatically be cleaned.
Align print heads
Alignment of the print heads can be done by accessing the printer maintenance page and then by selecting the option for “Print head alignment."
Clean the printer manually
While cleaning the printer manually, make sure that the printer is unplugged. You have to open the printer and then use a dry lint-free cloth to wipe off accumulated dust or stray drops of ink.
If you own an old printer, you may need to check for driver updates or patches.
Clear paper jams
If you have a paper jam, your printer won't print. You must always refer to the manual for the safest method of clearing jams. Be gentle and access the areas easily reachable by lifting a cover or removing a panel.
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