How to Resolve Printer Errors
Get to know more about resolving common printer error codes
Laser jet printers have become one of the most widely used types of printer for home and office uses. The print jobs done using laser jet printers are quicker and dry than bubble jet printers. There are a variety of components in a laser jet printer and any of these components may develop their own issues. Many top brands of laser jet printers carrying a digital display. When there is an error with the printer, corresponding error code will appear on that display. The error code tells you where in the unit the problem has occurred. Units that do not have a display often have indicator lights that give a general idea of any issues with the printer. There are several common laser jet printer error codes that owners can fix their own.
Some of the common printer error codes, their causes symptoms and tips to fix them:
- Error codes
- Fixing error codes
There are several error codes that come depending on the printer model you are using. The error code 10 denotes the ‘supplies memory error’. This is caused by the printer having issues with the memory chip. Error code 11 means ‘paper out’ and it appears even if you have loaded the paper on the tray. Error 12 is a code for ‘open or no EP cartridge". If this printer error code shows up on the display, it means that the top cover is open.
There are several reasons why these error codes may show including having an outdated or erroneous printer driver, not installing the printer software you need on your computer correctly or having registry errors on your computer system etc. The bottom line of the problem is basically that when you try to print out a document or file from your printer, there are certain issues which prevent the Operating System from either recognizing or connecting with the printer on your computer system.
Making the printer your default printer will resolve several error codes and should help your system to correctly print out. Some of the error codes can be fixing by cleaning the registry using a registry cleaner program. These are software tools that are able to fix any errors that are inside the 'registry' of your computer system. Registry errors are the main reasons for printers showing error codes. To fix this, you have to clean out the registry of your computer system with a registry cleaner tool.
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