Fix data error in Printer
What are data errors and the reasons for data errors in printers? What are the guidelines to fix them?
Printers are the device which can be connected to the system to meet our printing needs. There are lots of printers available in the market and each comes with advanced functionalities and extra features. However sometimes these printers might behaves unexpectedly while printing and display some error message. One of the most common error displayed by printers are data errors. And these errors occurred due to lots of factors. Some printer lights up when it experience any types of data errors. Incorrect configuration made in the printer settings, faulty add-on components etc. are some of the common reason that lead to data errors. We can resolve these issues easily after identifying the exact reason for the errors. Before troubleshooting the printer, close all the pending works of the printer and shut down the printer properly. This can be done by opening the printer folder from print server from the start menu. In some cases the problem may occur due to the incompatible printer driver. In those situations find a compatible printer driver for your system.
Different methods to resolve data errors in printers are explained below:
- Reset Printers
- Correct configuration settings
- Other tips
One of the common methods to avoid the data errors in printers is by resetting the printer frequently. Most of the printer comes with a reset button which is present either at the front or at the back panel of the printer. By pressing and holding down this reset button for about 30 seconds, you can reset the printer. Repeat the process one or more times. After resetting, restart the printer.
Correct configuration settings
Most of the problem associated with printer occurs due to incorrect configuration settings. One of the best practices to avoid the issues such as data error is to make sure that the configurations made are correct. This can be done by checking the settings with printer manual. Click on the Start menu and select Control Panel . Then click on Printer and Faxes”™ option. Now choose Server Properties from the File menu. This will open a window with the configuration details. Compare the configuration settings you have made with the original printer manual and change it accordingly.
We can avoid most of the data errors associated with printers by keeping the printer driver update. So update the printer driver with the latest and compatible version. This will improve the performance of the printer and even make it less prone to issues. In addition to that, make sure that all the add-on components installed for the printer are working properly. RAM modules, MIO cards are the common add-on components for the printers.
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