Printer Jam Errors
Features and use of printers and common issues faced while printing
Printers are the main usable device in a business enterprise as well as in home. Different types of printers can be used. You can use the appropriate printer that meets your requirements in business as well as in home. All in one printer can be used to meet all the paper works in your work place. Network printers can be connected to your home or office network which helps in connecting the printer to all the workstations present. Different printers have different features and technologies. You can choose the printer with maximum paper handling capacity which helps you in printing large number of documents in less amount of time. You can also use the extra input trays for increasing the performance of the printer you are using. Printers with better connectivity options can be used to connect peripheral devices and take prints without the use of a computer. The most common issue which arises while using the printer is paper jam. This may be caused due to many errors. All these can be resolved manually by performing some troubleshooting steps.
Following are the common causes and tips to resolve the paper jam errors while using a printer:
- Accumulation of dust
- Printing head and drum
- Cartridge error
Accumulation of dust
The main cause of printer jam is the accumulation of dust in the printer head and other components. This dust causes the paper to get jammed while printing. The only remedy to prevent and resolve this issue is to clean the printer at regular intervals of time. In a busy office, printer is used continuously which also causes normal wear and tear which causes paper jam. Placing the printer in correct place where it is not affected by dust will prevent this issue up to a far extent.
Printing head and drum
Printer head and drum is the main parts which took part in the printing process. The continuous usage may cause some defect in the mechanism which causes printing errors. The printing drum and head may contain piece of paper when get stuck with the rollers can also cause printing error. This can be resolved by opening the top cover of the printer and removing the paper manually.
Paper jam can also be caused due to some error in the cartridge used in the printer. This issue occurs when you are using refilled cartridges from unauthorized dealers. For refilling, some dealers remove upper part of the cartridge which houses the sensor elements. This might get damaged while refilling. When you are using this cartridge to print the documents paper may get jammed. You should refill or buy cartridge only from an authorized dealer.
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