Printer Not Responding
Causes of printer not responding error message and ways to fix it
Printer installation is an easy and fast procedure. It will be done with the help of installation disk with the printer. Sometimes printer installation may invoke errors or unsuccessful. This may occur first time you buy a printer or it may occur when you update the system to new OS. A simple step to fix the issue is to use System Restore. There may be error-showing Printer not responding. For this, you have to reinstall the printer drivers. You can do basic troubleshooting methods like restarting the system and printer or reinstall the drivers using the driver CD. Other thing you can do is to update the driver from the latest drivers in the website. You just have to get the latest driver that matches your printer. You can alternatively update the driver using printer software available during purchase. Driver software update will automatically detect, download, and install the drivers for your printer. This is a quick and easy step.
Following details discuss about ways to resolve printer not responding error:
- Preliminary Steps
- USB Device
- Reinstalling the Printer Driver
You have to connect the printer to the USB port and power on the printer and the system. Next, you have to check whether a green icon light is at lower corner of desktop showing the printer identification. Observe and you cannot see a icon then you can conclude that printer is not detected. Another reason is that USB driver may be outdated.
USB driver is used to detect hardware devices connected to the system. Sometimes USB driver can be outdated or damaged during periodic use. The consequence of this is that the hardware devices connected to the system will not be get detected. In the taskbar, there will be no indication of devices connected to the computer. The solution to this fix is to reinstall USB drivers.
Reinstalling the Printer Driver
You have to uninstall the printer driver first. Switch off the printer and open the printers folder. Right click on the printer driver and select Remove. Remove all drivers in the Server Property. Now for the installation of printer driver first insert the printer CD/DVD-ROM and wait for the automatic installation. Navigate through the steps and select the type of printer you are using. Complete the installation process.
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