Solving Sleep Mode Issues in Printers
Get to know more about resolving issues with sleep mode while using printers
Printers are devices that are used to convert digital data from computers onto user recognizable texts and graphics printed on different types of papers. There are many types of printers that use different technologies to print data onto the fed media and these range from normal inkjet printers to complex color laser printers that are used for precise high speed printing jobs. Many of the modern day printers have power saving features and functions that allow users to conserve considerable amount of electric power while the device is idling or performing any operation. The sleep mode is one such feature that allows the printer to sleep or temporarily suspend all activities and stay idle by consuming minimum possible power. Although this is a highly appreciated feature, some users might experience issues while using printer with sleep mode. Automatically switching to sleep mode, unable to wake up and perform operation from sleep mode, becoming non responsive after entering sleep mode, etc. are some of issues that commonly happen with printers having sleep mode.
Discussed below are some points that will help users to fix issues that can occur while using a printer in sleep mode:
- Verify Settings
- Reinstall Drivers and Reconnect
- Fix System Issues
Improper printer and connection settings are most common reasons that causes sleep mode issues in printers connected with a computer. The users are therefore advised to verify the connection port and printer settings in your computer and on the printer and reconfigure them as per proper set-up instructions given in the printer manual. Doing so will help fix settings related issues with the printers and if not the users can also try turning off the sleep mode in printer so as to prevent it from automatically entering sleep mode.
Reinstall Drivers and Reconnect
The issues and errors with the sleep mode and other functional features of the printer might due to driver errors and hence should be solved as soon as possible to minimize complications. The users in these cases are advised to disconnect the printer from the system and reinstall the drivers with their latest available versions. Installing the latest printer driver and reconnecting the printer after a system restart will help solve driver related issues with sleep mode of the attached printer.
Various criticalities in the operating system of a computer can also contribute to errors and issues with the smooth working of printers. So, all users are advised to perform a threat and system file integrity scan in the computer using suitable applications and utilities. This should be done, as doing so will help remove all problem causing threats and file errors from the system which thereby restores the functionality of attached devices like printers.
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