Ways to Solve Computer Printer Problems
A printer is a peripheral device which produces text or graphics of documents stored in electronic form, usually on a physical print media such as paper or transparencies. A printer is primarily used as a local peripheral and is attached by a printer cable or a USB cable to a computer which serves as a document source. Printers with built-in network interfaces are called network printers, typically wireless or Ethernet based and can serve as a hard copy device for any user connected to the network. Printers are designed to support both local and network connected users at the same time. A few advanced printers can directly interface with electronic media such as memory cards or to devices such as digital cameras and scanners.
- Print spooler issues
- Printer not responding
- Paper jam issues
Print spooler issues
You may encounter a print spooler issue with your printer which may be due to very high CPU use. The documents to print in the queue do not print or get deleted, it locks up, sudden slow system performance and results in disk space errors. This results in the printing process failing. You can fix this problem by downloading the print spooler repair tool called ‘PC Health Advisor’. You will need to save this software file on your system and run it to fix print spooler issues.
Printer not responding
A printer may not respond if your computer runs many applications or programs and a lot of your computer’s memory is used or if system performance and memory may be affected by malware threats. To fix this issue, try closing unwanted applications and to fix malware threats you will need to update your antivirus software and run a deep system scan.
You may face a paper jam error in your printer and in most situations you will need to locate the paper and pull it out in the same direction it moves in within the machine. Sometimes you might not be able to find the paper has got jammed. In such case, the problem might lie with the rollers in the printer. Sometimes the roller may have become loose and needs to be tightened. If that does not fix the issue or if the roller has become completely loose, you need to have the printer fixed by a professional.
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