Connect a Printer To Laptop
What are the ways to connect a printer to the laptop?
Printer is a device that produces a hard copy of a document which is stored in electronic form on print media like paper. Different types of printers are available. They vary in the printing technologies. A printer becomes very indispensable in an Office environment. Some of the documents in the computer might demand hard copies. If the printer application and driver have been installed, but the printer and it spooler services are not in active or idle that might also cause the offline mode of printer. All printers have their power saving mode. This is the role of offline mode. That means the display would be off but power is still on. It would wake up automatically when job is there and no need to turn on. But sometimes there might be issues, you have to turn it on. You need to connect the USB cables one end with the printer and the other end with the laptop. You need to install the printer driver for the proper functioning of the printer. You need click on the printer icon that could be selected from the Control Panel to configure the printer settings.
The following are common issues that might happen with the printer:
- Issue with Spooler
- ‘Printer not recognized’
- ‘Printer not responding’ issue
Issue with Spooler
Sometimes your printer prints empty or blank pages due to the problem of your printer spooler. Spooler is a software program which is required for managing the printing jobs. It helps in sending the print request to the system or the print server. Malfunctioned printer driver, registry errors in the computer are some reasons for spooler problem with your printer. You can fix the issue by installing the necessary printer drivers and fixing the registry errors in your computer.
‘Printer not recognized’
You might be unable to access your printer or to work with it. You might face ’printer not recognized’ error in your computer even if you have connected your printer. The issue is mainly caused due to no printer drivers are installed or incompatible printer driver installed in your computer. To fix this issue, you need to install necessary printer drivers, make sure that you install OS and printer compatible drivers.
The malware might be running in your computer and are creating conflicts with your printer software or printer drivers, making you unable to access the printer. The malware may corrupt or delete your printer drivers. This might cause printer not responding errors in your computer. This may be caused due to the presence of malware in your computer. To fix this issue, you will need to update your antivirus program and perform a deep system cleanup.
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