What are the problems that may arise while setting up a printer?
When you get a new printer, you need to connect it with your operating system in order to use it. You need to follow your printer's instruction manual to assemble your printer and connect it to your computer. You have to install the software, i.e. your printer's CD-ROM or floppy disk for its functioning.
You may face certain problems while setting up your printer. Some of them are discussed below:
- Unpacking your Printer
- Connecting the Cable
- Installing the Printer Driver
Unpacking your Printer
Sometimes it may happen that you may not be able to remove the packaging or installing the cartridges. In that case you need to refer to printer's instruction manual to find the solutions for removing any packaging material and installing the ink or toner cartridge. After referring to the manual you will be able to get the basics done for your printer to work.
Connecting the Cable
When it comes to printer problems, cables are one of the most common issues. Get the right cables for the printer and always check that your printer is connected to the power source. You need to make sure that your cable is long enough to reach from the printer to your PC. At the same time they should not be too long because they may cause communication problems between the PC and the printer.
Installing the Printer Driver
If you have plugged in your printer, but it is not able to recognize the PC, then you have to check the software that came with the printer and then install the drivers that came with it. If by any means you do not have the CD, then all you have to do is to download print drivers from printer manufacturer’s website.
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