You may face various printer problems, especially when it is new. And sometimes it may also happen that a printer might work for many years with no problems, but all of a sudden it may stop working. Generally printers of all sizes and models face the same issues. In all such cases you need to troubleshoot your printer by following guidelines from printer manufacturer’s troubleshooting guide.
- Driver Conflict
- Cable Problems
- Paper Jam
- Printer Smears Ink
If your printer is not able to recognize the PC, then you have to check the software that came with it, and then install the drivers that came with it. If you are not able to find the CD, then you can easily download print drivers from printer manufacturer’s website.
Cables are one of the most common issues with the printer. Get the right cables for your printer and always check the connection to the power source. Your cable should be of optimum size. It should be long enough to reach from the printer to your PC. At the same time it should not be too long as it may hamper the communication between the PC and the printer.
Paper jams are usually obvious, but sometimes you may face a situation when there is no indication that the paper has jammed up the printer. In that case, open it up and visually inspect it to take out the jammed paper.
This problem arises when the heads of the printer are dirty. In that case you have to take out the printer cartridges,and using a Q-tip, you have to clean off the grime by gently rubbing the alcohol on the print head.
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