Troubleshooting Printer Errors
Do you want to know about common ways of troubleshooting printer errors?
Printers are generally reliable and among the most long lasting devices. For some reason, these printers fail at the time when you need them the most. Unfortunately, not all of us have access to tech support every time a printer malfunctions. In reality, most of the printer errors can be resolved by anyone who has standard knowledge of how a printer works. But, it is always recommended to take the help of a tech professional if the problem is major.
Here are the three most common troubleshooting tips you should know to resolve printer errors:
- Fixing Paper Jams
- Dealing with Ink Cartridges
- Finding and Installing the Correct Printer Driver
Fixing Paper Jams
As said, majority of printer troubleshooting tips involve simple tasks that almost anyone can perform. Paper jams are often caused by using the wrong paper type or broken printer rollers. To prevent wear and tear on the rollers, clean the printer regularly. If a piece of paper or several sheets are stuck in the printer, slowly pull out the pieces from the printer. While pulling out the paper, make sure that you apply steady force on the paper. However, if the paper is not coming out, stop pulling immediately to prevent more damage to the printer. This is the time where the printer should be opened and dismantled to remove the papers that has stuck inside the printer.
Dealing with Ink Cartridges
Another integral part of printers are the ink cartridges. You can face issues while replacing old cartridges with new ones. Printers are now equipped with a way to identify if the printer is running low on ink and if there are any other issues with the ink cartridge. If the printer software warns you that it is running low on ink, purchase a replacement as soon as possible. While buying the ink, make sure that cartridge is compatible to your printer. Check the instruction manual for a list of compatible ink cartridges for your printer.
Finding and Installing the Correct Printer Driver
This is another standard way of troubleshooting printer errors. The reason why there is no communication between the computer and the printer is the fact that a wrong printer driver is installed in the computer. If the device driver is missing, then you can easily download it from the website of printer manufacturer.
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