Reasons for a Wireless Printer Being Unable to Respond
Why is a wireless printer unable to respond? How can this problem be solved?
Many printers are connected with a local cable to the computer. But in the case of the latest printers, a USB cable will act as the document source to the printer. For the operation of the printer device, it is necessary to install a proper driver. The role of a printer is to produce hard copies of documents. The print spooler sends the printing requests to the computer printer or to the print server. A printer driver is a software program that transforms the data to be printed to the form specific to a printer. The print jobs are performed in a first in first out manner. The ‘printer not responding’ error message will occur due to several reasons. If printer drivers are attached to the wrong port it may cause an error message.
Here are the methods to fix a non-responsive wireless printer:
- Configure the driver properly
- Check the cables and power cord
- Install printer software properly
Configure the driver properly
Due to the use of incompatible drivers, a printer may not respond. Drivers are available from the manufacturer, if they are not preinstalled on your system, you can download them from websites and only use genuine websites for downloading purposes. An outdated printer driver may not check the device and this results error messages. Updating the driver can resolve this problem.
Check the cables and power cord
A printer not responding error message will occur due to a loose connection or damage to the power cord. You need to ensure that there is no damage to the cables and you need to check if they are broken. Also, check the quality of the cables and properly connect the printer to the system.
Install printer software properly
If you have not installed the software properly, you may get an error message stating the the device is not installed properly on the system. So ensure that you have installed printer software properly and correctly. A USB drive helps to detect the devices that are connected to the system.
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