iYogi reviews the topmost consumer complaints with regards to printer installation
Printers are complex devices and can require major troubleshooting, if they start playing up. Different printers may have different problems during the installation process. The source of the trouble usually lies with the printer hardware or software. Some of the common printer installation issues include issues with the cable connection, incorrect or outdated drivers, malware, which might have infected the printer, problems with the hardware and improper port configuration. Any of these issues can lead to your printer breaking down or going on the blink. iYogi keeps track of some of the most common consumer complaints related to printers so that users know where to look in case their printer breaks down. For this express purpose, iYogi has brought out the top 5 consumer complaints in relation to printers.
Perhaps the most common problem while installing a printer is related to connectivity. Make sure you use proper cables when setting up a printer. To make it easier to detect problems, the printer needs to be connected to a computer. The cable connected to a printer consists of a 36-pin centronics connector at one end that is connected to the printer and a 25-pin-D-type connector at the other end. This end is attached to a parallel port and is known as LPT, or printer port. A faulty cable will make printing difficult or nearly impossible.
If you use incorrect or outdated drivers, there’s a high chance that your printer might malfunction. Each printer comes with its own driver which must be installed before you put the printer to good use. Using faulty drivers might lead to “Access Denied” errors. Also, ensure you use the correct RAM settings. At times, malware issues can play havoc with your printer. It might stop the installation or slow down the process.
The printer might also suffer if the parallel port settings have been incorrectly configured. Do make sure your printer is compatible with its hardware to ensure optimum functioning. These few steps will ensure you have a trouble free printer installation! Read more...