Printer Problems and Solutions

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by StoneWill, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. StoneWill

    StoneWill MDL Novice

    Aug 10, 2012
    Since a printer is a hardware equipment, it is possible that some problems can occur after using it for a while. In such a case, you need to follow some troubleshooting steps and try to resolve the issue. You may call a printer technician later, if the problem is not solved. Though, there are some basic troubleshooting steps that can save you a trip to the technician and in the process some money too. Most printers manufactured today have a light which stays on when the device functions properly, but blinks or changes color in case any problem in found. For a problem-free printing, you need to clean the printer heads and cartridges periodically and check for updated drivers when possible.

    Common Printer Problems and Solutions

    No Power to Printer
    If you cannot see the power light on, even if you have switched on the printer, you need to check the connections. Generally, there are two cords that run from the printer, one to the computer and the other to the power source. Remove and reconnect all ends of the cords, and then try to switch on the printer. If this does not resolve the problem, you might need to take help from the company's service engineer.

    Printer Takes in all Papers
    There can be times when you give a print command and the device takes in a chunk of papers for processing. This problem is occurs when the papers in the tray stick to each other. To solve this issue, you need to separate the papers by fanning the paper edges before putting them in. Another way to prevent this problem is to keep the paper pack in a cool, dry place.

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