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Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.
Do a hard reset on your printer. To do this you just need to turn off your printer, unplug for a few minutes and then plug the printer again. If that still doesn`t work, try turning the printer and your computer off, and then start it back up again. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling your printer driver.
Open the start menu and select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > and choose the Services icon. Locate the Print Spooler service and right-click. Then select the option to “Stop” the service.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.
RESET THE PRINTER

Switch the printer on and unplug the cable completely, both the USB connection on the device and the plug to the power socket. Wait for at least a minute. c. Reconnect the cable and plug it to the power source.

Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
Ghost printers are printers that continue to appear in Windows although they have not been used or installed on your system in a long time, which may have been years.
Ghost prints happen when the drum or fuser unit within your printer become faulty. Because a fault with this element won`t heat the particles of the toner to a high enough temperature, the marks being made on the paper are much lighter in colour and appear more faded than typical documents.
In the Control Panel window, go to Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Select any available printer and click on Print server properties. Open the Drivers tab in the Print Server Properties dialog. Under Installed printer drivers, select the printer driver to uninstall and click Remove.
HP Smart app (Android, iOS): Open the app, tap your printer, and then tap Printer Information or Network Information to find the IP address. Most printers with a touchscreen display or menu: Open the Wireless Summary or Network Settings menu to find the IP address.
If you`re using Windows 10, click or tap the “+ Add a printer or scanner” button. No matter if you`re using Windows 11 or Windows 10, the operating system begins “searching for printers and scanners,” and if it manages to find your local printer or scanner, it will try to install its drivers automatically.
The reset key is a single use key and once used cannot be used again. All EPSON printers have inbuilt counters that count up the number of pages a printer produces, the number of head cleans executed and various other attributes. Once a critical level is reached the printer will enter its service mode.
Click the Start menu. Click [Devices and Printers]. If [Devices and Printers] is not displayed, click [Control Panel] – [View devices and printers].
Most printers will stop working when they`re out of paper, ink or toner, or if the unit detects an issue with the ink or toner cartridge. When this occurs, you might receive an error message or notice blinking green or amber lights on your printer.
An attacker controling a domain user/computer can, with a specific RPC call, trigger the spooler service of a target running it and make it authenticate to a target of the attacker`s choosing. This flaw is a “won`t fix” and enabled by default on all Windows environments (more info on the finding).
A “null printer” is a fake printer that can be used to avoid printing unneeded tickets. This is useful if you need to use the Autocompostage – Auto-check – Auto-control interface, because it needs a ticket.
Silent printing, that is, when you click Print, the option window and printer setting window will not pop up, and you can print directly. No client printing,Local printing,Server-side printingSupport silent printing.
Bleed refers to an extra 1/8” (. 125 in) of image or background color that extends beyond the trim area of your printing piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is then cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper.
The Print Spooler is software built into the Windows operating system that temporarily stores print jobs in the computer`s memory until the printer is ready to print them. In some circumstances you may need to stop and/or restart the service.
This can happen for a variety of reasons, from a sudden power outage, low ink, no paper, a paper jam to interference by third-party firewall software.
A component found in electrostatic printers, laser printers, and xerographic printers and photocopiers. The fuser unit is used to permanently bond toner to a substrate by applying heat and pressure. A fuser unit is made up of two rollers; one to apply heat and one to apply pressure.
The list of printer ports can be found at: Start > Settings (gear icon) > Devices > Printers & Scanners > Print Server Properties > Port tab.
Almost all printer`s can print out a network configuration page, which shows the printer`s IP address. Check your printer`s manual for specific instructions, but generally, you can do this via your printer`s settings, or by long-pressing a certain button.

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newly installed printer…can scan but cant be set as a default printer???
ANSWER : ITS AN EPSON L210…

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Difference Between Laser Printer and InkJet Printer
ANSWER : Laser uses toner which is a powder that gets melted onto the page. Inkjet uses ink that gets squirted onto the page.

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PRINTER MX 320 CANON ALL IN ONE PRINTER
ANSWER : Probably a worn feed roller. You can try cleaning it with a damp rag as it might just be covered with paper dust.

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my printer does not respond even if I send copies.
ANSWER : You posted 6 times. I would think that in 6 tries, you would post something, anything that would help in trouble shooting your problem.

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printer not working
ANSWER : Not knowing which printer model (out of over1200) it’s hard to say how to clean the print head. Without the make and model number there is no way we can offer any sound advice.

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HP Laserjet printer page counter backward move
ANSWER : On all HP laserjet printers if you power them off the page count will decrease back to the nearest 10. For example, if the page reading is 123,799 and you power it off, the page count will go back to 123,790.

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epson printer problems
ANSWER : My Printer Has A Internal Erro

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All panel lights blinking, printer doesnt respond
ANSWER : This is very easy process, you must change a new one

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