How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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Check Cables and Printer USB Ports
Check all cable connections (including the power cord) on the printer side. If the printer does have power and you`ve properly connected the communication cable, but the printer is still not recognized, try switching to a different USB port on the PC.
Check that the printer has its wireless connection switched on. Ensure your iOS device is not in AirPlane mode. Ensure all devices are on the same network. Check that both the iPhone/iPad and printer are running the latest software.
If your printer`s status displays “Printer in error state,” there may be a problem with the printer itself. Make sure the printer is turned on and connected to your PC by Wi-Fi or cable. Check it for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn`t open and the paper isn`t jammed.
Some of the most common printer problems that most of us have experienced include paper jamming, slow printing, uneven printing, and wrong colour output. If you use your printer frequently, we know how annoying it can be to have persisting problems with the printer.
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.
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.
Usually a quick paper setting adjustment will clear up a ghosting issue right away. Run a cleaning – Most printers have a cleaning function built into the machine. Run this a couple of times to attempt to clear up the printing issue. Inspect the drum – Sometimes excess toner powder can stick to the drum.
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.
Remove any devices connected between the printer and computer (IE:USB Hub). Reseat the USB cable connecting the printer and computer by unplugging both ends, and plugging them back in. Check for a “Found New Hardware” Windows pop up installer.
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.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
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Printer won't print
Wow, you’re just a wealth of information. Take it in for service or buy a new one.
Printer will not print
Remove the ink cartridge and close printer back up…you should get a message that cartridge is missing. Reinstall cartridge and see if it corrects the trouble. If it does not you may need to reinstall the printer.
when printing front and back, the front will print well but the back will fade
It happens because second side voltage is much higher and the board breaks. Are you getting this issue in auto duplex only, or same error you are getting when you print second side manually?
Printer not printing
Try removing the inks, turn the printer upside down and shake it and see what falls out.
Printer is printing everything in green
My printer is an Epson Stylus SX535WD
HP Officejet 860 printer printing blank pages
First check the exact ink levels, replace if any one are low or empty.
Difference Between Laser Printer and InkJet Printer
Laser uses toner which is a powder that gets melted onto the page. Inkjet uses ink that gets squirted onto the page.
PRINTER MX 320 CANON ALL IN ONE PRINTER
Probably a worn feed roller. You can try cleaning it with a damp rag as it might just be covered with paper dust.