Learn How to Troubleshoot Common Printer Issues?

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How to Troubleshoot Common Printer Issues

Printers are assembled with complex set of hardware and software configurations that sometimes create problem while in use. But there are so technical problems related with printers that can be fixed to reinstate this device again in original state. Below find few printer troubleshooting tips to fix various common errors.

If Printer Not Able to Print

When a printer is not able to print a document, you need to find out the actual problem causing such error. First start with checking the connection error, examine the driver settings, default printer settings and wireless connection setup. If anything not as per the recommended settings you can get help of printer service.


Printer Running at Slow Speed

All printers not have same speed, laser printer run comparatively faster than inkjet printers. But if your printer is running at slower than usual speed, check spooler and other settings that can affect its speed. Printers has automatic duplexer that allows both sides printing and if your printer set at dual side printing mode it will run slow.

Printer Facing Paper Jam Issue

This is one of the most common issues, that also waste paper sheet every time it stuck while printing a document. Basically, when a paper jam occurs, a warning message comes or flash light becomes red or orange with the beep sound to indicate users. You can easily remove paper by opening printer cover and make sure paper in tray kept in aligned manner. If you still face issue call a technician to reinstall printer setup.

Printer Running out of Ink

Many times when ink cartridge dried-up there is no more enough ink left in the cartridge, then you will get out of ink error message. If you use third-party ink instated of original branded manufacturer, you can face ink related various problems. Low quality inks dried up easily and clogged nozzles creates a problem while printing. Clean the printer head with soft cotton and never use cheaper quality ink to avoid such issues.