Printer Issues - Troubleshooting Your HP Printer Problems
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  • 14th Feb, 2018

Printer Issues - Troubleshooting Your HP Printer Problems

Printers have become a useful device nowadays, despite being highly reliable in the most challenging and rough & tough conditions, HP printers may still create problems and do not function properly. Sometimes the problem may occur when you need it most. Check out some common issues below and see the self- help guide to resolve the issues on your own.

  • 1 Printer is offline
  • 2 Printer will not print
  • 3 Paper jams
  • 4 Missing/corrupted drivers
  • 5 Faded printing text

You can follow these steps to resolve your issues:

Offline Printer: Switch off the computer and the printer after that disconnect their power cords from the outlet. Also, unplug the printer from the computer. Afterwards, plug back the power link over into the PC and power it on. Additionally, interface the printer back to the power link however don't turn it on. Connect the printer back to the PC and after that control it on. The PC will distinguish the printer and it will be ready to utilize.

If in case, this will not work go to the ‘Start’ menu> go to 'Control Panel'> select 'Printer & faxes'. From the options list, right click on printer that you have and then click on 'Use Printer Online'. This will sort out your problem.

If this also fails, then unplug the USB that connects the printer to the computer, go to the 'Start' menu> and go to 'Run'. When the window comes up, type ‘service.msc’ (without quotes) in the box and click on “ok’. It will raise the rundown of various programs, scroll down to find 'Print Spooler', right click on it starting from the drop rundown and snap on 'Restart'. This will positively resolve the issue.

When the printer doesn’t work:

Check the paper tray that it is not out of paper. Check if in case, you have made recent changes to your printer settings. On the off chance that you did, at that point reestablish the settings to determine the issue. Make sure that your recently installed firewall or anti-virus program not interfering with the printer. If it is a wireless printer, check your connection settings. If they are alright at that point check that you have appointed a static IP address to your printer. And if that there is no static IP, address, at that point allot one as your printer may search for new IP address each time you turn it on.

Missing/ruined drivers- If you recently updated Windows forms, for example, XP/Vista/7, you unquestionably need another printer driver for your printer to work. Drivers are applications that set up correspondence among Windows and the equipment (any equipment viz. printer, modem, switch and so forth.). If the driver is flawed or adulterated, at that point replace it by downloading and installing another, perfect one. Likewise, routinely update drivers for the smooth working of printers. You can download and upgrade drivers from your maker's site or just run Windows Update to check if new updates are accessible to download.

Paper jams- A typical issue with all the printers, paper jams happens often because of a few reasons, for example, dirt inside the printer harmed paper roller or the wrong sort of paper is utilized and so forth. Clean the printer with a soft, dry fabric and if conceivable keep it in dirt free. Always try the correct kind of paper and any issue happening due to this reason would be settled.

Replacing the damaged roller can be a lengthy one, varies according to the HP printer model. If you think that you can't do it by yourself, take help of a professional. Also, pull out the paper in whichever heading the paper way is. Never pull the paper the other way as it might harm your HP printer.

Blurred printing text- The printing content can show up excessively blurred if the toner cartridge is nearing to finish, the EconoMode feature is on, or the print density is determined to low mode. On the off chance that initially is the situation, remove the toner cartridge and shake it well so the toner is equally redistributed. This will reestablish the best possible printing incidentally until the cartridge is replaced.

Follow the steps disable EconoMode :

  • Go to 'Control Panel'> select 'Printer & faxes'> right click on the HP printer icon and click on 'Properties' from the list.
  • Click on the 'Printing Preferences' button and then click on the 'Finishing' button.
  • Search through the window for print quality settings, and remove the checkmark from the 'EconoMode' box to deactivate the feature.
  • Click on 'Apply' and then click on 'OK' to close the window.
  • To change print density settings, go to the same tab 'Printing Preferences' under 'Properties' in the 'Printer & faxes'.
  • Click on the 'DETAILS' button on the bottom right-hand side and select from the density settings from 1-5.

Additional Tips:

Keep your printer spotless and dirt free. If the paper stock seems to be soggy or in the case that you are imprinting in a moist situation, at that point fan the paper stock altogether with the goal that the paper jams issue does not emerge. Try not to open the toner cartridge until it is ready to be used. Protect it from any harm and don't open it to light for over a couple of minutes.

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