A few days ago I heard someone saying  – ” Don’t let your printer know you are in hurry, Otherwise it will smell the risk “, Just a true statement as we all know printer stuck in errors or paper jams or even a quality trouble in printing can ruin your office presentation or school project in minutes. For our readers we have this printer repair guide today, Techyuga is Kolkata’s best printer repair & service center, explore more by reading this :-

Printer Repair

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1. My printer won’t print.

printer problems

It is one of the most unfortunate situations when there is no clear indication of what really gone wrong but your printer is just unable to print, Check the connectivity of printer first. Look at the connection via USB or Ethernet cable or—if a wireless model—that the Wi-Fi is enabled and that you’re connected to the right network. The printer driver and software needs to be installed on the computer you want to print from. It’s possible that the driver has become corrupted; it should be reinstalled; check the manufacturer’s download page for the latest version. If it still doesn’t work, check out the troubleshooting section in the printer’s User Manual, and if need be, contact tech support. Sometimes printer shows itself offline  though it is connected for that read this Printer Offline Error blog HERE

 

2. My printer claims it’s running out of ink, but I still can print. Should I?

 

Printer ran out of ink
You needn’t rush to replace cartridges if you get a low-ink warning. Nearly all recent printers have got a feature of ink tank level indicator and this will let you know much before the ink tank goes empty. But the accuracy of this level may be a matter of doubt for you. Sometimes you’ll get low-ink warnings well before the ink level is critically low.

The only way to determine if this is the case is by continuing to print beyond the warning and seeing how long it takes until output quality starts to degrade or the printer shuts down, forcing you to replace one or more cartridges. Then you’ll know if the warnings are legit or premature, and have a better idea of how long to wait until you really need to replace that ink. If you’re starting a large and important print job, though, you may want to err on the side of caution and change the relevant ink tank(s) anyway.

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3. I can’t print from my mobile device to my printer.

 

Cant print from the mobile device
Even if your printer is old or a non-Wi-Fi model, you probably can print from a phone or tablet to it. Exactly what you’ll be able to print depends on your particular situation.

Most new Wi-Fi printers support AirPrint, which lets users of iOS devices print to them (provided that both the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and printer are on the same Wi-Fi network). Nearly all major printer makers have released apps so that iPhone, iPad, Android, and in some cases Windows Phone and BlackBerry users can print from their devices to that manufacturer’s recent models, and some third-party apps let you print to a wider range of printers. Many manufacturers’ and third-party apps offer a wider choice of print options than AirPrint, and many can initiate scans as well.

You can print to a non- Wi-Fi printer, as long as your network has a wireless access point, by using one of the programs that require you to install a utility on a networked computer. Printopia requires a Mac, while Presto! (formerly Fingerprint 2) works either with Macs or Windows machines. Cloud printing services such as Cortado ThinPrint Cloud Printer and Google Cloud Printer work across platforms and device types and with non-WiFi printers as well. These solutions tend to be limited to printing from a select set of apps.

Some new wireless printers support printing via Wi-Fi Direct, a protocol that lets two compatible devices make a direct wireless connection without needing a wireless access point. Although many recent Android devices support Wi-Fi Direct, iPhones do not.

Some HP and Kodak printers support printing via email. In either case, your printer gets assigned an email address, and you can email attached documents to it, and the printer will automatically print them out. Unlike the other methods here, this doesn’t require a WiFi link, only an Internet connection.

 

4. Wi-Fi printing takes too long.

 

printer takes very long to print
Placing your printer very close to your router should increase throughput and reduce printing time, but there are other ways to improve Wi-Fi performance while retaining the flexibility of printer placement that wireless printing promises. Be sure your router is adequate—it should support 802.11n and offer the 5GHz band as well as 2.4 GHz—and that its firmware is up to date. You could add a wireless extender or a repeater to increase performance if need be.

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5. My printer’s too slow.

 

Wifi printer is slow
The speed of your printer depends on the brand, some prints fast and others go slow but ya, there are ways you can fasten up the printing.

What to do :

1. For the times when it’s not for office use, I mean when you don’t need high-quality output, print in draft mode (or whatever the lowest-quality setting is).

2. Avoid duplex (two-sided) printing, as the printer has to flip the document over to print on both sides, which can significantly slow it down.If you can choose between printer drivers, print from a host-based or PCL driver; although PostScript drivers can print photos at higher quality, it may come at the expense of speed.

3. If you can choose between printer drivers, print from a host-based or PCL driver; although PostScript drivers can print photos at higher quality, it may come at the expense of speed.

 

6. Printing Cost Increasing :
There are ways you can make printing from cartridges in a little cheaper manner –

1. It’s about self-analysis before you set the button. Think how many pages are needed to be printed (And do you even need a paper copy?) Only print those pages that you really need. And unless you need presentation-quality output, print in draft mode, which uses less ink. If your printer supports duplex (two-sided) printing, using it will save a lot of paper. Just remember to switch back to simplex printing and quality mode when you need it.

2. For many printers, you have a choice between lower-capacity and high-capacity ink (or toner) cartridges. The higher capacity cartridges cost more up front but they have higher yields (can print more pages), and lower cost per printed page.

3. If you’re buying a new printer, be sure to factor in its running costs. Generally, the more you pay up front for a printer, the lower its running costs will be, so investing in a higher-end printer may save you money in the long run. (but be sure to crunch the numbers first).

4. Another silly cost-cutting method is using third-party inks. These may cost considerably less than the manufacturer’s branded ink, but they can vary widely in quality. The most common complaints about third-party inks are degraded print quality and clogged nozzles.

 

7. Printed Texts Looking Lousy :

 

printer prints louzy
Depending on your purpose of printing, inkjets generally offer text suitable for home, school, or casual business us. Printers can offer various text types, It is necessary to choose the right text quality for professional documents.

What to do :

1. Make sure your print settings are correct. If you’re in draft mode, switch to higher quality mode (though it will slow down your printing). Be sure that the paper type listed on screen matches what you’re printing on.

2. With laser printers, it may mean that the toner has settled; remove the cartridge(s) and shake several times from side to side. Often, a cartridge will respond to this, though eventually it will run out of toner and have to be replaced. For inkjets, you can try a nozzle cleaning and print head alignment, which you can launch from the printer’s maintenance menu. If that doesn’t help, you can try replacing cartridges as well (though you’d probably get a warning if they were low).

3. Often, a cartridge will respond to this, though eventually it will run out of toner and have to be replaced. For inkjets, you can try a nozzle cleaning and print head alignment, which you can launch from the printer’s maintenance menu. If that doesn’t help, you can try replacing cartridges as well (though you’d probably get a warning if they were low).

4. For inkjets, you can try a nozzle cleaning and print head alignment, which you can launch from the printer’s maintenance menu.

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8. Printed Photo Quality Not Good :
Sometimes the printed photo quality may disappoint you , Check the paper quality first. Generally, your printer manufacturer’s branded photo paper will be better than third-party papers, and they may recommend a particular paper for your printer.

What to do :

1. In your software settings, do not forget to select the paper (or paper type), and that it’s set for photo printing. If there’s a high-quality photo setting, try that. It’s better to run through a nozzle cleaning and print head alignment.

2. If you’re running low on one color of ink, you may see discoloration in your prints—it’s time to change the ink tank in question. Also, particulates in the ink will eventually settle and can cause clogging, so you’ll want to replace old tanks, even if they’re partly or mostly full of ink.

3.Also, particulates in the ink will eventually settle and can cause clogging, so you’ll want to replace old tanks, even if they’re partly or mostly full of ink.

 

9. Frequent Paper Jams :

 

Printer gets paper jams

Fortunately, paper jams are far less common than even a decade ago, but they still can happen. By far the most common cause of paper jams is paper misalignment.

What to Do :

1. Be sure to square off the stack of paper before inserting it in the tray, be sure that the guides are flush with the paper.

2. Avoid over-filling the tray. If this doesn’t solve the problem, check the troubleshooting section of the printer’s user manual, and if need be, contact the manufacturer’s tech support.

3. Be sure that the guides are flush with the papers, and avoid over-filling the tray. If this doesn’t solve the problem, check the troubleshooting section of the printer’s user manual, and if need be, contact the manufacturer’s tech support.

 

10. My MFP won’t scan anymore.
If your multifunction printer’s (MFP) scanner stops working, it may be that the scanner software has become corrupted; try reinstalling the printer’s software package. If that doesn’t work, it’s best to check the user guide and, if need be, the manufacturer’s support page. It’s not too unusual for the scanner in a lower-end MFP to fail, and the whole unit may have to be replaced.

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Printer self-tests

Printer Tests

 

Most printers have a way of printing a test page. A printer test page allows you to determine if the printer is working. The printer self test is usually accomplished by holding down a series of keys. If you are not sure if your printer has this feature or how to perform it, refer to the printer manual or visit the printer manufacturer’s website. To check if you really need a printer repair follow these steps.
You can also perform a software self-test to determine if the computer can see the printer and it’s able to print. Follow the steps below to perform this test.
Microsoft Windows users

1. Open the Control Panel.

2. Click or double-click the Printers, Printers and Fax, or Devices and Printers icon.

3. Right-click on the printer you want to test and select the Properties or Printer Properties option. If you do not see your printer listed, your printer is not installed.

4. In the printer’s Properties window, click the Print Test Page button.

5. If the printer can print a test page, your printer is installed and set up properly. However, if you are unable to print in other programs, the program you are attempting to print from likely has issues.

6. Older versions of Windows with older printers
If you are running an older printer and MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT, you can also attempt the below software test.

7. Get to an MS-DOS prompt or Windows command line

8. Get to the root directory by typing cd\

9. Reroute dir to printer by typing dir > lpt1

 

When a printer is unable to print it’s a good possibility that either the printer is experiencing a hardware or software related issue and need to be taken for printer repair. Before testing the software it is always recommended that the printer be tested for hardware issues first.
Testing Hardware

1. Check that paper is loaded and that there are no paper jams.

2. Check the cable connections; both power and data cables going from printer and to your computer.

3. Ensure that the printer power indication light is on.

4. Verify that the printer has no flashing lights or Red or Orange lights. It is common for printers to have red, orange, or any other  flashing lights when the printer is malfunctioning.

5. Run a self-test on the printer. Running a self test should print a basic page of information indicating that the printer itself is working. Your users manual should have the instructions for printing a self test. If your printer does not print a self test it’s a good possibility that there is a defect or misconfiguration with your printer, and you should contact the printer manufacturer.
Testing Software

Do test your printer’s software before you go for printer repair.

Windows users
If possible, make sure your printer can print using the above hardware tests.
Install the printer software provided with your printer. If no software was provided with your printer, see the printer drivers page for a listing of printer drivers. Drivers are required for your printer to properly work with the operating system.
Click Start, Settings, Printers. Within the printers box ensure that your printer manufacturer and model is listed.
Print a test page by clicking the icon with the right mouse button, then click the properties option and click print test page. If the test page does not print download the latest drivers from your printer manufacturer. A listing of printer drivers can be found on our printer drivers page.
If the page prints successfully, get back into the printers window, right-click the printer and ensure that there is a check next to Set as default. Newer versions of Windows also show a check next to the printer icon once it has been set as the default printer.
Once the printer is set as default, click Start, Run, and type notepad and press enter. In notepad, type a test message and click File and Print. If the printer also prints successfully from this program but you are still unable to print from the other program, it is likely that program has an issue and not your printer.
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 users – Older printers that worked in previous versions of Windows may no longer work in new versions. If your printer has worked in a past version of Windows, but isn’t working with a new one, check with your printer manufacturer to learn your options.

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Printer hardware tests

 

Here are some tips to kepp your printer go smooth without any trouble-

1. Prevent clogs with a humidifier

An unpleasant fact of life for inkjets is that nozzles can and do clog. Our research suggests that they are more likely to clog if you live in an area with particularly low humidity. If you are living in a European country then it is not likely to bother you but for us, the third world countries it can become a headache.

If you live in an area with low humidity, and you’re having a problem with clogging nozzles, you may be able to solve it by adding a humidifier to the room where you keep your printer. Not in a humid area but experiencing clogs nonetheless? Unfortunately, you’ll probably need to replace the cartridge. After you do, think about printing a page or two every few days to keep things running more smoothly. This can prevent your effort in going for a printer repair.

 

2. Fix smeary printouts

If you use an inkjet printer and see smearing on a page, it’s typically caused by something sticking to the printhead. If your printer includes the nozzles in the cartridge, and you see smearing immediately after changing a cartridge, remove the cartridge and check to make sure the protective tape over the nozzle is completely removed. If some of the tapes are still attached, remove it, being careful not to touch the nozzle plate.

 

3. Print monochrome documents as black-only

Sometimes while trying to print a monochrome document in a hurry you will be shown an error message that the printer won’t print because it’s out of some other ink color. The first thing to do then is to look at the driver. Many – unfortunately, not all – printer drivers include an option to print using black only, or equivalent options to override the refusal to print. If your printer’s driver doesn’t offer a black-only option, you can always make sure that you have a supply of ink cartridges on hand.

 

4. Improve quality with the right paper setting

One of the most common reasons for complaints about inkjet output quality is that the driver is set for the wrong type of paper. Different papers require different amounts of ink and different proportions of ink colors to produce the correct final colors. Setting the paper type tells the driver which color tables to use. Some inkjets can recognize the paper type automatically, but this is not so for each and every printer. So if you’re not getting the results you expect, don’t give up on the printer until you’ve made sure you’re setting the driver manually for the paper you’re using.

 

5. Choosing the right paper 

The paper you are choosing has a lot to do with the print quality as like normally whiter, brighter paper makes text and line graphics crisper and colors more vibrant because the human eye sees colors differently depending on the surrounding color – in this case the paper color. For inkjets, the paper also determines how much of the ink gets absorbed into the paper, and whether it bleeds into the surrounding area or stays in the spot where the drop hits the paper. So if you care about how your output looks, stay away from cheap copy paper, and invest some time and money experimenting with other choices.

Hope this blog helped you about printer repair.

 

 

 

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