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Printer Troubleshootings-Learn How To Cope Up with Printer Issues

If you’re experiencing any issues with your printers, review the Printer Troubleshootingssections below so as to see, if you find it helpfulto fix the issue.

Printer Doesn’t Have The Power Indicator

First of all, ensure that your printer is turned-on. When your printer is on, then it should’ve some light, or LED (generally green) indicating that it is receiving power.

If you don’t have any kind of indicator light, ensure that your printer is linked to the working power outlet through verifying every end of power cable. After that, press printer’s power button.

If, after performing above-given steps,your printer still doesn’t display the power-status indicator light, then your printer might have some serious issue of internal hardware. We suggest you to contact printer’s manufacturer for replacement or repair for effective Printer Troubleshootings.

Printer Error (Blinking Or OrangeLight)

After the initial start-up gets completed by your printer, you should get to see a solid-coloured light. In case, the indicator seems blinking or orange, then this is often an indication of some printer error. A paper-jam or some issue with ink or toner cartridge may cause this error.

As there aren’t standards for all the printers, if you get to see a blinking light, then you should visit its manufacturer's website, or review your printer manual for particular error details. You can also contact our experts for the instant Printer Troubleshootings.

Cables Are Not Connected Correctly

Any printer should’ve two cables that are connected with it; the power cable & the data cable. Ensure the power & data cables (USB cable or parallel cable) are well connected with both the printer & computer. If still, problem arises, contact our experts for Printer Troubleshootings.

Printer-No Paper/ Paper JamIssue

Make sure that there is some paper loaded on the printer’s paper cartridge, or tray. After that, verify that there isn’t any printer paper jammed or partially given to the printer. In case, you suspect that paper has got stuck somewhere where it should not be, then refer to the most useful tips and tricks by contacting our experts of Printer Troubleshootings.

Inkjet Printer’s Ink-Related Issues

Often, when you are encountering some kind of ink-related issue, your printer’s status-indicator light (as mentioned above) must be flashing. In case, this isn’t occurring, then you might want to go to ourvery next section for Printer Troubleshootings.

Printer Self-Tests For Printer Troubleshootings

Most of the printers have a method of printing a very first test page. A printer’s test page allows the users to determine whether their printer is working or not. The printer’s self-test is generally accomplished through holding down one series of keys for Printer Troubleshootings. In case, you don't know how to access & use this self-test feature onto your printer, then refer to your printer’s manual, or visit your printer manufacturer's website.

You can perform one software self-test as wellso as to determine whether your computer can have access to the printer & it is able to print. Now, follow the below-given steps to perform this self- test.

For The Users Of Microsoft Windows

For the effective Printer Troubleshootings in case of Microsoft Windows, follow these steps-

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click, or doubleclick at Printers, Printers & Fax, or Devices & Printers icon.
  3. Rightclick at the printer that you like to test and choose the Properties, or Printer Properties selection. If you don’t see your specific printer listed, that means your printer isn’t installed.
  4. In the Properties window of the printer, click at‘Print Test Page’ option.
  5. If the concerned printer is able to print the test page, then the printer is installed& set up correctly. However, if you are not able to print in the other programs, then the program that you’re trying to print from probably has issues. Contact our experts for your Printer Troubleshootings.

Windows’ Older Versions WithThe Older Printers

If you’ve an older printer & run Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 98, then you are also able to attempt the software test given below..

  1. Visit Windows or MS-DOS prompt command line.
  2. Reach the root directory via typing cd\ & then pressing Enter.
  3. Re-route dir to the printer through typing dir> lpt1 & pressing ‘Enter’.

The above must take directory listing & print it to your printer. If this doesn’t print, then refer to the Printer Troubleshootingssection of your operating system.


The above-mentioned command doesn’t do any paper feed, so you require pressing your FF or PP options of the printer or you may try ejecting the papermanually.

Printer Drivers

If the concerned printer doesn’t have any kind of flashing lights & is connected correctly, it is possible that you might be encountering any driver-related issue. We recommend visiting our printer’s driver listing that links you to all main printer manufacturer’s driver pages& download the latest versions of drivers for your printer for great Printer Troubleshootings.

Parallel (LPT) Printers

If your printer that you are connecting to your computer is actually an LPT (i.e. parallel portprinter), we also recommendyou to verify the below-mentioned settings, in case your printer isn’t working for effective Printer Troubleshootings.

Parallel-Port in CMOS

  1. Enter your computer’s CMOS setup.
  2. Once in the CMOS, verify if your parallel port has been enabled or installed.
  3. After that, verifythe parallel port or printer mode. In case, your parallel port gets set to the ECP mode, so we recommend trying some different mode for Printer Troubleshootings.

Different Parallel Device

If you are using a parallel printer in addition withsome other parallel devices, for example a scanner, then temporarily dis-connect these devices for verifying that they aren’t causing any issue with your printer.

To get any help in your Printer Troubleshootings, contact our experts, available 24/7 at your convenience.

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