How to Resolve Common Printer Issues

Printers are taken for granted when they are working and are extremely inconvenient when they aren’t. Printing is something that should be reliable, but for some reason technology seems to create more problems than it solves sometimes. Many errors can be fixed easily, but you have to know what you are doing. Figuring out the problem on your own can save you a lot of time and potentially money. I think the following video does an acceptable job of explaining how to troubleshoot and solve common printer errors.

Below I have listed the times to more easily navigate depending on the issue you are having.

  • Troubleshooting Printer Problems: 0:50
    • Printing a Test Page: 2:25
    • Print Quality Check: 3:30
  • Common Printer Problems: 4:20
    • Identify Solutions: 5:45
    • Out of Paper”: 7:00
    • “Lines or Smearing”: 7:55
    • “Error Codes”: 8:40
    • “No connectivity”: 9:40
    • “IP Address Issues”: 10:12
    • “Garbage Printout”: 10:40
  • Review: 11:10


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