Printer Issues in Windows® 7
Do you want to learn about various printer issues that can come up in Windows 7 based computer system and tips to fix them?
A printer is a device that prints text or illustrations on a paper. It is a peripheral device that produces a hard copy of documents stored in electronic form on a physical print media, such as paper or transparencies. Most of the printers are primarily used as local peripheral and is attached by a printer cable. Often, network printers have a built-in network interfaces, typically wireless or Ethernet based, and they may serve as a hard copy device for any user on the network. Individual printers may be often designed to support both local and network connected users at the same time. And quite often these printers may face so many issues. Your printer may sometime does not do full borderless printing and sometimes your paper gets skewed as the print head is moving across.
Let us talk more about printer issues and tips to fix them in Windows 7 based computer system:
- No printing
- Paper jam
- Tips to fix the issues
Sometimes, you may face issues while printing the required document. If you have made any changes recently on your printer or on the printer’s settings, then you may not be able to print the document. Check that the printer cable connecting your printer to the computer is firmly attached at both ends. Printing problems can occur if the driver installed for the printer is not compatible with Windows 7.
There may be a variety of reasons for printer issues resulting in recurring jams. The flashing error code may indicate a jammed printer. Quite often, in every printer this paper jam occurs. In paper jam, regular paper, envelopes or specialty paper may get stuck or jammed in the printer. You need not lift the front cover and pull jammed paper out from the printer. You need to pull it from the back of the printer or the paper in tray. Pulling paper from inside the front cover may cause mechanical damage to the printer.
Tips to fix the issues
Reset your printer settings if you have recently changed any of them. The print head needs to move freely. For that, open the cover on the printer and check that no paper is hindering the movement of the print head. You need to make sure that you have installed a Windows 7 compatible printer driver in your computer.
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