Printing out large volumes of print continuously can result in several issues to develop in the printer, especially among its mechanical parts. Many users report recurring issues related to the toner and performance of low-quality prints while using their printer daily. Below are instructions for diagnosing and fixing common laser printer issues. Quick and high-quality printing is one reason why offices chose to use laser printers. In a short time, they can produce a huge volume of quality printer output. Laser printers are also low-cost and have various benefits compared to the inkjet and dot matrix printers, making them especially suitable for home and office use.
Unable to Install/Remove Toner Cartridges
For most users, installing or replacing the toner cartridge inside the laser printer is quite difficult. Improper installation of the cartridges may prevent the printer from functioning normally. A stuck toner cartridge is a common issue due to many factors, such as the use of a wrong cartridge model or incorrect installation.
Disconnect the printer from the power source and open the cover when the device is cooled down. Pull the toner cartridge or drum unit by applying force on the drum handle by pushing the lever, switch or button, depending on the printer model. When replacing, use the right cartridge for toner and press it gently until an audible click is heard.
Slow printing is due to numerous factors, either due to failure of mechanical components or due to incorrectly configured printer software. Duplex printing, if provided by a printer, must be switched off, which reduces the time required for printing. The printer quality settings in the printer software may be incorrectly set.
Verify the quality of the print to find out whether it is in the draft, standard or high-quality mode. Using the draft mode is preferred for quick printing of large volumes of prints with minimal use of ink or toner. Also, check that the printer driver is configured correctly and update or reinstall the driver if found otherwise.
Frequent Paper Jams
Various printer problems can cause frequent paper jams. The most likely cause of paper jams is the misalignment of the paper in the feeding tray. Thick papers can contribute to the problem as well. The stuck paper must be removed from the printer to clear a paper jam.
To do this, disconnect the printer and inspect the paper tracks to find out the cause of the jam. When the paper protrudes from the rollers, hold the paper and pull it out with the same pressure. If the paper is still stuck, please consult the user manual before the problem-solving printer.