When you print something, do you come across an error that indicates that the printer is out of paper or something like that? It may be that the printer has run out of paper, as the error suggests, but it may be a malfunction if there is enough paper in the tray. If this is the latter, you can use any of the steps below to resolve printer issues.
Check and reload the paper.
First, check the condition of the paper loaded onto the printer tray. If the document is damp, torn or bent, you may need to replace it with new paper. Make sure the paper is of the exact length and size. Now align the edges of the paper sheet by tapping it on an even surface and putting it back in the printer’s paper tray. Nor should the stack of paper consist of a specific number of sheets.
Check the Printer Back Panel Cover
A panel at the back of the printer can not be placed. Turn the device around and see if the back panel is not ajar. If it is not fully closed, the paper may be jammed. If this is the case, eradicate the rear panel, clear the crumpled paper and place the panel back on the printer.
Reset the Printer
First, unplug the power cable immediately without powering the printer. Then wait 30 seconds before you plug it back in the printer as well. If the printer does not turn on automatically, press the manual power button.
Clean the printer rollers
If the dirt has accumulated in its rollers, it may lead to errors in the paper feed. So clean it if required; first, turn the printer off and unplug the power cable. It is using a piece of lint-free cloth and freshwater while washing the rollers. Once you’ve finished cleaning the printer rollers, leave it to dry for a while before putting it back in place. Then plug the power cable again and turn the printer on.
Crosscheck if the Printer Spooler is working
The Spooler service manages print jobs in Windows. If the spooler weren’t running, you ‘d have to enable it to fix printer issues. Here’s how to check the configuration of the spooler.
- Press Windows and R keys to start the Run dialogue box. Type services.msc in the dialogue box and press Enter.
- In the Services list that will open next, scroll down to find the Print Spooler. Check if the status is shown as Started. If it is stopped, right-click Print Spooler to open Properties. In that, change the status of the service to how it should be done by clicking the Start button under the General button.
- Then click the Apply button and the OK button to confirm the changes.
Clear Cached Print Jobs
Clearing this will erase the print jobs stuck in the print queue. Follow the steps below to solve the problems of the printer.
- Open Windows Explorer, type path c: windowsystem32spoolprinters in your address bar, and press Enter.
- Choose files in the Printers folder that opens by pressing the Ctrl and A keys, click the Organize tab on the Windows Explorer toolbar, and choose Delete.
Update your Printer Driver
A hardware error may be related to an outdated driver installed on a computer. It’s the same for printers. So keeping the driver up-to-date is one way to fix printer issues. Follow the steps below to do this through the Windows 10 Update.
- Launch Cortana on Windows 10 and type Device Manager in your search box. Choose Device Manager from the results of your search. The Device Manager will be opened in a new window.
- Choose Printers from Device Manager and right-click your printer. This will reveal a context menu or a pop-up menu. Choose the Update Driver Software option from the menu that pops up after right-clicking on the printer icon.
- Then, choose a link to search for an updated driver automatically. Wait a while for Windows to search for a driver on the internet. Install the update if the OS finds the printer driver by following the instructions.
Although Windows updates select print drivers, you should check if required. In other words, if the update of your driver is not found on the OS update or if no arrangement exists, you must download the driver from the printer manufacturer’s website and install it manually.
Check if the printer is Windows 10 compatible.
In case you come across a sheet of paper while printing after upgrading the OS to this version, check the manufacturer ‘s website to see if the device is compatible with it. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with our printer service specialists to get an instant solution.