Printer problems can drive you up the walls—especially when you are on a time budget. Thankfully, printer repair in Montgomery County, MD, doesn’t always require calling out a professional. Here are some of the most common printer problems and how the printer repair experts recommend solving them:
Printer Won’t Print – Not seeing an error message—or any printed materials? Then it is time to check to see if your printer is still connected. Check the USB or ethernet cable for wired printers or that the Wi-Fi is still enabled and that you are connected to the correct network for wireless models. You might also need to check if the printer driver and software are up-to-date and not corrupted.
Low Ink Warning – Running low on ink doesn’t mean you have to rush out to replace the cartridge. Most newer printers will let you know when your ink is low, but the accuracy of these warnings varies widely among the different models and manufacturers. You can keep testing out your printer until you notice a decline in quality.
Wi-Fi Printing Takes Too Long – Is your router close to your printer? If not, this could be the cause of the problem. Usually, the closer your printer is to your router, the better the Wi-Fi performance. You also want to make sure that your router is adequate for Wi-Fi printing. Your router should support 802.11n and offer a 5 GHz. band as well as 2.4 GHz.
Really Slow Printer – Some printers are fast, and some are slow. If you are stuck with a slow one, there are some ways to speed it up, such as avoiding duplex printing or printing in draft mode or whatever the lowest-quality setting is if you don’t need a high-quality output.
Too Many Paper Jams – Today’s printers are much better at avoiding paper jams, but they can still happen. Most paper jams are caused by misalignment. Make sure to square off the stack of printing paper before inserting it into the tray, and be sure that the guides are flush with the paper. You also want to make sure you do not over-fill the tray.