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How do I get my printer to work again?

In this modern era, we can’t avoid sudden errors in our equipment most of the time, especially on the day of our deadlines. It is somewhat frustrating and problematic because we don’t know the reason for its abrupt malfunction and caused some delay to our work. In printers, we usually encounter this kind of sudden error, malfunction, color changes, etc. That affects day-to-day productivity. It struggled and confused us on how to fix the unknown problem in the printer. However, worry no more because, fortunately, this article will provide troubleshooting tips for your printer to work again nonetheless, if errors are still unsolved after trying all the troubleshooting tips. We also offer repairs to the printer. Just contact us, and we’re more than willing to serve you. 

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Solutions to Fix your Printer issues

Check Printer Status

    Above anything else, check the status of the printer first. Examine the tray to see if there’s a paper jam and if the paper tray capacity is overstuffed. Sometimes this is the problem why most of the printers won’t work. Also, make sure that the paper is enough to have its best performance. In case of stuck paper in trays, try to follow the steps in the manufacturer’s guide. The guides will help you to remove the paper adequately without damaging the internal parts of the printers.

Furthermore, see that the ink cartridge level is enough and doesn’t have any damage that might affect your printer. Be also guided with the manual on how to refill and remove cartridges on your printer.

Cancel all Printer Jobs

    Because of the massive printer jobs we have already in our printer; it already affects the printing flow. As a result, the printer now cannot address which document to print out. Fortunately, removing all the old records in the printer queue will help the printer work smoothly.

     To do it, here are some of the steps.

  •  Open your computer. Go to the Windows Control Panel and find “Devices and Printers.”
  • Next, search the model of your printer with underlying issues in the list of printing devices. Click right on that printer and choose “See what’s printing” from the list.
  • After clicking see what’s printing, click the menu of  “Printer” above right and select the  “Open as Administrator.” 
  • Now, click again and open the menu of the printer  and select “Cancel All Documents.”  Confirmation dialog now will appear, and click Yes to clear all the print queues. 

Set the Printer as your Default Printer

     Usually, printing errors may happen when you have two or more units of printers connecting to your computer simultaneously. If a situation occurs that the printer doesn’t print your file even if it’s in its best condition. Try to check if it is the default printer. Sometimes, this is the main reason why it can’t print some files.

Troubleshooting of Printer

  First, check whether all of the plugs are connected to the socket. And if all the buttons are on and running. Sometimes because of lots of work, we tend to forget to check whether they are starting already. The equipment must all be running and blinking effectively. Furthermore, check all the computer systems if they are in a good state.

Update the driver of the printer

   Updating the printer’ is highly recommended as it will help the printer run and work smoothly. It will also give you a better outcome in the end.


   Having trouble with printers is very frustrating and problematic, especially if you don’t know what causes the errors. It brings vast confusion why it is happening and makes you feel nervous and panic. Fortunately, this article saves your day. It helps you fix the troubleshoot issues in your printer as quickly as 1, 2, and 3.