Printers can be frustrating when they don’t print, especially when you’re in the middle of an important task. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do when your printer won’t print:


Step 1: Check the printer connection. 

Ensure that the printer is turned on, and the USB or Ethernet cable is properly connected to the computer. If you’re using a wireless printer, check the Wi-Fi connection.


Step 2: Check the printer status. 

Go to the Control Panel or Printers and Scanners settings and check the printer status. If the printer is offline, right-click on the printer and select “Use Printer Online” to bring it back online.


Step 3: Restart the printer. 

Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord for a few seconds. Then plug it back in and turn on the printer.


Step 4: Clear the print queue. 

Open the Control Panel or Printers and Scanners settings and select the printer. Click on “See What’s Printing” and clear any print jobs that are stuck in the queue.


Step 5: Check the ink or toner level. 

If the ink or toner level is low, replace the cartridge.


Step 6: Update printer drivers. 

Go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest printer driver for your operating system.


Step 7: Try printing a test page. 

Open a document and print a test page to see if the printer is working correctly.


Step 8: Check the printer settings.

 Ensure that the printer is selected as the default printer and that the print settings are correct.


Step 9: Restart the computer. 

Sometimes, a simple restart of the computer can solve printing issues.


Step 10: Contact technical support. 

If none of the above steps works, contact the manufacturer’s technical support for further assistance.


By following these steps, you should be able to resolve most printing issues and get your printer back to printing correctly.

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