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:
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.
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.
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord for a few seconds. Then plug it back in and turn on the printer.
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.
If the ink or toner level is low, replace the cartridge.
Go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest printer driver for your operating system.
Open a document and print a test page to see if the printer is working correctly.
Ensure that the printer is selected as the default printer and that the print settings are correct.
Sometimes, a simple restart of the computer can solve printing issues.
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.