At times, you may ask a lot of your printer. This is especially true of the home printer, which will do its best to print whatever you throw at it, no matter how taxing the project. As it turns out, not even the highest-quality printers from the most reputable brands can function flawlessly without occasional maintenance. There is little difficulty in doing so, and the results will extend the life of your printer. The ink cartridges you use can even be useful.
Maintaining Your Printer
To properly care for a printer, all you need to do is handle it with care.
Never use outdated paper that has been sitting in the feed or overfill the paper tray. When papers get tangled up, the paper feed is disrupted.
Operations: Check the printout as you go to make sure the printer is functioning properly before proceeding with several copies.
When a print job fails to print for whatever reason, additional print jobs can pile up in the printer's queue. Eliminate any and all previous employment. The printer will last longer since needless tasks are avoided.
The paper you use in your printer must be of high quality, so avoid using pulp paper or worn out paper. Inevitably, it will get stuck and ruin the print feed.
If you must print on card, select a lighter gauge. It's too stiff to pass through a printer without getting jammed.
For the sake of efficiency, please refrain from continuously printing. Keep in mind that most printers are constructed of lightweight metals and plastics. During a long print job, it's okay to pause the printer every so often.
Service and Repair for Printers
If you use your printer frequently, you should conduct the maintenance routine once a week at the very least by selecting the "Maintenance" tab in the printer dialog box on your computer. Be sure to check the ink feed at every step. Ink supply issues may be to blame for the printer's inability to produce satisfactory nozzle checks.
When you realize there's an issue
Problems with a printer occur when:
This thing keeps getting stuck.
Jobs cannot be printed on the printer, but it will continue to copy, scan, etc. as usual.
Attempting to scan on the printer is unsuccessful.
Problems with making copies on the printer.
The printer produces blank pages despite the fact that it works.
Ink is another useful diagnostic tool for printer issues:
Print quality issues, such as splotchy prints and a printer that always seems to be low on ink following jobs, point to a problem with the ink feed.
It's time to get your printer serviced if you're still seeing skewed colors and jagged lines after replacing the ink or toner and trying every possible print option.
The act of asking for and receiving assistance when it is needed.
Do not attempt a do-it-yourself printer repair. Fixing a printer's paper jam is easier than trying to fix its wiring. It's not a good idea since you risk electrocuting yourself. Only qualified electricians should do repairs, as required by law.
Getting your printer mended won't be a problem if it's a popular brand. Find the location of the service center closest to you online.
Source: Printer Central