Printers are one of the most useful inventions. A working printer can be of great help whether it be in the office or at home. But when they stop working that’s when the frustration starts.
Just like any other machine even printers stop working at times. Sometimes you are aware of the reason and sometimes you are not. A branded printer can last for several years if used with care. But if they stop working suddenly, it is because of overwork or under-use. There are many people who have the habit of not using their printers for a month. This is particularly true when you use it at home. But this could actually lead to a number of problems.
Speaking of printer problems, today, in this article we are going to discuss ‘error-printing’ status and how to fix it. In case, you are facing the same problem with your printer, you can take help from the guide given below.
Why does the printer say ‘error’?
If you notice the error message popping up every time when you want to print, you should know that your printer is facing problems. This could happen because of a number of reasons. However, the most possible reason could be related to the paper. Error printing messages may appear just when you have installed a new cartridge.
If you are seeing the error message repeatedly and your printer won’t start, don’t have to panic. There is a very good chance that your printer can be fixed. If you know the right steps or approach, you can actually solve the error problem with your printer. But the problem is not many of you know the steps. In that case, you can take help from the pointers given below.
How to fix the ‘error printing’ status?
If you are not sure about what to do just follow what is mentioned down below.
- The first thing you need to do is cancel all the print jobs that are in the queue. That’s because old printing jobs can cause a backlog and thus, prevent you from fixing the problem.
- Now switch off and restart your printer. Sometimes doing this can also solve the problem. Once the printer is on put in a printer test page and try to print again.
- If you have already done step 2 and have failed then you should check the paper in your printer. There is a very good chance that your printer is not able to pick up the paper in the input tray. This is very much possible when you have an all-in-one and can still use other functions.
In case, if you are still unable to fix the problem, you should check up the manual guide provided with it. In the end, the only option you are left with is to call for professional help. If you cannot fix the problem, don’t try to push it or the problem may get messier. Call for help and get the issue fixed.