No matter how expensive your printer is, the time will come when it starts to show that it’s not build to last forever. The thing is, you don’t have to throw it out and get a new one right away — especially if your budget is tight these days. There are things you can do to prolong the life of your printer.
Now, remember this, if your printer starts to act up while it’s under warranty, do not try the steps below. It is best to consult your printer’s authorized service center first so you will not void your warranty.
Now if you’re not under warranty, follow the solutions below according to your problem type:
Strange characters text format
You need to check the printer’s drivers or download the newest version from your printer’s website.
Incorrect color, missing characters, or fuzzy and faded text
Your ink or toner cartridge or nozzle is probably clogged or running out. Printer manuals will tell you how to run the cleaning program to clear out any clog. You can check the level of your ink through indicator lights or manually.
This problem might be caused by either high humidity or low temperature, the imaging kit or drum is already used up, or there’s a toner build up on the fuser rollers. Make sure you refer to your manual to properly check these specifications.
Check the printer’s paper setting if it matches the quality of the paper you have. Also check your print head; make sure it is clean and aligned. This again can be done through the printer’s print head cleaning program.
These are just common problems you might encounter overtime. It is helpful to know just the basics. Knowing these simple steps may save you time and money for repair.
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