FIX: Printer error has occurred, follow the steps below

The printer error can occur due to several reasons, such as an obstruction in the paper feed tray. I can understand this error can be really annoying, especially when you’re trying to print some important files. So, here are some methods that could help solve this error.

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How to fix the printer error?

Check internal Debris:

  • First, lift the lid to move the carriage if it’s a manual moving carriage.
  • Now check the inside of the compartment and clean it with compressed air.
  • Remove the ink cartridges.
  • Now clean the metal contacts and contact patch present inside the printer with a piece of cloth.
  • Let it dry and reinstall the cartridges in the printer.
  • Now clean the plastic strip that is placed above the carriage.
  • Next, take a clean white paper and push it through the rollers to clean the internal debris.

Resetting the printer:

  • First, turn off your printer and unplug the power cable of the device.
  • Leave it like that for around 10 minutes.
  • Now connect the power cable while pressing and holding the power button for around 1 minute.
  • Now see if you can print the document.

Take printer for service:

Well, if the methods mentioned above didn’t help fix the issue, then the printer might have some internal issues that can only we fixed through service by the company.

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