Dell, Inc., is a PC and electronic manufacturer known for its minimal effort PCs and printers. Owning a home printer makes creating, designing and publishing your own work easy. However, a Dell printer may every so often experience errors and issues. Learn how to troubleshoot a Dell printer to fix your Dell printer and restore your productivity.Check your Dell printer is plugged into a dependable power source. Faulty home wiring or a loose cable may cause the Dell printer shut off, causing some of your Dell printer issues.
- Verify that your Dell printer is plugged safely to your PC. Sometimes, the printer cable may be disconnected when you are moving or utilizing your PC. This may result about printer errors when the Dell printer tries to send printer data to your PC, and the other way around. Shake the printer cable gently to check that it is plugged to firmly.
- Restart your PC by clicking the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and selecting “Restart” from the pop- up menu. Internal software conflicts and errors can once in a while keep your Dell printer from finishing the printing job successfully. Restarting your PC clears the system cache and may resolve these issues while troubleshooting your Dell printer.
- Turn off the Dell printer by pressing its Power button. Turn the Dell printer on again while at the same time holding down the up arrow key and the down arrow key, located on the front panel of the printer. This initiates the Dell printer’s “customer Mode” menu on the printer’s front display screen.
- Test the Dell printer’s print quality by pressing the arrow key to choose each of the printer’s types of ink (e.g. cyan), and pressing the Return key to start a test print. This can help troubleshoot whether you have an issue with the Dell printer’s connection to your PC or a hardware issue. If the Dell printer can create a test print successfully, the issue does not lie with the printer’s real printing mechanisms.
- Clear the Dell printer’s NVRAM cache to help troubleshoot the Dell printer. Press Menu on the front display panel and select Configure. Utilize the arrow keys to click Maintenance and after that select Init NVRAM. Press the return panel to clear the Dell printer’s internal memory. Restart the printer by turning it off with the Power button, then turning it back on.
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