Setting up a printer is crucial to ensure that the printer carries out your instructions correctly. There are many factors when setting up, such as hardware, software, and settings. It is common and frequent that printers are not connected or set up correctly. Today we will discuss some tips that might help.
Hardware Installed Incorrectly
One of the most significant issues with printers is that the way it connects to the computer is incorrect. Ensuring that the cables are correct and the proper drivers installed is key to communicating correctly with the printer and computer. When setting up a new printer, double-check the manual that comes with it and follow the steps.
Software Is Incorrect
As we mentioned, drivers are crucial to making the printer run correctly. Usually, when you perform a fresh install, it will load the proper drivers, but not always. Checking the manufacturer’s website and ensuring you have the updated drivers is always a good first step.
Settings Are Incorrect
Many newer printers have many settings to make printing a breeze, but it can become overwhelming to someone with little or no tech experience. Leaving the settings at default can be an excellent place to start ensuring everything is working correctly. Refer to the owner’s manual to see what each setting does and ensure you use it correctly.
If you still have issues with your printer, call us, and we can help you figure out the problem and fix it! We are happy to help you set up a new or existing printer!