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How to care for your inkjet printer

As whit any other piece of electronic equipment, some things need to be done to get the most of your inkjet printer.
Regulary maintenance and cleaning is something that is given but sadly enough many people dosent do it and instead have to spend money on a new printer since the old dosent work that well.

One of the worst enemies to any piece of electronic hardware is dust, and it tend to get in everywhere. If dust starts to get in your printer it would cause poor printing and paper jams. One way to stop the dust to get to the printer, is to use a cover over the printer.

If you use to turn your printer on and off, it could be a bad thing if you arent using a a power strip. When you turn the printer off it seats the printer head into a very special position before it completley shut down to protect the printer. When using a power strip it turns the power on and off, and dosent allow the printer to reseting the head in the correct position, But in the long way
it might hurt the printer more then its usefull.

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If its a printer that you use on a daily basis, then just leave int on, printers of today goes into standby mode and uses the minimal of engergy.

At some time the print head may be clogged and the printouts could be missing lines or even be clogged.
Mostley this is because of low ink level, but if you have new cartridges you would need to use the maintenance task in the printer control management.
It will try to unclog the printer head make sure it works properly

Using a print head cleaning can also use a decent bit of ink, if you have low levels you cant run the task untill you have replaced the ink.
You may also need to re-align the printer head if the prints are not in sync, as an example if the colors are not printing correctly.

Normally there is a re-align feature in your printer’s management panel that will fix this problem for you simply. When following these steps it will extend the life of your printer and also make sure that that every print is perfect as the first test page printed.

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Printer is not responding

Many people gets the very common problem “Printer not responding”, even though you try some guides to find the solution its hard to do anything about it.

If you plug your printer to the computer whit a USB connection and there is no icon showing that a device was conneted, try it to plug it in to other ports to se if it detected.
If the icon dosent show, its most likley that your USB driver is outdated or even corrupt. The USB drivers is not used by Windows system to recognizing USB devices such as printer, scanner, camera and much more.

If the driver is corrupted or outdated, the system will have difficulty to detect a device and there is not going to be an icon in the taskbar.

Thats one of the most common causes of “Printer not responding”, In this case you only need to update the USB driver.

If you get an error message “USB Device Not Recognized” when plugging in your printer to the computer, the problem must be caused by the printer driver error. First of all, you should check if the printer drivers is installed properly. If the drivers are unsuccessful installed it will lead to your printer not be able to work properly. And if the printer driver is outdated or dagamed, your printer will not respond either.

To fix the problem that cause by driver error, you should check the model of the printer and install the latest version on your computer. The problem whit damaged or outdated drivers can be solved by installing or reinstalling the latest drivers.

That is the easiest way to fix the printer not working problem.

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Lexmark repairs – do it the easy way

Even though lexmark printers are a good buy and have many customers due to good quality they still have the same problem that other printers have. A repair a Lexmark printer could be an expensive history if you choose a repair company.

But there is a good thing that Lexmark printers dosent have any complicated mechanisms or functions and therefore could be easily used by anyone from novice to expert.

Some of the most common problems and possible actions for reparing a Lexmark printer is following below:
Sometimes the printer stops to respond, if thats the case check the connection to the net and powersupply, make sure that everything is connected properly.
Don´t use the printer by sharing it whit other highpower deamnding units or by connecting it whit a extensioncord.

If the printer stops printing, check the cable first of all. Some Lexmark printers stops printing if the papertray is empty  or if the output tray is full. If so then either remove paper from the output tray or add paper to the input tray, to get the printer back its fuctionally.

An unusal loading time before printing begins may be a cause of a to big file, try to break it down in smaller files to print faster and quicker.

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Paper jam is a common problem for all kind of printers. To solve the problem just open the printer door and remove the jamed papers.

Some of the Lexmark printers have a LCD-display that show where the problem is along whit tips for solving it. So the users just need to follow the tips to start the printer cleaning

High humidity could cause a problem of irregular printing. If the problem occurs check the paper if it had absorbed moisture. If it had then move the printer somewhere else where humidity dosent make a problem.

A good way to avoid much reparing is to change the ink cartridge when the printer tells you that its low on ink, If you dont change it, it could damage the printhead by overheating the outlet jet resistors

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