The printer is an amazing device that lets you print any document at any point in time. However, you need to be quite careful while handling such devices as they need your attention.
Talking about printers you do need to follow certain guidelines and maintenance tips while using the printers.
So, make sure to know about these things while using the printers. Besides, you also need to make sure that the printer is handled with the utmost precision.
If you do not handle the printer carefully then you may come across printer not working problems often. It can be quite frustrating to see that your printer is not working when you are about to take a print.
Most of the time, the issue with the printer can be resolved by clearing the printer’s memory. In this blog, we are going to discuss in detail the steps that you need to take to delete or clear the memory of the printer.
However, if you are facing any issue while using the printer or while clearing the printer’s memory then get in touch with the technical support team for help and assistance.
What do you need to know about Printer Memory?
There are many reasons why a printer may not be working. However, most of the time it happens because of any issue in the hardware like paper jams.
However, if the hardware seems to be working fine but the printer is still not working then it can be because of a stuck print job.
Most of the time the stuck print jobs occur in the memory of the printer and it can be fixed by a quick restart or by clearing the memory of the printer.
However, if clearing the printer memory does not fix the problem in your printer then you may have to reset the printer.
If you are facing an issue or finding it hard to resolve this problem then getting in touch with the printer technicians is surely the best option to consider.
So, when you send several print jobs to the printer from your computer, to separate them the printer has a print queue.
The queue keeps all of the important information about the print jobs sent to the printer in a temporary memory which is called the print spool.
So, when the printer completes printing one print job, the print spool sends the next print job immediately.
However, the memory of the printer is not that great and many times the printer may come across issues in which you will have to wipe off the memory of the printer.
Here are the things you need to do for clearing Printer Memory
Reset the Printer
If the printer does not clear the memory then you will have to reset the printer. Switch off the printer and take out the plugs and leave it like that for a few minutes.
Then plug in the printer and turn it on and wait for the printer to finish the startup. Now runs a test print to check if the issue is fixed or not.
Cancel the Print Jobs
To clear the printer jobs in Windows 7 or 8 go to Devices and Printers under the Control Panel option. Now click on the option that says ‘see what’s printing’.
Then open the menu of the printer and click on ‘cancel all documents’. You will then have to click on the yes option. Then restart your computer and the printer memory will be cleared.
Clear the Printer Settings from the Memory
Clearing the printer settings memory can help in resolving this problem.
So, you need to cold reset the printer however the steps for this process vary depending upon the model of the printer and the manufacturer.
So, it is always better to get help from the technicians.
These are some of the solutions that can help you in clearing the memory of the printer.