How Can I Check if My Printer is Working

Regardless of your urgency, a printer malfunction can cost you both, time and money. It is a common notion that printers don’t work when it’s actually time to print. The reason? A lot of interconnected parts. A single problem like low-ink, jammed paper, no connectivity, outdated drivers or loose cable can prevent you from getting an optimum print. To check if your printer is working properly, you can use a Windows device to print a test page. This should ensure if your printer is not physically damaged. Let’s see how you can do that-

  1. Switch on your printer by pressing the “Power” button.
  2. Load some paper in the tray.
  3. Click the “windows” icon on the bottom left of your screen and select “Control panel”
  4. Under “hardware and Sound”, select “View devices and printers”
  5. Right-click on your printer name and click “printer properties”
  6. Now, select the “Print test page” on the window that appears. If your printer prints out the test page, it doesn’t have any hardware issues, otherwise, your printer must be malfunctioning.

You can learn more about troubleshooting specific hardware and software problems at *insert link to troubleshoot page*