wireless printer not working

Printers are a popular and useful computer accessory too. Meanwhile, Windows 10 is an advanced and stable operating system, but it is not perfect. After upgrading to Windows 10, many users found that their printer is not working. The reasons may be different; maybe you are using a printer or an old driver, etc. Try these effective and direct ways to solve the problem of the printer that does not work in Windows 10.


Form 1: check the connections

For wired printer:

• Check the cables for any damage or short circuit.

• Check the cable connections.

• If your USB is not recognizing, run the diagnostic to solve the USB problems.

For wireless printer:

• Check the wireless option of the printer. It must be on and available.

• Check and connect your PC with your wireless printer.

• Verify with the wireless connectivity test of the printer.

Mode 2: disconnect and restart the printer.

Most of the time, a simple cycle of feeding the printer can solve the problems. Therefore, it is better to try this before modifying any configuration.

• Turn off your printer.

• Unplug your cable from the power board.

• Wait half a minute.

• Connect it back to the power card.

• Turn it on again.

Form 3: remove and reinstall your printer

To uninstall your printer:

1. Open 'Start'.

2. Click on the "Settings" icon.

3. Click on 'Devices'.

4. Select 'Printers and scanners'.

5. Find your printer under the heading "Printers and scanners".

6. Select the printer and click "Remove device".

This will remove your printer from your PC and now you will have to reinstall it.

To install your wireless printer:

1. Open 'Start'.

2. Click on the "Settings" icon.

3. Click on 'Devices'.

4. Select 'Printers and scanners'.

5. Click on "Add a printer or scanner".

6. Your PC will start looking for nearby printers.

7. Select your printer.

8. And click on "Add device".

If your computer can not find your printer, make sure it is turned on and connected to the network. Windows easily finds printers that are connected to the network.

To install your wired (local) printer:

Installing or adding a local printer to the PC is simple. First, insert the USB cable of the printer into the USB port of your PC, then turn on the printer.

1. Open 'Start'.

2. Click on the "Settings" icon.

3. Click on 'Devices'.

4. Select 'Printers and scanners'.

5. Find your printer under the heading "Printers and scanners".

6. If you find your printer in the list, it means that it is installed.

7. If your printer does not appear in the list, click on "Add a printer or scanner".

9. Your PC will start looking for nearby printers.

10. Select your printer.

11. And click on "Add device".

Form 4: Update your printer driver

Some printers and Windows require the latest driver to work well. Here are some ways to update the printer driver.

Through Windows Update:

1. Open 'Start'.

2. Click on the "Settings" icon.

3. Go to 'Update and security'.

4. Then click on "Check for updates."

5. Windows will check the updates and automatically install them for use.

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