Are you ready to take a sledgehammer to your printer? Before you do, read through these tips we’ve learned after years of dealing with laser printer problems. Your problem may have a fast and simple solution.

Common Laser Printer Problems

Here’s a quick guide to the most common problems that occur with laser printers.

  1. Toner smears or does not adhere. This problem is usually either due to an old fuser assembly or defective toner cartridge. First, try replacing your toner cartridge to see if that fixes the problem. If not, move on to be sure that there is no toner spilled inside the printer. Finally, call your service technician to check the fuser, which is generally an easy fix.
  2. Paper is jamming. Among the most common and frustrating printer problems is paper jams. Common causes include dust and grime, worn rollers, or inappropriately weighted paper. Prevent paper jams by regularly cleaning your printer and replacing parts as needed. Check the weight of paper that your printer is rated for as well.
  3. The printed product is faded. This is generally caused by low toner, print density settings, or another printer setting error. Check to see how low your toner is and replace your cartridge if necessary. Then ensure that your print density isn’t too low by running a self-test and adjusting as necessary. Finally, make sure your printer isn’t set to an ink-saving or “draft” mode.

If you’re still having issues with your printer, the good news is that there are experts on hand to help you. It may be time for a new machine and we can get you the right information to make the right decision for you. Contact us today.