Inkjet printers are less complex as compared to laser printers. There are large numbers of Inkjet printers that are cheap and which in turn do not last long. There are generally two types of problems that are associated with Inkjet printers i.e. poor quality of printing and any fault can occur at electronic side. Here listed some common problems in Inkjet printer as well as their solution:
There are issues related to fixing the print head. At some point, paper dust may interfere with the electrical contacts present on the clean print head, that is responsible for white lines or dotted lines that can be seen on the printed paper. Using the printer for continuously long time may cause the dust to settle on it. And it may also get settle inside of the printer. In order to avoid this, regular cleaning with a feather duster is required, and printer should be specifically cleaned in between the printer cartridge and the cartridge housing.
Checking for printing quality
Poor printing quality is one of the most common problems being faced by the printer. This problem can be easily found out. If there are white horizontal lines breaking the fine print in between or there is an uneven distribution of on the page, then it is the problem of poor printing quality. This actually happen as ink gets dried and got stuck in the nozzle. The easiest way is to replace the parts that create the problem as this will completely eliminate the whole problem. However, the problem arises where printer head is built right into the printer and can not be disposed off. One has to approach the service center of that particular brand of printer.
There may occur connection problems between the computer, laptop and the printer. In fact, in this case, the printer will not print at all. In order top solve the problem, one must reboot the computer as well as check the wire cables of printer and also check the software.
Process of manual cleaning
Manual cleaning of the printer can be done easily at home. To clean the clogged print head nozzle, a cotton swab is required and alcohol. Pour few drops of alcohol on the cotton swap and wipe the print head so as to remove the dried ink that has been build up. After applying the alcohol, use a microfibre cloth or paper towel in order to wipe out the excess ink that remains on the print head. After the process of cleaning is done, turn on the printer and start the self cleaning mechanism. All the instructions are given in the instruction manual. The person has to follow the same instructions as given. There are older units of printer that consist of ribbon. Sometimes loose print head ribbon or misalignment of the ribbon may create the problem. Thus, one has to reach manually and tighten the loosened ribbon so that it can get to work. However, there is no such ribbon hence there is no question of existing such a kind of problem.
At last if all these efforts fail to give the result, then a professional must be approached in order to rectify the problem.