Problems and Solutions : Printer Problems

Printer Problems
Only the green  power light is on, but nothing prints.
Run a printer check. If the test page prints, make sure your software is installed correctly.
The printer sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints.
The printer won’t operate properly if it’s tilted or at an angle. Place it on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions.
Your printer makes noise when you turn it on or after it has been sitting for awhile.
Your printer is performing routine maintenance.
You don’t see the printer icon in the lower right corner of your screen (taskbar) in Windows.
Try restarting your computer. If you still don’t see the icon, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Settings or Printers and Faxes, then select Printers.
Click the Maintenance tab.
Click the Speed and Progress button, then click the Monitoring Preferences button.
Click the Shortcut Icon box. Then click OK to close the open windows.
Printing is too slow.
Make sure your system meets the requirements listed in System Requirements. If you’re printing a high-resolution image, you need more than the minimum requirements listed. You may also need to:
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
For Windows, choose Draft for Quality Type.
If you’re using the parallel port, enable ECP/DMA mode on your computer’s parallel port. See your computer’s documentation for instructions.