Are you encountering issues with the printer memory? Such issues are one of the common reasons for several recurring issues such as stuck printing or non-response. These issues are likely to occur even when the hardware of the printer is intact and functioning into normal mode.
In few words, the printer can stop printing completely if the memory of the spooler and the device is filled with queued files or documents. This can relatively cause the printer to become stuck and clearing out the memory is one of the best ways to fix the printer problems. Moreover, you can restart both the computer and the printer to clear printer memory.
Any print queue is usually formed when we keep multiple files to print in order so that they are printed accordingly. These scheduled print jobs are saved inside the print spool temporarily, which further send the documents to the printer after the completion of each of the printouts.
Printers mainly depend upon the spool memory and the computer to print multiple consecutive files. While in some of the cases, the spool needs to be cleared for troubleshooting potential printer problems. Below discussed are some of the quick methods to reset and clear the memory of the printer.
Whenever there is a print issue, its because of the queued jobs. By canceling out the remaining print jobs in the print queue, you can help to clear printer memory. If you are having a computer that runs on Windows 7 or 8, simply go to Devices and Printers and then right click on the specific printer name.
Further, click on the See What’s Printing option displayed. This will show the complete description of the print queue and the documents waiting to be printed. Next, in the printer menu, you have to click on Cancel All Documents option to clear out the pending or remaining print jobs from the printing queue.
Restarting your printer is another great option to clear printer memory. Once you will reset the printer device, it will clear its memory consumed with any active print jobs. For this step, you need to turn off the printer and unplug it from the power socket again.
Then you can leave it at rest for a minute and then plug the printer into the power socket. This step will completely clear printer memory and resets the power of the memory. You can further turn on your printer and wait until it initiates start up completely before giving any new print command.
A cold reset is another approach to clear printer memory. This method is helpful in restoring the printer to its original or default settings. Almost every printer comes with an internal memory which has some sort of information regarding the network settings, print, and paper settings.
Executing a cold reset process is one of the most effective approach to clear out the stuck printing issues. Cold reset also restores the printer to its normal functioning mode.
However, this process of doing a cold reset varies depending upon the printer model. You can refer to the user manual of the printer in performing the cold reset process appropriately and effectively.
Hope this simple guide works to clear printer memory and so troubleshooting the machine errors or faults.