How to Fix Printer Connections on Windows 10

How to Fix Printer Connections on Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

Printers are devices that make our life easier. Offices and almost every household have a printer. It allows us to produce copies of our documents in an instant.

But like every device, printers are also prone to issues. The most common problem for printers is their connection.

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In this article we will guide you on how to troubleshoot your printer if you are having connection issues.

Fix 1: Restart your Printer

The first thing to do if you are having connection issues on your printer is to do a power cycle on your printer.

Step 1: Press the Power Button on your printer

Step 2: Wait for the printer’s power indicator to turn off

Step 3: Make sure to unplug your printer

Step 4: Press the Power Button for 10 seconds

Step 5: Plug in your printer

Step 6: Turn on your printer and see if your computer detects the printer properly

Fix 2: Check cables

The next thing to do is check your printer’s cables for damage. The cable is the primary way to connect your printer to the computer and if its damage it won’t connect your printer.

Fix 3: Uninstall and Reinstall Printer

Step 1: Press on Windows Key and Click on Settings

Step 2: On Windows Settings, Select Devices

Devices

Step 3: On the side menu, click on Printers & Scanners

Step 4: Find your Printer

Step 5: Click on your Printer and select Remove Device

Remove Device

Step 6: Now on Printer & Scanners, click on Add a printer or scanner

Add a printer or scanner

Windows will scan for any connected printers on the computer and install it automatically.

Fix 4: Run Printer Troubleshooter

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and search for “Printers & Scanners

Printers & Scanners

Step 2: Open Printers & Scanners settings

Step 3: On the right side menu, find “Run the Troubleshooter

Run the troubleshooter

Step 4: On the Troubleshooter click on Next

Step 5: Wait for the Troubleshooter to finish scanning your computer

Detecting problems

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The troubleshooter will show possible fixes to the connection problem, make sure to apply the fixes that it offers.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.