Reset and Clear Printer Memory
Clear Printer Memory
Printer memory questions are one cause of a number of recurring problems, including printing or non-intervention. These problems could occur even if the printer’s hardware is intact and works normally. When the spooler and device memory is filled with queued files, the printer can stop printing completely. It can make the printer stuck, and memory clearing is one way to fix the problem. The computer and printer rest can help to clear the memory.
This is used in the print queue to maintain a printable order for the multiple files to be sent to print. The regular print jobs are temporarily kept in the print spool and the documents are sent to the printer after each print has finished. Printers can print multiple files using the spool memory on the computer. In some cases, for troubleshooting printer problems, the spool needs to be removed. Below are several ways to reset the printer’s memory and clear it.
Cancel Existing Prints
Restart The Printer
If the print queue cancels remaining print jobs, the memory of the printer may be clear. Go to a computer with Windows 7 or 8 and right-click on the name of the printer. See What’s Printing option, click on it. The print queue and documents waiting to be printed will be displayed. Click the Cancel All documents menu in the Printer menu to clear all other printed tasks out of the queue.
The restart of the printer will reset the device and clear any active print jobs from its memory. Turn the printer off and unplug the printer out of the power socket. Leave for a minute then plug in the power socket of the printer. This fully clears and erases the power of the memory. Turn on the printer and wait for it to get started before a new printer command is issued.
The cold reset can remove the printer’s memory and help you to restore it to your default settings. Most of the printers have their internal memory, which includes some network settings, printing and paper settings information. A cold reset is one of the most efficient ways of resolving problems with printing and restoring it to normal functioning. The process for a cold reset varies according to the model of the printer. The user manual of the printer will aid in the proper execution of a cold reset.