Printers And Scanners : Tools To Troubleshooting
7.Tools to troubleshooting
The basic tools used when troubleshooting printers or
Multimeter is used to detect problems with power supply
and also to perform resistance tests and then find the cause
of problem with the device.
ii. Screw driver
Screw driver is a common tool that every technician uses.
There are three types: flat-blade, Phillips and torx. When
picking a screw driver it is important to note that the
size of the screw driver head should match to the head of
the screw. Using small o r large screwdrivers than the head
of the screw is useless.
iii. Cleaning solutions
Cleaning solutions are to be used to remove dirt from
the printer which may be the cause for some printer problems
like lines in the output etc. Printers have self-cleaning
utility that is activated through a menu option on the printer
itself. It is good to run the cleaning-utility on the printer
every time a toner or ink catridge are replaced.
iv. Extension Magnets
Extension magnet looks like a pen, has a magnetic tip
which can pick up small objects fallen into unreachable
area is one of the useful device for troubleshooting some
v. Test patterns
Printers print test page containing both colors and patterns
based on printer's capabilities. Test patterns measure gradients
and resolution and letter qualities at various font sizes.
So test patterns can be run on a printer if any issues
related to print-quality are experienced.