Unit 8. Operating system

Topic B: Printer

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Operate a Printer

How to operate a printer

Printer – a device that is usually connected to a computer in order to transfer the text and graphic information to paper.

Turn on a printer

  1. Plug the printer into a working wall outlet.
  2. Make sure the power cord is connected to the rear of the printer.
  3. Press the Power button on the printer.

Load paper in the paper tray

  1. Pull the paper tray out.
  2. Load paper in the centre paper tray.
  3. Adjust the paper guides to fit the paper size (if necessary).
  4. Push paper tray completely into the machine.

Get a Printer Online

If a printer is showing an offline message, it means it can’t communicate with the computer. Bringing a printer online means it can communicate with the computer and it can read and print.

Get a printer online

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Type Devices Manager in the search box.
  3. Click Devices Manager.
  4. Click the Action tab (in the top-menu).
  5. Click on the Devices and Printers.
  6. Right-click on the Offline Printer (it appears faded).
  7. Click on See what’s printing.
  8. Click on the Use Printer Offline.

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