Depending on the printer model and error message, there are a few different ways to reset an error message on a printer.
For many common error messages, restarting the printer can resolve the issue. To do this, turn off the printer, wait 10 to 15 seconds, and then turn the printer back on.
If restarting the printer does not resolve the error message, it may be necessary to reset the printer’s settings. This is particularly true for many Brother and Canon printers. Depending on the printer model and make, you may be able to reset the settings from either the printer itself or from the control panel of your computer, if applicable. Check the manufacturer website for instructions on how to do this.
Another way to reset a printer error message is to reset the printer’s spooler. This is a program which manages print jobs, and resetting the spooler will clear any errors with queued prints. To do this, open the “Run” dialogue box by pressing Windows+R and type “services.msc”. In the Services window, locate the “Print Spooler” service and right click it. Select the “Stop” option, wait a few minutes, and then select the “Start” option.
Finally, you may need to update or reinstall the printer’s driver. Drivers are the software programs that enable computers to communicate with a device, in this case the printer. Outdated or missing drivers can cause a range of issues including causing error messages. Check the manufacturer website for your printer model for the latest version of the driver and instructions on how to install it.
In summary, to reset an error message on a printer, start by restarting the printer, resetting the printer’s settings, resetting the printer’s spooler, and finally updating or reinstalling the printer driver.