CCRI CIS 101 - A+ Guide to Hardware (31 pages)

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A Guide to Hardware Managing Maintaining and Troubleshooting Sixth Edition Chapter 12 Supporting Printers Objectives Learn about printer types and features Learn how to install printers and share a printers and how to manage printer features add on devices and the printer queue Learn about routine maintenance tasks necessary to support printers Learn how to troubleshoot printer problems A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 2 Printer Types and Features To Configure Repair and Maintain printers Requires knowledge of printer types and features Understanding how a printer works Helps in logically diagnosing and resolving printer problems A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 3 Types of Printers Major categories Laser inkjet ink dispersion thermal printers and impact printers Figure 12 1 Okidata C3200n color laser printer A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 4 Laser Printers Laser printer electrophotographic printer Uses mechanical electrical and optical technologies Capable of handling and printing large volumes quickly and continuously Printer that is able to print on both sides of paper is called a duplex printer double sided printer How laser printers work Toner placed on electrically charged rotating drum Toner deposited on paper moving at drum speed Toner cartridge needs replacing most often There are 7 steps in the laser printing process A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 5 Laser Printers Seven steps in laser printing Processing image bitmap of final page stored in memory Conditioning drum surface charged to 600 V Writing laser beam writes 100 V discharge image to drum surface Developing toner 300 V applied to 100 V areas of the drum Transferring toner drawn off drum and onto positively charged paper Fusing heat melts and pressure roller presses fuse toner to paper Cleaning drum cleaned of residual toner and charge A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 6 Inkjet Printers Overview of inkjet printer technology Uses a type of ink dispersion printing Older inkjet printers didn t provide high quality resolution of laser printers Today s are photo quality Print head moves across paper One line of text created with each pass Ink applied to paper using matrix of small dots Plates with magnetic charge direct path to the page Different types of inkjets form droplets of ink in different ways A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 7 Inkjet Printers Comparing inkjet to laser printers Usually slower Provide color printing at a lower cost Images smudge on inexpensive paper Use only paper designed for inkjet printers Inkjet printer buying advice Printer using two or four separate cartridges Figure 12 4 The ink cartridges of an inkjet printer A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 8 Impact Printers Guidelines for maintaining print heads Keep the printer in a cool well ventilated area Do not print over 50 to 75 pages without a cool down Figure 12 6 Keep the print head of a dot matrix printer as cool as possible so that it will last longer A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 9 Impact Printers Overview of impact printer technology Best known impact printer dot matrix printer A print head moves across width of the paper Pins are used to print matrix of dots on the page Pins shoot against a cloth ribbon ink and lubrication Ribbon impacts paper and deposits ink Dot matrix printer technology advantages Continuous tractor feed allows event and data logging Can use carbon paper print multiple copies Extremely durable Last forever if maintained but usually not worth fixing A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 10 Thermal Printers Use heat to create an image Two types of thermal printers Direct thermal printer Burns dots onto special coated paper thermal paper Often used as receipt printers Thermal transfer printer Uses a ribbon that contains wax based ink Heating element melts ribbon onto thermal paper Used to print receipts bar code labels clothing labels or container labels Reliable and easy to maintain A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 11 Using Windows to Install Share and Manage Printers Printers can connect to a single computer or a network Local printer attached to a PC using a port or wireless connection Network printer has an Ethernet port to connect directly or uses Wi Fi to connect to an access point OS compatible print drivers required Use 32 bit drivers for a 32 bit OS and 64 bit drivers for a 64 bit OS Windows 7 has many drivers built in or drivers can be downloaded from manufacturer s website A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 12 Figure 12 10 A shared local printer and a network printer A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 13 Installing A Local or Network Printer Ways to install a local USB printer Plug in USB printer Windows 7 Vista installs printer automatically Launch the installation program Installing a non USB local printer or network printer using Windows 7 Vista Verify printer on and available In Windows 7 Control Panel click Devices and Printers A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 14 Installing A Local or Network Printer Installing a non USB local printer or network printer using Windows 7 Vista cont d Click Add a printer and select the type of printer Local or Network Windows searches for available printers Select printer from the list and click Next Tell Windows where to find the printer drivers Follow the wizard to install the printer Send a test page to ensure proper setup A test page can be sent anytime through the Printer Properties dialog box A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 15 Sharing an Installed Printer Windows 7 make sure Turn on file and printer sharing is selected General steps for Windows Open the printer s Properties dialog box select Sharing Select Share this printer enter name for the printer Make drivers available in Additional Drivers window 32 bit operating systems select x86 64 bit operating systems select x64 A Guide to Hardware Sixth Edition Cengage Learning 2013 16 Installing a Shared Printer In Windows make sure to Turn on file and printer sharing Two ways to install a shared printer on a remote computer Use Windows 7 Devices and Printers window Use Windows Explorer the Network or My Network Places window Figure 12 26 Install a shared printer using Windows Explorer A Guide to Hardware


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