Dell printer not working | Not responding | Not printing

Want to know how to fix Dell printer not working issue?

Dell is the famous and renowned brand name in the world of electronics gadgets.

Dell develops, manufactures, sells and provides the customer support from pre-sale to post sale for its products.

Along with Dell printers and laptops , dell also sells servers, network switches, software, computer peripherals.

If you have bought the Dell printer and somehow you are unable to make it work or dell printer is not working suddenly, then, go through following steps to make your printer working:

Troubleshoot for USB cable printers:

  • Check if the USB cable connection is intact, if not then plug out the cable and plug in again across both ends.

  • You need to restart the computer.

  • To troubleshoot the printer, you need to turn it off.

  • Unplug the printer power cord from the A/C outlet or surge protector and wait at least 30 seconds.

  • Plug in the printer power cord again into the A/C outlet or surge protector

  • Turn on the printer.

  • Print the test page. If the printed page is according to the desired result , then , the printer is ready for use.There is no further action required.

  • You need to make sure that the desired printer is set as the default printer. For this, you need to go through following steps:

  • Press and hold the Windows key and then press the R key.

  • When you press Windows+R, you will get a Run box, in the space type

           shell:PrintersFolder and then, touch or click OK.

  • Click on the printer icon. The icon shows the model of the printer, so, click on the model that is connected to the PC.

  • Touch and hold or right click the desired printer.

  • Touch or click Set As Default Printer.

Networked Printers:

  • Those Dell printers that are connected through wired or wireless network not a USB cable, you need to make sure that printer is on the network and the printer portal settings and IP address are correct.

  • Once you have checked that printer is on the network, you need to run the Printer troubleshooter and automatically correct any printer issue.

  • Print a test page. When the page prints successfully no further action is required.

  • After the above step, you are required to perform a system restore to a time.

When the printer was working.You can do it by following method:

  • Click on Search then type Control Panel.

  • Click on Control Panel. In the search pane of Control Panel, type Recovery.

  • Select Recovery. Then open System Restore.

  • Then click on Next.

  • You need to choose the problem causing app, driver and then, select Next.

  • Click on Finish.

  • If the above troubleshooting options have not worked, then, you need to uninstall the printer driver, download and reinstall the printer driver.


Go Through Following Steps to Uninstall the Printer Driver:

  • Turn on the printer.

  • You need to make sure that the printer is connected to your computer be that USB cable, wireless or wired.

  • Make sure there is nothing in the print queue, if there is, then, you need to cancel a print job in the queue

  • Run the print troubleshooter to diagnose and correct any printer issue.

  • Uninstall the printer.


After uninstallation you need to install the printer drivers, try the following steps to install the driver:

  • You can download the driver from official website of Dell.

  • Open the browser and go to website to download the drivers.

  • You need to provide the printer’s service tag.

  • Once done, follow the instructions to install the printer driver.


Besides, if needed further help or need to make any kind of enquiry, then, you can contact the dell printer tech support team, the tech support executives of dell support team will provide end to end solution to your query.

The customer support team of dell is present 24/7 to help its customers.

So, contact dell printer tech support team to provide you the assistance regarding the issue of dell printer not working.


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