Ricoh is known for producing innovative and durable printers. These devices are user-friendly and built to help you print with ease. However, this does not mean that you would never encounter issues when using these printing devices. Just like other brands, Ricoh printers may not work properly, especially if they are not used correctly or maintained well.

Be it in the office or at home, a malfunctioning printer is an inconvenience. It can be a hindrance to productivity and even a source of frustration when the issue crops up while you are rushing to print an important document.

Resolving printer issues immediately is necessary not just to accomplish your task but also to save time.

Fortunately, some of these problems can be resolved without the help of professional Ricoh printer repair specialists. You just need to arm yourself with some printer troubleshooting knowledge. So, if you want to learn how to fix common printer issues, read on.

Ricoh Printer Red Light Error

A blinking red light is what a user, especially one who’s in a hurry, would not want to see. This is because this signifies that the printer won’t print.

To resolve the “Not Printing Error”, there are three main things that you need to check. First, ensure that the printer is properly plugged into a power source. Second, check if the printer is connected to the print network, either through an interface cable, wireless LAN or Bluetooth. Lastly, check if the paper tray is loaded with paper.

These are the most common causes of a red light error in Ricoh printers. As you can see, this is an error that can be easily fixed. So, there’s no need for you to fret the next time you encounter it.

Dirty Prints

Here, dirty means lined, smudged or distorted. When your printer is not releasing clean prints, the device’s drum or the fuser may be damaged or to be more specific, it may have a scratch. To fix this problem, the part needs to be replaced.

Are you experiencing the same issue on your photocopied documents? Check if the scanning glass, exposure glass and document feeder of your Ricoh multifunction copier are clean.

Sometimes, adhesive tape or correction tape on documents can leave residues on these printer parts. Over time, dirt sticks and accumulates on them which then appears on the copied or scanned documents. To solve this problem, all you need to do is to clean the part that is dirty.

Unable to Complete Printing

Did your device stop in the middle of a printing job? This typically happens when you are printing graphic-heavy files. The printing is interrupted because the computer slows down as it processes the large data.

What should you do? In most cases, you just have to wait. The printing should resume when the data processing is done.

Ricoh Printer Paper Jam

Paper jam is the most common printer problem across all brands. When you receive a paper jam error, the first thing you should do is to figure out where the stuck paper is.

Open the front cover and look for the paper. Then, gently pull it out with both hands. Don’t pull the paper forcefully or quickly; otherwise, it can get torn and a piece of it can get stuck inside. When this happens, it can be more difficult to remove the smaller piece of paper. When you’re done, close the cover; this should automatically reset the paper jam error.

Take note:

Some internal parts of the printer can be very hot. So, be careful when you’re looking for or removing the jammed paper.

Slow Printing

Is the device taking too long to print? This could be because of the selected print quality setting. If the device is set to print high quality printouts – higher resolution or dpi (dots per inch), then this may be the culprit behind the slow down.

What you can do is to adjust the quality to speed up the printing. Set it to draft or economy colour if a high quality printout is not necessary.

Low Quality or Faded Prints

Your printer might be low on toner if it is releasing faded or low quality prints. Another possible reason is your print quality setting – it might be on draft or economy mode.

Sometimes, the problem is not the printer but the paper you used. If your paper is coarse or damp, then your printouts won’t be of good quality. Hence, always make sure that the papers you are using are in excellent condition.

Are you experiencing printer issues that you can’t fix? Let us help you! We have printer repair specialists who are trained in fixing all types of Ricoh printers. Call us on +353 1 4800506 and we’ll send help right away!