How to Delete Printer Memory

By Sabrina Ashley

The printer is an important part of many computers, but sometimes the computer doesn't complete print jobs or displays errors messages. Cutting the printer off and then on again sometimes helps, but in most cases, deleting the printer memory is the best course of action. Removing or clearing the printer memory takes only a few steps. Once the printer is back on, it resets itself, eliminating any problems you may have had.

Step 1

Save any projects you are working on, and shut down the computer. Click the "Start" menu, and click "Turn off Computer" to begin the shutdown process.

Step 2

Turn off the printer by pressing the power button on the front of the unit.

Step 3

Unplug the printer from the electrical wall outlet or from the surge protector.

Step 4

Wait three to five minutes for the printer to power down completely.

Step 5

Plug the printer cord back into the electrical outlet.

Step 6

Press the power button to turn on the printer. The printer resets itself and now has a clear memory.