Chapter 4

Managing Printers


Bullet Identifying paper feeder mechanisms

Bullet Understanding types of printers

Bullet Identifying printer connections

Bullet Identifying common printer problems

Bullet Understanding preventive maintenance and safety precautions

In today’s business world, maintaining a printing environment is one of the most time-consuming parts of managing a network. For a supposedly paperless era, we seem to spend a lot of time troubleshooting why a printer won’t print!

For the exam This chapter introduces you to the different types of printers and describes how each type of printer works, which is important for the A+ certification exams. From an exam point of view, be sure you are extremely comfortable with the parts of a laser printer and the six phases of the laser printer’s print process — you are guaranteed to get some questions on it!

Be sure to also go over the troubleshooting sections. I ...

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