Is your printer getting more sleep than you are? Is your printer harder to wake up than a teenager facing finals? Let’s see if we can find you a way to get your machine to “wakey wakey” without you yelling at it, which won’t work by the way.
First – what is the energy save mode / sleep mode? The low power mode and sleep mode are the modes the printer goes into after a set time of no use. The low power / sleep mode saves energy, but keeps the printer online and ready to process your task when you are.
Second – How do you set the low power and sleep modes? From the online solution for setting the power save feature: You can set the time the printer spends idle in ready mode before the printer transitions to a lower power level.
There are two levels of Power Saver mode.
- Mode 1 (Low Power): The printer shifts from Ready mode to Low Power mode to reduce standby power consumption.
- Mode 2 (Sleep): The printer shifts from Low Power mode to Sleep mode for a greater reduction in power consumption.
The printer exits Power Saver mode automatically when it receives data from a connected device.
To exit Power Saver mode manually, on the control panel, press the Power Saver, Power or Wake button. For step by step instructions for setting the low power and sleep modes search sleep in the online support for your model of printer.
Normally the printer should wake when data is received. If it does not wake check the port settings for the printer.
- At your computer click Start, click Control Panel or Settings and the select Devices and Printers.
- Right-click the printer and go to Printer Properties.
- Select the Ports tab and then select Configure Port.
- Make sure there are no check marks in LPR Byte Counting Enabled and SNMP Status Enabled and then select OK.
These steps should resolve the not waking issue on most printers. If the printer continues to not wake when data is sent then consider posting on the Xerox Community Support Forum or contacting your local support centre for additional assistance.