Checking the ready state of a device

You can check to see if a device is in a ready state.

To determine whether the device is in a ready state, do the following:

  1. Check that the device's Ready indicator is on.
  2. Check that removable media, such as tape, diskette, and optical devices, are inserted correctly.
  3. Check the ribbon, the paper supply, and the toner supply for printers and plotters.
  4. Check that the write medium is write-enabled if you are trying to write to the device.

Did your checks correct the problem with the device? If your check of the device's ready state did not correct the problem, go to the next step.