How To Troubleshoot Canon Printers

How To Troubleshoot Canon Printers

In the event that your Canon printer isn’t printing at all or even turning on at all, you don’t necessarily need to return it or take it to a repair shop. Your printer can be up and running again in a matter of minutes by following a few simple troubleshooting methods.

Step 1

Consult your user manual if the indicator lights on your Canon printer flash according to a specific pattern. If the error code isn’t displayed, follow the manual’s directions to fix the problem, or proceed with further troubleshooting.

Step 2

Make sure the power cord is plugged into a wall outlet and the USB cable is securely connected to your computer. Open the printer’s lid and perform a quick visual inspection to see if any paper has become stuck in the paper feed.

Step 3

If your computer has stopped recognising your printer or the print queue has stopped responding due to a software error, restart it and try printing again.

Step 4

Navigate to your computer’s “Control Panel” and select the “Printers and Faxes” option. If your Canon printer is not listed, click the “Add A Printer” button. Follow the on-screen instructions to have your computer run a test to see if the printer is detectable.

Step 5

Uninstall and reinstall the Canon software that came with your printer, then go to their official website and download the latest software driver.

Step 6

In the Canon printer software, go to the “Properties” or “Options” tab. Select “Test Alignment” or “Clean Print Heads” depending on which version of the software you’re using. Before printing a test page, wait for the printer to finish its alignment. If the test page does not print properly, contact Canon for repair or replacement options.


Ques. What’s the deal with my Canon printer not working?

It’s possible that your printer isn’t responding because you’re using an out-of-date or wrong printer driver. To find out if this is the case for you, you should update your Canon printer driver. If you don’t have the time, patience, or ability to update your drivers yourself, Driver Easy can do it for you.

Ques. How can I perform a printer diagnosis?

By clicking or double-clicking the Printers, Printers and Fax, or Devices and Printers icon, you can select it. From the right-click menu of the printer you want to test, select Properties or Printer Properties. If your printer isn’t shown, it’s because it isn’t installed. In the printer’s Properties panel, click the Print Test Page button.

Ques. What’s the deal with my Canon wireless printer not printing?

Turn off and unplug your printer if there have been no changes to your wireless network (new router, new router password, etc.). Unplug your wireless router for 15 seconds and then reconnect it. Plug the printer back in and turn it on after it has fully initialised. Try printing again.

Ques. How can I reinstall my Canon printer?

Instructions for resetting a Canon printer

  • To begin, start your printer and navigate to the menu option.
  • Use the directional arrows to conduct actions in the setup menu.
  • Click OK after navigating to the Device settings.
  • To begin, choose Reset settings and then press OK.

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