Support for Resolving Error with Canon Printer on PC with Windows® XP
There is a plethora of error codes on any Canon printer configured to a Widows XP-based PC. For the most part, they are fairly simple to fix. The bulk of these errors are either related to problems with the paper or the software for which the printer was installed on the computer. Canon printers are relatively easy to install on a Windows XP-based computer; however, problems might arise if the computer’s main operating system has been changed.
- Canon printer errors due to Windows operating system upgrade
- Canon printer errors due to paper jams
- Canon printer errors due to cartridges
Canon printer errors due to Windows operating system upgrade
Any error that reads “6C10” while using a Canon printer most likely has to do with the upgrade of the operating system on the user’s computer, most notably, when the user upgrades from Windows XP to Windows 7. If it is a hardware issue, the user should consider taking the printer to a technician. However, another possibility is that the drivers are not installed properly on the computer. Problems with the cartridges can also cause this error code. The user should consider removing the cartridges and then replacing them again, ensuring that they are properly installed. Most likely, because of the transition between operating systems, i.e. from Windows XP to Windows 7, there are drivers that are not compatible or are simply missing. The best advice is to visit the manufacturer’s website and install all the latest drivers.
Canon printer errors due to paper jams
There are, of course, those errors that deal with paper jams. An error code “6A80” can either represent a sheet feeder error or a debugging unit. This means that there may be scattered bits of paper or other debris trapped inside the unit itself. The potential for this error is high; when the paper is removed from a jammed feeder, bits are prone to fall off and cause this error code. The user must inspect the inside of the printer thoroughly. This error can result from problems with the unit serving or the electronic card; however, the most likely cause is debris caught inside the printer interfering with the printer’s operation.
Many error codes deal directly with the cartridges. If the user receives an error message “U043”, it means that the printer is not able to read the cartridges. The most obvious solution is to turn on the printer and reset the cartridges so that the printer is able to read them. Other solutions include replacing the cartridges with new ones as the printer is either not able to recognize them or is recognizing them as foreign hardware. The user must ensure that the cartridges inserted are intended for the printer. Error “5100” indicates carriage jam, which means that there is an obstruction in the carriage (the part of the printer that holds the print head and the cartridges). Again, this can be fixed by turning the printer off and on.
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