Canon® Printer is Not Working
What are the causes and tips to fix canon printer if it is not working?
Usually, Canon printer problems occur at the most inopportune moments. The printer could produce breathtakingly beautiful printout, when they are in good working order, but when you get a problem with your Canon printer, it can be very frustrating. The paper jams are the most common causes of printer problem. Your canon printers jam for any number of reasons, including dirt in the paper path, the wrong type of paper being used, or worn printer rollers. By keeping printer components clean you can prevent paper jam problems, but roller replacement may also be necessary, and this can be a difficult job. To detect problems earlier check ink levels of ink cartridges as they run out fast. You might be out of ink if your printer looks like it is printing but nothing comes out on the page.
The causes and tips to fix canon printer not working issue are given below:
- Ink cartridge problems
- Check the power cord
- Computer has stopped recognizing printer
Ink cartridge problems
One of the reasons for canon printer not working is either the print head is clogged, or else there is some other issue with the print head. Most Canon printers let you remove the print head by flipping a lever and taking out the print head together with all the cartridges. You can try to clean the ink jet nozzles. Or replace the print head and the cartridges and try again. If this does not work, another possibility is to get a set of cleaning cartridges.
Check the power cord
Check whether your Canon printer has its indicator lights flashing in a specific pattern and then consult your manual to see if there is a corresponding error code. Continue on with more troubleshooting if it is not displaying a specific error code. You must make sure that the power cord is plugged into your wall outlet and the USB cable is firmly connected to your computer. To see if there is a piece of paper stuck in the paper feed, open the top of the printer and do a quick visual inspection.
Computer has stopped recognizing printer
In case the computer has stopped recognizing your printer or the print queue has stopped responding due to a software error restart your computer and attempt to print off something new. Navigate to your computer's Control Panel and click on the Printers and Faxes option, click on the "Add A Printer" button if your Canon printer is not showing up in the list. Follow on-screen instructions so that your computer will run a test to try to detect the printer.
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