Is your Canon printer not doing what it is supposed to do? Is it not printing properly? Worst, is it can’t be turned on? The do-it-yourself Canon Printer Troubleshooting software can resolve the issue. However, if the problem persists, then the only recourse is to return the unit if it still under warranty, or contact the manufacturer for repairs.
Canon Printer Troubleshooting 101
- Check your cords and cables. Ensure that the printer’s power cord is plugged onto the wall outlet; and the USB cable is firmly connected to the computer or laptop.
- Do a visual inspection. Open the top cover of the printer and do a visual inspection. Check for stuck paper or foreign objects; and do remove carefully.
- Identify the Printer Error or Printer Issue. Observe the indicator lights flashing in a specific pattern. Then, check and consult the printer manual for the corresponding error code. Do follow the processes on how to fix the error. If on the first try the problem persists, go through the steps again and test more troubleshooting steps until the printer is workable again.
- Restart your computer, if the computer has stopped recognizing your printer or print queue has stopped responding due to a software error.
- Uninstall and reinstall the Canon software. An obsolete software is a possible cause to a nonworking printer. Try to uninstall and reinstall the software that came with the printer and then check the official Canon website for the newer version of the software driver.
- Check and review the Canon printer software settings. Open the printer software and click “Properties” or “Options” tab; and then choose “Test Alignment” or “Clean Print Heads,” depending on the version of the software being used. Wait for the printer to do its work, and then print a test page.
These are just basic Canon Printer Troubleshooting that you can do on your own that will make your printer workable again.