Canon Troubleshooting Guide

It is often noticed that Canon printers experience a few issues from time to time. These issues can be rectified within a matter of minutes with the right instructions. Canon printers are efficient but the true quality of an efficient printer is to note the recovery time or the troubleshooting methods that are to be used to rectify the printer issues.

Here are a few instructions that can be used to remove some of the common issues such as the printer not printing, the printer is not responding or connectivity issues. Follow the steps below to assist in the removal of these issues and the Canon printer will be ready to function in no time.

Canon Printer Troubleshooting

Printer Issues

Canon Printer not Printing

This is the most common issue one would face when using a printer. The Canon printer at times will fail to function and perform printing tasks. The steps here will help rectify these issues and allow the Canon printer to begin working once again without any issues.

  • Begin the process by first checking if the Canon printer is connected to a wireless network.
  • Check if the Canon printer is set as the default printer.
  • Use the Control Panel on the device to do so.
  • Ensure that the Canon printer driver is updated.
  • Put all the ongoing printing tasks on hold and proceed further.
  • Following this, delete the printing tasks.
  • Restart the Canon printer and check if it continues to function.

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Canon printer paper jam

The printer will display through an alert on the screen that there is a paper jam. This issue should be addressed at once to use the Canon printer without any further disruptions. A paper jam indicates that a sheet of paper is stuck inside the printer and it cannot move further unless the jammed paper is removed.

Follow these steps to ensure the issue of the paper jam is removed from the Canon printer.

  • Disconnect the Canon printer from the power supply.
  • The first step would be to locate where the jam has taken place.
  • Check the paper feeding tray if there is any paper that is stuck.
  • Following this, open the paper output cover. Check if the jam has occurred here.
  • On locating the issue, the paper had to be pulled out with force.
  • It should be done in this manner to avoid any bits of paper from being left behind.
  • The paper should not tear neither should it be stuck.
  • After the paper is removed, close the paper feeding tray and the output tray.
  • With this, the issue of a paper jam in the Canon printer will be removed.
Canon printer paper jam

Canon printer Ink Cartridge issues

Another common issue that occurs with Canon printers is the cartridge issues. But, these issues can also be removed with the right instructions. Note that these steps are to be followed to avoid any further mishap that could cause damage to the Canon printer.

Follow these routine steps to keep the Canon printer in good shape

  • Make sure the printer is often physically serviced to avoid frequent breakdowns. Ensure that every time the cartridges are replaced an alignment test is completed to make sure the process is completed accurately. Complete a test print to deal with the issue immediately if there is any.
  • After inserting or replacing the existing cartridges and there seems to be an error, follow these steps. Remove the cartridge, clean it and then insert it back. The issue that caused an error would have been dust that was found on the cartridges that caused the Canon printer to not accept the cartridges.
  • If the issue continues to prevail and the device indicates that the cartridge can not be identified then shut the Canon printer down for a few seconds. Turn it back on and check if the issue still prevails.
  • If the Canon printer has a printhead, then it should be kept aside, upside down for a few weeks. At times this is required as the ink from the cartridges may not reach the printhead and this could cause the issue and prevent the printers from functioning.
Canon printer Ink Cartridge issues

Canon printer Not responding Error

There will be times the Canon printer will fail to function and there will not be any response when commands are sent to the printer. Here are the steps that can be followed to make sure the printer continues to function without any further issues.

  • Ensure that the Canon printer is connected to a wireless connection.
  • For this, move over to the printer’s display and check.
  • If there seems to be an issue, reconnect the Canon printer to a wireless connection.
  • Choose the wireless icon and then follow the steps to the wireless setup wizard.
  • Locate the wifi connection. Enter the details and connect it.
  • If the issue continues ensure to check the Canon printer driver is updated.
  • Update the driver and check if the printer continues to function.
  • As a final step, uninstall the Canon printer driver.
  • Reinstall the driver for the Canon printer and check.
  • Restart the printer, check the network connection and print.
Canon printer Not responding Error

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Windows 10 Canon Printer Problem

Here are the steps to be followed to remove the issues of the Canon printer problem when it fails to function in a Windows 10 device. Follow the below steps to quickly remove the issue and begin using the Canon printer without any hassle.

  • Power up the Canon printer and the Windows device.
  • Check if there is a proper wifi connection.
  • Note that the windows device and the printer should be connected to the same network.
  • Following this, complete a check to ensure that the Canon printer driver is updated.
  • If the issue continues, uninstall the driver and proceed to reinstall it.
  • To uninstall the driver, on the Windows device open the Control Panel.
  • Here, choose Printers and Devices. Then locate the Canon printer.
  • Right-click on the printer model and then choose Uninstall.
  • After that uninstallation is complete, move over to the Canon Support page.
  • Enter the details of the printer and download the Canon printer driver.
  • Install it and set up the Canon printer. With this, the printer will continue to function on the Windows device.

Canon printer setup using windows 11

  • First, complete the First-time Canon printer setup using the Windows 11 system interface connection.
  • You can use the USB or Wireless connection method to interface the system printer.
  • Now, turn on the printer and Windows 11 using the stable power & network connection.
  • On the active Windows 11 system, use the Start button. Then, use the search tab and enter the control panel on it.
  • On the resultant page, click the Devices & Printers option.
  • Use the proceeding page and hit the Add printer option. Now, the add device page will search for your Canon printer.
  • Click to the scanned/desired Canon printer. If the respective printer is not available, choose the below option- The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  • Enter the printer-required details to locate the Canon printer manually and choose the Next option.
  • Then, you will get the update the printer driver page, choose the Windows Update option.
  • Wait till the update and add the printer to the software. Ensure the Canon printer setup using Windows 11 by testing sample print.

Canon printer Scanning Problems

There are times where the Canon Scanner could continue to face issues despite the recent update and the reinstallation of the Canon printer driver. To rectify the issues that could occur, follow the instructions below.

  • First, the Canon printer has to be connected to a device.
  • This can take place in two ways – USB or Wireless Network.
  • The device will have to have a Canon printer driver to access the files that are being scanned in the all-in-one Canon printer.
  • Download the driver from the Canon website and install the driver.
  • Set up the connection between the device and the Canon printer using the options mentioned above.
  • Then, choose the Get Started option, choose all programs, Accessories and finally Camera Wizard.
  • This will allow scanned files to be saved on the device.
  • Choose the file option, select Save and then indicate where the scanned file has to be saved.

With this, the Canon printer issue will no longer prevail and the Canon Scanner can be used without any issues.

Canon printer Scanning Problems

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