How to Fix Canon Printer in Error State?
Fixing a “Canon printer in error state” issue is like waging a war against an army of Spartans. But no more! The following methods will help you:
Procedure 1: Fix the Ports
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select the ‘Device Manager’ option.
- From the TaskBar, click on the view option and select the option of ‘Show hidden devices.
- Scroll down the options, find and click on the ‘Port (COM & LPT)’ option.
- By double-clicking on it, you can expand the options.
- Select the Printer Port and right-click on it to drop down its options.
- Choose the Properties option and from the next window, select the ‘Port Settings’ tab.
- Hit on the ‘Use any interrupt assigned to Port’ from the given options and tick on the ‘Enable Legacy Plug and Play Detection’ box.
- Now, click on the ‘OK’ to apply the changes and close the window.
- Choose the option of ‘Restart’ from the Start Menu.
- When the computer restarts, use your printer and confirm that there is no such Canon printer error anymore.
Procedure 2: Restart the Canon Printer and Computer
- Go to the ‘Start’ button and click on the ‘Power’ icon.
- Choose the ‘Restart’ option and leave the system as it is for a while.
- Go to the Canon Printer and long-press the ‘Power’ button.
- When the printer switches off, wait for a minute, and turn on the ‘Power’ button again.
- Give a print command and check if the Canon printer in error state has been resolved.
Procedure 3: Verify the Internet Connection
- Check if your printer and computer are both connected with a strong network.
- Make sure that the network you are using has no issues at all.
- If there is any connectivity issue, fix it up.
- Once the connection problem is fixed, try running a test print job to see if the Canon printer error has gone.
Procedure 4: Reinstall your Printer Driver
Let’s first uninstall it using the following steps:
- On your Windows system, go to the Settings.
- Click on the ‘Devices’ and further open the ‘Printers & scanners’.
- Select the ‘Canon printer’ by its name and right-click on it to drop down the options.
- Choose the ‘Remove’ option and uninstall the printer driver from your system.
- If you have been asked to confirm your choice, click on ‘Yes’.
Procedure 5: Update the Driver
- Head to the ‘Control Panel’ and open the ‘Hardware and Sound’ folder.
- Select the ‘Device Manager’ and open it to find all the connected hardware devices.
- Find the ‘Printers’ and open it. Select the ‘Canon Printer’.
- Dropdown its options by clicking right and choosing ‘Update’
- When you have been asked for confirmation, click on the ‘Update driver’ and update it.
After going through this troubleshooting guide, we hope you will be able to fix the Canon Printer in Error State.