How to Fix My Canon Printer

How to Fix My Canon Printer?

Canon is a reliable brand and its products are good enough to serve you for years and years. But in some cases, they suddenly stop working due to various reasons, which normally are solvable without any external or expert help. Before moving to troubleshoot, let’s have a look at possible reasons for the issues.

How to Fix: Canon Printer Not Responding

  • If your canon printer won’t print, maybe the communication between your Mac or Windows system and the Pixma printer is lost. For that, reset your system and try carrying out a printing job.
    • Meanwhile, keep the printer as close to the router as possible for maximum signal strength.
    • In order to check the signal strength, print the network settings sheet and follow the necessary steps to resolve the canon printer, not the printing issue.
  • The canon printer can also stop responding if the printer is not properly connected to the router.
    • To make the communication better, restart both and then try.
  • Activated firewall software can also be a reason for the distortion of communication between the system and the printer.
    • Turn off all such applications on your system temporarily to see if that solves the issue
  • Lastly, make sure that the Pixma printer and the system, both are connected to the same network connection.

How to Fix: Canon Printer Won’t Print Wirelessly

  • If the canon Pixma is not printing wirelessly, try restarting all the connected devices i.e. router, printer, and system.
    • Switch off everything and start over.
    • Remove the cable from the printer’s rear and disconnect it from your PC.
    • Then firstly, turn the printer on and wait for a few seconds.
    • Then start the system. Once it’s started, reinsert the power cable into the printer and rebuild the connection.
    • Then restart the router and connect the printer and the system to the same network connection.
    • Once everything is restarted, trying taking out a test print to check if the issue is resolved.
  • Other than that, check for unfinished printing jobs, stuck in queue previously.
  • Also, look for the new updates of the printer’s drivers and ensure that the installed drivers are up to date.

How to Fix: Canon Printer Printing Blank Pages

Canon printer printing blank pages issue could occur in any model of this brand’s printers. This issue is common and resolvable as well. Let’s learn about why my canon printer is not printing and what can we do to resolve this.

  • First of all, we need to make sure that the ink cartridge that we are using is original canon ink or compatible with the Canon PIXMA printer.
  • Secondly, make sure that the Canon printer is not placed on a too hot surface.
  • Then, try cleaning the printhead of the canon PIXMA printer from your device.
    • To do so, click on ‘My Computer’ and open ‘Control Penal’.
    • Then, select the ‘Devices and Printers option.
    • Right-click on the Canon PIXMA printer’s name displaying on the screen and click on ‘Properties’.
    • Click on ‘Preferences’, then select the ‘Services’ option.
    • Then, click on the ‘Clean printhead’ option.
    • Carry out these steps unless the printhead is completely cleaned.
    • After that, take out a sample print to check if the issue is resolved and the printer is not printing blank pages anymore.
  • If you have recently changed the cartridge, maybe the new one is not supported by the Canon Pixma printer. Trying to replace the cartridge if the blank pages issue persists.

How to Fix: Canon Printer Won’t Print Black

If the canon Pixma printer is not printing black, the reason could be that the ink nozzles are clogged. Try cleaning the nozzles by following the below-listed steps:

  • First of all, ensure that the papers in the tray are enough to be used for the job.
  • Then raise the paper tray and its extension.
  • Click on the ‘Setup’ button on the operator penal of your printer to initiate the process of unclogging the nozzle.
  • Then press the ‘Tools’ button and select the ‘maintenance’ option.
  • Press the ‘OK’ button, select ‘deep cleansing option’ and press the ‘OK’ button again.
  • Wait till the cleaning process completes. It will take around 3 to 5 minutes.
  • After it’s completed, the ‘Pattern print confirmation’ dialog box will appear on the control penal.
  • Press the ‘OK’ button to finish.

After completing the steps you can print documents through a canon printer. These are some of the basic steps to fix canon printer.

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