Most Common Canon Printer and Canon Ink Cartridge Problems and Troubleshooting

There is a large array of Canon Printers that are available for your purchase. Quite a number of them are at the top of the popularity charts when it comes to choosing a printer and accessories for home or office. The best part about Canon printer and ink cartridge problems is that more often than not they can be troubleshot very easily.

Here are a few problems that one might encounter while using Canon Printer and Canon Ink Cartridges.

Printer Jam

One of the most frustrating problems faced by a Canon printer user would be paper jams. These are not restricted to Canon printers alone, but all printers can gives this problem at one time or another. There are various reasons why printers jam. The accumulation of dirt could be one of the reasons, and so could the fact that the wrong type of paper is being used. Another reason for printer jam could be the fact that the printer rollers have worn down. The best way to troubleshoot this problem would be to keep all printer components clean. Moreover, replace the roller after a given time.

Driver Problems

Another common Canon printer problem is the ‘Driver’ error. At times, a message might pop onto your screen saying ‘Cant find the driver for the operating system’ The problem revolves around new operating systems requiring new drivers for an old or existing printer. This, as can be seen, is a software problem and as such is not a printer problem in its entirety. You have to load a new driver to troubleshoot this particular problem.

No Print

At times, you might give the order for print, but there is no print. The paper just goes into the printer, and comes out as clear as it was when it went inside. There is absolutely no print. The reason for this could be an empty ink cartridge. The answer to your problem, in this case, would be to get a new ink cartridge or refill the cartridge. Another reason for this problem could be the clogging of the cartridge head. In such cases, you need to get the head unclogged using the various printer tools at your disposal. More often than not, in such problems the printer will display an error message, which will tell you exactly what has gone wrong. You can address the problem accordingly.

Another Ink Cartridge Problem

There is no doubt that replacing your empty ink cartridges with brand new cartridges is an expensive process. Therefore, many people choose to refill the old cartridges or buy refurbished cartridges. The problem lies in the fact that at times, a Canon printer that you are using might not recognize the refurbished cartridge, or a cartridge of a different manufacturer. Also, when you put in third party ink or cartridge, the manufacturer’s warranty is void. So, you cannot demand a maintenance service in case of problems. Therefore to avoid such a problem, make sure that you use only Canon compatible cartridges in your printer.

This Article is written by John C Arkin.



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