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logan Smithlogan Smith answered 11 months ago

Canon Printers are one of the most immeasurable products in the market produced by Canon Inc. In earlier days, Canon Inc. was on the top rank in making printer engines; most of the organizations were using the printer engines of the Canon Inc. in their printers. HP, Apple, and organizations were initially using Canon’s LBO-CX print engine in their printers.

Canon Inc., after completing its era in printer engines, it started to make their own printers by using their own printer engines, and the era of Canon Inc. has arrived, and the Canon printers became popular simultaneously with the Canon Cameras.

Canon Inc. introduced both wired and wireless printers with heavy in features. Canon printers are much more capable of printing thousands of documents effectively, and it also works for a long time. But a time arrives when a Canon printer can stop working due to any reason. It can be any reason behind the malfunctioning of a Canon printer, so first, have a look at primary troubles, check out that it is a hardware or a software problem such as a printer is prompting an error message, or a warning light is blinking on the printer.

Be assured that there must be sheets available in the tray, check out the toner and ink levels in the cartridges, the ends of the USB cable must be connected to the peripherals and the power supply cords, or if your printer is wireless, so check out the network connections between the printer and peripherals.

Most of the network or wireless printers are unreliable in order to their connections, so connect your wireless Canon printers via USB cable if you go through an error related to Network Connection.
The Key reasons behind Canon Printer that won’t print:

  • Printing jobs stuck in the printer queue because of too many printing requests.
  • The printer can’t print if Paper Jams.
  • Wireless Connections and Faulty Drivers let the printer not to print.
  • Improper Power supply to the printer.
  • Mobile printing applications are not able to sync to the wireless Canon printers.
  • Improper installation of firmware and firewall in the printer.
  • Outdated Canon printer
  • Incorrect size of the sheets installed in the printer.
  • Unsecure connection between the printer and the Network Wi-Fi.
  • The printer is out of the range in the list of the shared network due to having a more distance between the peripherals in a wireless connection.
  • Printers can’t print if so many printers are connected in a single wireless connection due to network jam.
  • Outdated Canon printer software makes it inconsistent.
  • Incorrect password
  • Installation of Faulty
  • Improper Maintenance of the printer head.

Steps to resolve Communication Error between the Computer and the Canon Printer
In most of the situations, the lack of communication between the Computer System and the Printer is only the primary reason behind Canon Printer Won’t Print.
Follow the steps to resolve this issue:

  1. Turn ON your Canon Wireless Printer, press the Setup button, go to the Wireless Lan Setup, and click on OK.
  2. Now, select the Easy Setup and click on OK.
  3. Type the Wi-Fi Password after selecting the Access Point and then click OK.
  4. In order to install the driver of the Canon printer, insert the Setup disk into your computer system and run the setup file.
  5. Choose the Easy Install, then click on the Install button. Now, on the newly loaded page, you’ll find a Printer on Network option. If you find it, then click on that option before proceeding further on the next step.
  6. Click on the Next button to install the driver of the Canon printer into your computer system and wait for a while till the installation process is completed.
  7. Try to run a test printing job after completing the installation process of the driver. If the Canon printer prints your document, then your issue is resolved, if not, then follow the other steps.

Fixes to Resolve Canon Printer Won’t Print
There can be various reasons behind the Canon Printer Won’t Print; following are the few techniques for resolving the issue Printer Won’t Print.

  • Troubleshooting Technique
  • Go through with the Printer Troubleshooter
  • Reboot the Print Spooler Service
  • Install the latest Printer Driver
  • Setting up the Correct Printer Port
  • Set the Canon Printer as Default Printer

Troubleshooting Technique
First, check the connection between the Canon Printer and the peripheral devices. So, it is a must to check the connection of the Canon Printer.
Check the connection if you use a wired canon printer:

  • Be assured that the ends of the wire must be connected to the power cord and the peripheral devices.
  • Always connect the printer directly to the computer system without using a hub.
  • If a USB port is not working on your computer system, then try to connect the printer via another USB port.
  • Also, try to connect the printer through another cable, check if this works.

Check the connection if you use a wireless canon printer:

  • Have a look at all network connections as well as at peripheral network devices such as a modem and router.
  • Check the status of the network connection on your printer and be assured that the printer must be connected to the network correctly.
  • Try to reconnect your printer or, if needed, then change the network cable if your printer used to connect via wired connections.
  • For wireless canon printers, try to connect your printer to the work or home network.

Note: You can also go through with the printer manual instructions while reconnecting your network printer.
Check the connection if you used to connect your printer via Bluetooth:

  • Be assured that the distance between the printer and computer should not be too much, and distance should be preferred as less as can.
  • Try to reconnect your printer to the computer system; check if this works.

Note: Go through with the printer manual instructions regarding the Bluetooth issue that how can your printer be reconnected to the computer system.
Go through with the Printer Troubleshooter
Built-in troubleshooter in windows is capable of checking the Canon Printer’s bugs and can fix them also.

To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Window button on your keyboard, type troubleshoot in the search bar, and then click on the Troubleshooting or Troubleshoot from the search results.
  2. Wait till opening the troubleshooter.
    1. If you are a Windows 10 user, click on the Printer and then Run the troubleshooter.
    2. If you are working on Windows 7, then click on Use a Printer.
  3. Now, proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the process of troubleshooting.

Check, if this resolves your Printer.

Reboot the Print Spooler Service

The prime work of the Printer Spooler Service is that it manages the communication between the printer and computer system, and also manages printing jobs.

If this service is not working correctly, then it causes to be the reason behind the Canon Printer won’t print properly. So, it is best to reset this service.
Follow the steps to reset this service:

  1. Press the Window + R button simultaneously on your keyboard to administer the Run dialog box.
  2. Type msc in the search bar and press enter button on your keyboard. It will redirect you to the Services window.
  3. Click on the Print Spooler, click on the Restart option.
  4. Now, take a test print to check if this resolves your printer.

Install the latest Printer Driver
It is must to be confident about the installed printer driver on your computer. It can cause Canon Printer won’t print issues because of the wrong printer driver or outdated version of it.

If you don’t want to update the driver manually, so it is preferred to do it automatically through Driver Easy.

Disk Easy automatically attains the configuration of your computer system, then download the required driver, and installs it on your computer.

So, you don’t have to worry about downloading, installing the wrong driver, and causing mistakes during installation.

Steps to install the driver via Driver Easy:

  1. First, download and install the Driver Easy.
  2. Open the Driver Easy and click on the Scan Now Now, Driver Easy starts to scan your computer and finds out the errors related to the printer driver.
  3. Find out your printer in the errors detected list and click on the Update button accessible next to the name of your Canon Printer. It will let you download and install the latest version of the printer driver in your computer system.

Setting up the Correct Printer Port
The wrong configuration of the port of the Canon Printer can be the reason behind Canon Printer won’t print.

Follow the provided steps to configure the printer port correctly:

  1. Press the Window + R button simultaneously on your keyboard to administer the Run dialog box.
  2. Type control in the search bar and press the enter button on your keyboard. It will redirect you to the All Control Panel Items 
  3. Select the Large icons in the drop-down following the View by.
  4. Click on the Devices and Printers 
  5. Do right click on your Canon Printer and then click on the Printer Properties.
  6. Click on the Change Properties 
  7. Now, click on the Port tab and check the accessible ports that may be as follows:
    1. May contain the name of your printer.
    2. If you used to connect your printer via USB, then it may have USB or DOT 4 in the info.
    3. If you use a wireless printer, then it may have WSDnetwork, or IP in the info.
    4. Click on the Apply 
  8. To be assured with your choice, click on the General tab and then click on the Print Test Page.

Check if this works for your Canon Printer; if not, then repeat step 7 and 8 until your Printer starts a print.
Set the Canon Printer as Default Printer
Whenever you download and install third-party software, it sometimes adds a virtual copy of your Canon Printer in the Control Panel and that virtual printer automatically set as default printer on your computer system without knowing you.

So, whenever you try to print anything, it prompts you with accessible options like save a document or file on your computer system rather send that printing job for printing on the Canon printer.

To be confident about installed incompatible printer drivers or virtual copies of your printer, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Window + R button simultaneously on your keyboard to administer the Run dialog box.
  2. Type control in the search bar and press the enter button on your keyboard. It will redirect you to the All Control Panel Items 
  3. Select the Large icons in the drop-down following the View by.
  4. Click on the Devices and Printers 
  5. Do right click on your Canon Printer and then click on the set as a Default 
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