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Printer Issues - What to Do When Your Canon Printer Stops Working

Printers are the commonest and most essential devices used by organizations, offices, schools, homes etc. to meet their different printing needs. A printer is used to generate hard copy of everything from beautiful photos, images, papers, to simple documents etc.

Canon printers are ranked among the most trusted printing devices that people put in their faith to. However, like all other technical devices, Canon printers can also malfunction at times. The reasons can vary as per the nature of the problem.

Common Issues

Some issues are common in nature and can be fixed easily with little knowledge and patience. See the list below for more information:

o Paper quality issues

o Corrupt printer drivers

o Out of paper, paper jam, no response

o Empty/faulty ink or toner cartridge

o Power failure, printer cable failure

o Recent changes made to the printer

The Self-Help Guide

As I said earlier, most of the common issues can be dealt with ease and little patience. This guide will help you work around your printer and resolve the issues on your own, thus saving time as well as money.

Restart Computer/printer- Sometimes, a simple rebooting resolves the problem fully as it retunes the printer software.

Print quality issues- One of the most frequent problems Sublimation printing process is to get a poorly printed paper with smudged lines, letters, half paper inside printer etc. First thing you need to do is to check your ink/toner cartridge if it is empty. Replace the empty cartridge with a new one. If it is not empty, then clean the printer with a clean, dry cloth. Sometimes, the dirt or dried toner flakes accumulate inside the device and cause problem in quality printing. If the paper stock inside printer tray is not fanned, it may cause problem as the device may not be able to take sheets individually due to their stickiness.

Corrupt Drivers- If your printer's driver has gone faulty then remove it and download latest, compatible driver to resume the functions. A driver is a software that establishes communication between a printer and a computer. It is advised that you download drivers from your vendor's or publisher's website. These usually have a list of devices and their compatible drivers. Also, if you upgraded your operating system (OS) or computer (but didn't upgrade drivers) or purchased a new printer but it has an out-dated software CD, you should install latest, compatible drivers for your printer to work.

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