Canon Printer Not Responding Error - Solutions and Fixes
If you have a Canon printer and one day you discover that for no apparent reason your printer won't work anymore and you're faced with an error message out of the blue, this can become a major source of headaches, especially if you need that printer for your day-to-day work.
This article will give you a few ideas you can try for relatively easy fixes for a Canon printer that is acting up and won't work properly. The fixes are all relatively simple, but they will usually take care of the majority of common issues.
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Check your Canon printer’s cable connections
First, before you start worrying something has gone horribly wrong, make sure you check all your cable connections. That means both the power cable of the printer and the cable connecting your Canon to your PC. Loose plugs and connections are probably the cause of more worries than actual hardware or software issues.
Once you make sure all cables are plugged properly, try your printing task once again and see if the error persists.
Reinstall your Canon printer’s drivers
If cables are not the source of the problem, the next thing you should consider is reinstalling your Canon printer's driver. Either use the drivers that came with the printer when you bought it, in case you don't have easy internet access, or visit Canon's website and find the support and drivers section.
Download the driver package that corresponds to your exact Canon printer's model or at the very least its product family. Make sure to also select the appropriate driver package for your operating system's version and type - 32 or 64 bit.
Run the driver installer package and let it finish replacing your existing driver, then reboot your system and try your printing task again.
Consider getting the hardware services
If both your cable connections and your drivers are in order, and your printer is not accessed through a complex networking setup, there is a fair chance that the hardware may be acting up. Consider taking your Canon printer into service so a qualified technician can take a closer look at it and replace any possible faulty parts.