Why is my Canon printer not printing?


Why is my Canon printer not printing?

On this page, we’ve explained how to troubleshoot a non-printing Canon printer. If your Canon printer is not printing, run the basic troubleshooting check-up. If the power cable is damaged or the paper is jammed inside the printer, the device may stop printing. Let’s see some methods to fix the Canon printer not printing issue.


Reset The Canon Printer:

  • First, you have to press the power button to turn OFF the printer.
  • Remove the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  • Reconnect the power cord to your printer and then press the power button to turn it on.
  • If the power cord is damaged, buy a new one. Connect one end of the newly bought power cord to the printer and the other end to the electrical socket.
  • Press the power button to turn ON your printer.
  • Still, your printer can’t print? Try other methods explained on this page.

Remove Jammed Paper

  • Make sure your Canon printer is turned OFF.
  • If there is a paper jam under the print head holder, open the scanner unit and wait a few minutes until the printer’s inner parts cool down.
Why is my Canon printer not printing?
Why is my Canon printer not printing?
  • Hold the top of the print head holder and move it to the far left or right.
  • Remove the jammed paper from the printer;
  • Once you have completely removed the jammed paper from the printer, close the scanner unit.
  • If the paper is jammed on the input tray area, pull the input tray completely out of the printer.
  • Grab the jammed paper with your hands, and then gently pull the jammed paper out of the input area.
  • Once you have removed the jammed paper completely, insert the input tray into the printer.
  • Still, the printer is not printing? Try other methods on this page.
Why is my Canon printer not printing?

Replace Damaged Ink Cartridges

  • If the ink cartridge is damaged and your printer stops printing, change the ink cartridge as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the Canon printer is turned off.
  • Open the scanner unit until it stops in the open position.
  • Remove the damaged ink cartridge from the print head holder.
  • Gently wipe all the ink spilled inside the printer.
  • Unpack the new cartridge. If the ink cartridges have an orange protective cap, gently remove it.
  • Insert the cartridge into the print head holder and press the cartridge until it snaps in its place.
  • Make sure all the ink cartridges are installed properly on the print head holder.
  • Finally, close the scanner unit.
  • Turn on the Canon printer and then try to print a test page; if the printer is not working, update the printer drivers.

Steps To Update Printer Drivers:

  • If you cannot print using the outdated printer driver, you can download the latest drivers from the Canon website.
  • Uninstall the old drivers from your computer.
  • Open the default web browser and visit the official Canon support website.
  • On the next screen, type the printer model number and then press the Enter key.
  • Now, locate and download the latest full package driver for your computer.
  • Once the driver download is complete, install it on the computer.
Why is my Canon printer not printing?

Hopefully, the Canon printer not printing issue is now solved.