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3 Common Canon Printer Complaints

When you're dealing with technology, there is always a chance that something will go wrong. And nothing is more annoying than having to deal with a problem with your computer or printer when you're trying to get something important done. With Canon printers, there is always the possibility of something going wrong, especially if you have not taken the time to take proper care of your printer. There are actually three very common printer problems that can occur with a Canon printer.

Printer Jam

It's the two most dreaded words in the printer world - printer jam. A jam is basically what happens when a piece of paper is pulled into the machine to print on and then gets stuck on the inside of the machine itself. If you pull on it, it generally tears and rips causing even more problem. There are many different reasons why a Canon printer might jam. One reason may be that there is too much dirt inside of the machine, and another is that the paper is actually the wrong type of paper for that printer. Or the printer rollers could have worn down as well. It's best to replace the rollers regularly and to keep the machine clean if you want to avoid reading the word "jam" on your Canon printer.

Driver Issues

The driver for a printer is what helps your computer to "talk" to your printer. When you want to print something out, the computer language needs to be translated into printer language, and the driver is what helps that process to happen. If you're trying to print on your Canon printer and you read that there is a driver error, such as the machine saying that the computer can't find a driver for the operating system, this means that you need to have new drivers. Often this can be fixed simply by reinstalling the drivers that came along with the installation disc for your Canon printer.

Nothing Printing

Then there are times when the printer seems to be working well, except for the final result. You send something to print, the paper goes into the machine, and then comes out blank. It could be that you have run out of ink, but if your Canon ink cartridges are full, what is the problem? Sometimes its because the head of the cartridge is clogged. This can happen fairly easily and is, fortunately, an inexpensive fix. Simply take the cartridge out of your printer and gently wipe it down with a slightly damp cloth. This should unclog everything - just make sure that you don't put the cartridge back into the printer until it is completely dry. There are also tools that you can purchase which are designed to help you to unclog the cartridge.

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