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How to Repair Canon Printer

Canon printers are available in various models, such as laser, inkjet,photo and all-in-one model which can copy, scan, print and faxtogether. Though, Canon is one of the most trusted brands when it comesto printers, but like all other technical products, its printers canalso ditch you when you are in the most urgent need.

Printer is a good companion if it works nicely, but a worse foe when itstops giving the desired results. Here are some of the tips that youcan follow to fix your Canon printer and get the best out of it.

General Issues

Paper jam: It’s a frequent mishap when more than one sheet ofpaper stuck together in the feeding mechanism. You can manually liftthe cover and remove it.

Ink level: Your cartridge has no ink and you may be getting no print except a blank paper.

Clogged cartridges: This is the most common fault, when yourcartridge head is clogged with dry ink. You can repair it with simplecommand as: Control Panel> Printer>Right Click>Properties>Maintenance> Clean Cartridges.

Driver failure: Software bugs, errors or conflicts may arise onaccount of corrupted printer’s software and hardware. You need toreinstall printer drivers and software. Try to get best compatibledriver for installation.

Alternatively, you can update your printer driver as: "Control Panel> Printers > Right Click > Properties > Update Driver".

Canon-Specific Issues

Waste Ink Error: Here you need to take some setting steps. Pressmenu option of your printer followed by scan/copy to access Servicemore option. Now, press the right arrow to explore "NVRAM". Set ABS-Mlevel to 0. Set ABS-P level to 0. Press "Stop" to exit.

Invalid Cartridge Message: Turn off your printer besidesunplugging the power cable. Recover the cartridges and the print headand dip them in lukewarm water to remove clotted ink. Allow them to dryand wipe with a tissue. Now, reset them in your printer and run thecartridge alignment.

E0D02 error: Ensure your cartridge as well as the attachedsender strip is free from moisture and dust. The sender strip islocated behind the rubber drive belt and runs horizontally across themachine. Make a regular practice to wipe it with a soft cloth.

Learn some printer etiquette's to avoid above issues:

Keep patience: Don’t give print commands for multiple jobs at asingle time, as the printer take the time as per the size of the printjob requested earlier.

Use desired paper: Abstain from printing on card stock, photo paper, etc; use only laser jet paper.

Restrict print jobs beyond 50 pages: Don’t over burden yourprinter. It is advised to print not more than 50 pages in one singlego. Avoid too much color ink: Black and white laser printers are thebest as they need the least maintenance.

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