Reset Canon Pixma printer – PC-WELT
If the printer suddenly reports an error message, try a reset. This resets the software of the device to the factory settings and thereby deletes any errors at the same time.
When your Canon Pixma printer reports an error, the worst doesn’t always have to happen. A simple reset, i.e. resetting the printer to the factory settings, often helps in this case. Before you start, however, please make sure that the printer is always ready for operation, i.e. that it is supplied with paper.
This is how the reset works at Canon Pixma
First, look for the red Cancel / Stop button on the control panel. This has a circle with a triangle in the middle. Hold down this key and then press
the ON button.
Remain in this position until the printer starts up and an LED light on the control panel begins to glow. At this point, release the Cancel / Stop button, but continue to hold the On button down.
five times on the cancel / stop button.
The different LEDs on the control panel then light up alternately. If you release the On button, you may hear different noises from inside the printer. The printhead and rollers move and the paper feed can also perform a function test. A click can often be heard. The operating LED of the printer lights up in green during this time.
Let the printer go until the LED goes out. This process can
around a minute
take time – the length of time varies depending on the printer model. You can then switch on the printer as usual using the ON button.
To reset your Canon Pixma printer you only need two buttons – ON and Cancel / Stop – framed in red in the picture. This means that error messages that were previously displayed often disappear.
If the reset does not work immediately, then completely disconnect the printer from the power supply by pulling the power plug. Press and hold the Cancel / Stop and ON buttons when you plug the power plug back into the socket.
What happens with a reset?
Resetting will delete unwanted error messages as well as individual settings such as the selected language or the preset date. In addition, the expression counter is often reset.
If a complete reset of the printer should be too risky for you, you can also do it via the operating menu
to certain factory settings
reset to default. In this mode, basic settings such as the selected language are retained. And the number of pages already printed remains unaffected. You can find the function in the operating menu via “Settings -› Device settings – ›Reset settings”.
There are often several functions to choose from, which you can reset in a targeted manner – such as LAN, WLAN or web service. If you select “All settings”, they will be reset as a whole. In most cases you have to confirm the entry with “OK”. With this reset you will not be able to delete any error messages in the display. However, it is useful if you pass the printer on to strangers and want to delete your home network data beforehand.
Extend the control panel on the printer with your own buttons
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