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How to Reset Canon Printer

A Complete Guide To Reset The Canon Printer In Different Ways

Canon printers are quite known for their top-notch print services and exceptional features across the world. However, there are times when Canon users face issues with their printing devices, and this sometimes leads to resetting their devices. In addition, due to daily developments in the device’s technical systems and user interfaces, users also face confusion with the printer reset process.

Now, if you are also a Canon printer user and have been looking for info on the device reset process, then you can refer to this guide here. Here, you will be guided through all kinds of methods on how to reset Canon printer.

What happens if I reset my Canon printer?

When troubleshooting your Canon printer, You may need to reset or restore the device completely. Factory reset will return the printer to its out-of-the-box settings.

Quick Methods To Reset The Canon Wired Printers

Resetting the Canon printer lets you bring it back to its normal functionality. Plus, this also resolves any major or minor technical issues in your device such as slow printing issues, the printer being unresponsive or getting online, etc. In this guide on how to reset Canon printer, you will get to know about the following ways to reset your device.

  • Power reset of Canon printer
  • Ink reset of Canon printer
  • Hard reset of Canon printer
  • Resetting Pixma Printer
  • Factory reset of Canon Printer

Therefore, read further to know about each Canon printer reset process in brief.

Power Resetting of Canon Printer:

Although a power reset is a type of soft reset type, it can still bring your Canon device back to its normal functioning. Here’s how.

  • First, turn off your Canon Printer, then remove the power cable from the direct power source, and then ensure that your device is completely disconnected.
  • Now, plug back the power cable into the power socket, then turn on the device, and then connect it to the Ethernet cable.
  • Finally, try a test print to see if the issue has been resolved on your Canon device.

Ink Resetting The Canon Printer:

Inkjet printers such as Canon printers have an inbuilt special chip that notifies users about the need to refill ink cartridges when the old ones are low or out of ink. Now, replacing the ink cartridges may hamper normal printing operations, but resetting them through other ways can help you better. Here’s how to reset Canon printer ink and bring your printing device back to its normal functioning state.

  • First, remove the ink cartridge of your Canon printing device, then insert it into the main channel of the ink resetting mechanism.
  • Next, you’ll need to ensure that the chip on the ink cartridge is working fine and in good contact with the plate on the resetter.
  • Now, hold the ink cartridge softly for a while until you see the LED light on the chip resetter flashing. Now, hold the ink cartridge softly until the light becomes steady.
  • Next, you’ll need to remove the cartridge from the chip resetter again and repeat the process on any ink cartridge that requires a reset.
  • Finally, install the cartridges in your Canon printer and see if the issue is resolved.

How Do I Reset My Canon Printer To Factory Settings: Hard Reset

The hard reset can help you to bring your canon printer back to its default factory settings. Here’s how.

  • Initially, hit the “Stop” button until you hear the alarm ringing on your Canon printer, then release the “Start” button only after the alarm flashes or rings at least 19 times.
  • Now, that your device is restored to its factory settings, you’ll need to uninstall your device’s drives from your computer network and reinstall them with the latest drivers available.

Resetting Canon Pixma Printer Via Default Factory Settings:

If you have a Pixma device and you wish to reset it, then follow the steps mentioned below on how to reset Canon Printer Pixma.

  • Turn on the Pixma printing device, then locate the Device Settings from the menu using the arrow.
  • Press Ok, then select the "Resetting" option, and then again press "Ok" to begin with the device resetting process.
  • Now, turn off the Pixma device, then hold the "Stop" button along with the power button of the device.
  • Hereafter, release the "Stop" button, then again press the "Stop" button two more times while you hold the "Power" button.
  • Wait 30 seconds until you see the "O" on the printer's screen, and then press the "Stop" button 4 times.
  • Next, press the "Power" button two more times, and then press it again for once to turn off the device & complete the reset process.

Via Resetting Pixma Ink Cartridge:

The following steps will help you how to reset Canon Printer Pixma via resetting its ink cartridges.

  • First, unplug the power cables and other USB cables from your Pixma device as it’ll help you to reset the Canon printer or the ink cartridges.
  • Now, press the "Power" button to open the ink cartridge door, then reconnect the power cables along with the power button still functional.
  • Finally, close the cartridge door, then release the power button, and the ink cartridge reset process is now finished.

How to Factory Reset a Canon Printer: Instructions +1-802-300-4496

They can be times when you may need to troubleshoot your Canon printer while working with it, hence, resetting it completely can be a major part of it. In this way, your device will return to its out-of-the-box settings or default factory settings. Here’s how to factory reset Canon printer.

  • Press Setup on your Canon device, then navigate to Device settings through the arrow keys and press OK.
  • Now, navigate to the Reset setting, then press OK, and then navigate to the Reset all option.
  • Press OK, then select Yes, and therefore, your device is now reset.

For more assistance on how to hard reset the Canon printer, contact the technician expert at Canon printers.

Reset Your Canon Printer Without Software:

  • Make sure the Canon printer is turned on and connected to your computer.
  • Now press the power button to turn off your printer.
  • Once your printer is turned off then you press the stop button for 2 seconds.
  • While holding down the Stop button, press the Power button at the same time for 2 seconds and then release the Stop button.
  • While you are holding down the Power button, at the same time press the Stop button 5 times.
  • Now after pressing the Stop button 5 times, immediately release the Power button.
  • Your printer is now completely reset.

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    Jo SmithEH 2020-11-13 06:22:00
    I have just changed my wifi and I cannot connect to my Canon mg3050 printer. I've tried every way but it still won't reset. Can you help me, please?

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    Hilary Dennis 2020-11-24 09:10:00
    the same

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    NADA AARABI 2021-07-06 05:15:00

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    Brittany Harvey 2021-10-29 21:51:00
    Same unable to reset the wireless printer...

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    Robert C Sundahl 2021-01-11 14:36:00
    Can you help me how to reset my Canon wireless printer?

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    Ronni 2021-12-22 09:52:00
    I'm asking how to reset my MF4350 printer!

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    David Hayes 2021-02-08 07:27:00
    My MG 6150 cannot be reset as it fails at every "power on" cycle. It just tells me to turn it off and then on again. I can and have done this many times but still, it won't function. I changed a printer cartridge but did not use it directly, just turning it off after doing that operation. The problem occurred when I tried to use it the next day. It may be a function of that process, but the printer cartridges are inaccessible if you cannot power it up. Manual is next to useless. I get a C000 message on the screen on the printer but cannot find any reference to it anywhere. So I have a printer that did function but now does not.

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    Whitney 2021-02-18 04:20:00
    I'm unable to find where is the stop or reset button on a Canon printer?

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    Teresa Pruitt 2021-03-01 08:21:00
    I can not print the triangle above black ink is flashing yellow.

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    Raghavendar 2021-03-18 00:11:00
    Dear friends, I am phasing one problem with Canon Pixma GM4070 error code is 6004 I have to solve it. Pls suggest me

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    Kenneth J King 2021-04-22 20:24:00
    These tips only apply to you if your printer can be turned on, my printer keeps turning on and off and a beeping noise every time it turns on then immediately off. I've followed everything that I have found and have not done anything differently.

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    Docgreen 2021-05-07 17:22:00
    Have you checked to see if there's paper in the printer? Not in the tray, but, in the printer. Sometimes when you start and stop, turn on and off, the paper feeds in. You may not have noticed it. I'm not sure if it says paper jammed, or does it give an error code!

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    Robert Noakes 2021-05-18 11:19:00
    My new Canon TS5300 says it's a Finished printing page (only three pages printed) when it hasn't. It's maddeningly frustrating. I like Canon as a rule

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    ihab 2021-05-22 15:07:00
    Well my Canon PIXMA MX860 printer, I tried everything but nothing shows other than the alarm light don't what to do

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    Mae Arguzon 2021-05-24 22:08:00
    Hello good morning, I need help with my Canon Pixma MG3070S printer when the power is on the warning light color and black are blinking while on the network there's no light coming out please help me. Thank you.

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    Fathin A. Wahab 2021-06-02 06:03:00
    How about the counter limit? How can I reset the Canon printer?

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    Hearl 2021-07-06 01:03:00
    How to fix converted Canon Pixma 237? Last time the cartridge is moving but not printing but now it's not moving and printing. I already try the reset button. What should I do?

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    Fátima Carvalho 2021-09-10 10:48:00
    Acabei de mudar o meu WiFi e não consigo conectar a minha impressora Canon TS3150. Podem-me ajudar, por favor?

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    Micaela Bartolotta 2021-11-23 04:39:00
    How can I hard reset a Canon Pixma printer TS3100?

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    Artur 2021-11-18 09:39:00
    I have tried the last option (reset printer without the software) on my Canon Maxify MB2750, but it doesn't help because the orange light, that first was always on, now keeps on blinking but the light of the power button doesn't turn on.

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    Judy Frankel 2022-02-07 10:42:00
    Can you guide me to restore my Canon printer to factory settings?

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    Eric 2022-02-09 19:11:00
    So how do you do that if there's no setup screen on your printer?

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    Ang 2022-02-19 20:53:00
    Yeah, none of this worked on my printer I guess I'm forced to have to buy color ink even though I only need black ink because won't function otherwise.

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    Keith Clark 2022-05-27 16:22:00
    I tried the reset to factory settings, but once I release the on/off on/off button and also the stop button is flashing...I have tried several times to reset, but the same happens.

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