Printer Suddenly Becomes Unusable - iP110

Article ID: ART116488 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 05/10/2019
 

Description

This article provides a list of some things to check if the printer suddenly becomes unusuable.

 

Solution



Items 1 to 6 listed below may be the reasons why the printer suddenly becomes unusable.

  1. The devices are not turned on.
     
  2. The printer is too far away from the access point or router.
     
  3. The printer is not set as the default printer.
     
  4. The PC to use the printer is not connected to the network.
     
  5. Printer driver settings are wrong.
     
  6. The access point or its settings are changed.

 

Perform the following checks:



Check 1:

The devices may not be turned on.
Confirm that the access point or router is turned on. If they are already turned on, turn them off including the printer, and turn them on again.
If the problem is not solved, proceed to the next step.

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Check 2:

The printer may be too far away from the access point or router.
Place the printer closer to the access point or router, and try printing to see if printing is performed.
If the problem still occurs, perform the printer settings again and re-connect the printer to the access point or router.

[ Wireless LAN connection of your printer to an access point ], connect the printer to the access point

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Check 3:

The printer may not be set as a default printer.
In [Printers and Faxes], [Devices and Printers], or [Printers] under [Control Panel], confirm that the printer is check-marked.
If not, select the printer icon, right-click, and select [Set as default printer]. If the problem still persists, proceed to the next step.

Windows 7 screen:



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Check 4:

The PC to use the printer may not be connected to the network.
To see if the PC is connected to the network, check if an Internet page can be browsed on the PC.
If not, place the PC to use the printer closer to the access point or router, and try connecting to the network. If the problem persists, proceed to the next step.


 Caution
  • Notes on connecting to the network:
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    • For the setting procedures and functions of the access point or router, refer to the applicable device manual or contact the device manufacturer.
       
    • For PC settings, refer to the PC manual or contact its manufacturer.

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Check 5:

Printer driver may not be set properly.
Using the setup CD-ROM packed with the printer, re-install the Printer driver.
Re-installation procedures are as follows:

 

Step1
Insert the setup CD-ROM, and click [Add Software] in the following screen:

 

Step2
For Windows, select [IJ Printer Drivers] and click [Next], then follow the instructions.
For Mac OS X, select [Printer Drivers] and [Canon IJ Network Tool] and click [Next], then follow the instructions.


 Note
  • If you do not have the Setup CD-ROM, or if your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, you can download the drivers and software for the PIXMA iP110.

    Click here if you have a Windows PC.

    Click here if you have a Mac.

    Click the Download button and save the file to your computer.  Open the file and start the setup program.  Follow Steps 1 and 2 above.

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Check 6:

SIMS Doc Id

8202157100

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