HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT CANON PIXMA G4210 PRINT ISSUES? 

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CANON PIXMA G4210 PRINT PROBLEMS

The Canon PIXMA G4210 printer is an all-in-one machine designed for small-office or home use. The printer is considered to be one of the best printers under the Canon brand. It comes with a 100-sheet paper tray and can also hold close to 20 sheets of photo paper. Though the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer possesses some of the best printing features, it can go through some problems over a period of use. Let's see how to resolve the Canon Pixma G4210 print issues

Canon Pixma G4210 Print Issues

Some Steps To Look At

  • Make sure the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer is connected to the power source.
  • If you notice the power light flashing, it means the printer has encountered an error.
  • Make sure the light is solid.
  • If the printer and your computer are connected using a USB cable, make sure the cable is secured at both ends (printer and computer).
  • If you find there is a physical problem with the USB cable, replace it.

Printing Issues You Will Face

  • Printing does not start.
  • Ink is not coming out.
  • The ink tank is running out of ink.
  • Paper feed problems or “No paper” error.
  • Poor print quality.

Let us look into the methods to resolve the printing issues with Canon PIXMA G4210.

METHOD 1: CHECK THE PRINTER SETUP

  • If the printing does not start on the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer, check the following steps.
  • Check the power supply to the printer. 
  • Make sure the printer’s power light is lit.
  • If the printer has a USB connection, remove the cable connected between the printer and the computer and reconnect it. See if that fixes the problem.

METHOD 2: CHECK THE PAPER SETTINGS

  • Make sure you select the right print settings while printing.
  • Open the Print preferences option on your computer and select the paper type and orientation.
  • Restart the printer and the Canon PIXMA G4210 printing problems will be resolved.

METHOD 3: CLEAR THE PENDING PRINT JOBS

A series of pending print jobs waiting in line can be one of the reasons behind the printing issues on the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer.   

If You Are Using A Windows Computer

  • Open the Control Panel window (Windows + R).
  • Select the Printers & Scanners option.
  • Select the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer from the printer list.
  • Click on the Open queue button.
  • Do a right-click and delete the pending print jobs in the list.
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If You Are Using A Mac Computer

  • Click the Apple icon.
  • Select the System Preferences option.
  • Click on the Printers & Scanners option.
  • Do a double-click on the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer.
  • Click on the pending print jobs and click on the X button to close them.

METHOD 4: CHECK THE ERROR CODES

Here are the error codes the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer shows regarding printing issues:

Support Code 1000

Cause: There is no paper / Paper is not loaded properly.

Solution

  • Remove the paper tray from the printer.
  • Place the stack of paper properly into the tray and adjust the paper guides to align them to the edges of the paper.
  • Press the OK button.

Support Code 1200

Cause: Scanning unit is open.

Solution 

Make sure you have closed the scanning unit properly after clearing the paper jam or replacing the ink cartridges.

Support Code 1430

Cause: The cartridge is not recognized.

Solution

  • Open the scanning unit of the printer.
  • Open the ink tank covers followed by the cartridge locking cover inside the printer.
  • Remove the print head and see if the protective tape is removed.
  • Place the print head properly.
  • Close the ink tank covers and the scanning unit.

Support Code 1640

Cause: The ink level is low.

Solution

Check the ink levels and refill or replace the ink cartridge.

To refill

  • Make sure the printer is turned on and open the scanning unit.
  • Open the black ink tank on the left and the color ink tank on the right side of the printer.
  • Open the nozzle lid of the ink tank.
  • Refill the Canon ink tank with a new ink bottle.
  • Once the refilling is done, close the nozzle lid of the ink tank.
  • Close the scanning unit.

METHOD 5: CHECK FOR PAPER JAMS AND PAPER PROBLEMS

Paper jams easily fall under the Canon PIXMA G4210 printing problems.

Paper Is Jammed Inside The Printer

  • Turn off the printer and remove the plug connecting the printer to the power outlet.
  • Open the scanning unit of the printer.
  • You now have to check and see if there is any paper jammed under the print head holder.
  • Hold the print head and slide it to the left or right side.
  • Locate the jammed paper from the inside and slowly pull it out, so you do not further damage the paper.
  • Check for other tiny bits of paper inside the print head holder.
  • Close the scanning unit.

Support Code 1300

  • The paper is jammed while feeding from the rear tray.
  • Make sure to remove the jammed paper from the paper input tray or from the output tray as soon as possible.
  • Reload the stack and press the OK button on the printer to clear the error.
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Support Code 1000

  • There is no paper inside the paper input tray, or the papers are not loaded properly.
  • Load enough paper in the rear tray and make sure to adjust the paper guides.
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Follow the methods as mentioned and you can easily solve the Canon Pixma G4210 print issues. If you need further assistance regarding printing problems, do not hesitate to click the Call button on this page.