How do you know if a Canon printer is broken?


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To determine if a Canon printer is broken, read the error message or error code on the printer's LCD panel. Next, check the printer's user manual to understand what the error code means.

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Some errors are self-explanatory, but others need further inspection. To inspect the printer, start with the exteriors, checking for dents or cracks. Exterior damage may indicate internal damage to the printer's components. Next, open the printer's access panel and check the printer head for defects such as chips or warps. Make sure the toothed drive belt is even and regular as a chewed or frayed belt hampers smooth printer head movement.

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