There may be many reasons for your Canon printer to not scan your documents. The issue could be with the printer power supply, the printer interface, or even the driver installed on your computer. Now, if your Canon printer is not scanning, then perform the troubleshooting steps given on this page until you fix why is my Canon printer not scanning.

Step 1: Check the power supply to the printer

  • Initially, check if your printer is turned on.
  • If the printer is not turned on, turn it on.
  • Make sure to connect the power cord to the rear port of your Canon printer and then connect the other end directly to a power outlet.
  • See if your printer turns on automatically. If it doesn’t, then press the power button.
  • Now, check if your Canon printer scans your document.

Step 2: Check the printer’s interface

You might have connected your Canon printer using a USB cable or over a wired or wireless network#. So, if your Canon printer is not scanning, then check the interface.

Step 3: Examine the scanning driver

For your Canon printer to scan your documents, you should have the Canon IJ Scan Utility installed on your computer.

Still the issue why is my Canon printer not scanning not get's fixed, then go to the next troubleshooting method.

Step 4: Run the printer troubleshooter (Windows)

Yet you have not fixed why is my Canon printer not scanning, click the Call button for remote assistance.

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