Canon Pixma MG2522 Basic Troubleshooting Guide

The Canon Pixma MG2522 is a popular and versatile printer sold by the Canon printer company. It is loved by users because of its affordability as well as its rich features. A majority of the users that have bought this printer sing its praises. Most users have reported almost no technical issues with this printer, especially during its warranty period. However, like all devices, this printer also can cause some technical issues, especially as it gets older. That is why, to help our readers we have compiled this blog post with some of the most common errors that can occur with the Canon Pixma MG2522 printer and the troubleshooting steps to resolve them.

Common Canon Pixma MG2522 Errors

Below are some of the most common issues that customers face with this device. We will also be sharing with you how you can troubleshoot and resolve them.


Printer Not Powering On

In this issue, customers are unable to power on the printer. They see no lights come on and the printer is unresponsive. So, how will you resolve it? Below are some basic steps you can follow.

  • Press the power button or the on button

  • Ensure that the power cord is securely connected to both the power socket of the device as well as the wall outlet/power strip

  • Remove the power cord from the wall outlet and leave it like that for at least two minutes before plugging it back in

Printing Does Not Start

Sometimes you give the printer a command to print a document but even then, the printing does not start. So, to resolve this annoying error, follow the below-given troubleshooting steps.

  • Confirm that the power cable is properly connected to the electrical outlet and that the printer is powered on

  • Check to make sure that the USB cable is connected correctly to both the printer and your computer

  • Delete any unnecessary print jobs in the computer

  • Double-check to make sure that your printer’s correct name is selected in the Print Dialogue Box

  • Configure the printer port in the appropriate manner

  • Verify whether the size of the print data is not extremely large as that can also hinder the printing process

  • Lastly, try to restart your computer and then try the print command again to see if you are now able to print

Ink is Not Ejected

When we say that the ink is not ejected, we mean that while printing, the ink does not make any impression on the paper. This can result in blank pages being printed or pages that are unreadable. In this case, the below steps may be able to help you out.

  • In case the FINE cartridge is empty, you need to replace it with a new one

  • Verify if the FINE Cartridge is installed properly as sometimes the wrong installation can lead to this issue too

  • Check the print head nozzles to make sure that they are not clogged as that can also prevent the ink from ejecting

  • Do a deep cleaning of the print head and then restart the device to try to print again

Not Printing Full Page

If your Canon Pixma MG2522 is not printing the full page then it can make the documents that you have printed useless. So, to fix this issue, follow the below troubleshooting steps.

  • Restart both the Canon printer as well as the desktop or laptop you are using

  • Verify whether the driver of your Canon Pixma MG2522 is up to date

  • Configure the settings of your Canon printer correctly

  • Select the Fit to Page option to print the full page of the document

  • Open the printer driver setup window and then click on the page setup tab

  • Under the page layout section, check to see if the Fit to Page option is selected

  • If it is not, then select that option and then print a test page to see if it worked


Printer Not Scanning

The Canon Pixma MG2522 does not only print documents but also has a scan feature. It is a very useful feature that helps users take hard copies of any document and turn it into a digital format that can be shared online easily. 

If this printer is not scanning, try the following steps.

  • Restart the Canon Pixma printer

  • Check whether the latest version of the scanner driver has been installed on your computer. If it is not up to date, then you must install the new version

  • Verify the same for the TWAIN software and if its latest version is not present, update it too

  • Connect your computer directly to the Canon machine using the USB cable

  • If you cannot see a connection between these devices getting established, remove the USB cable and attach it again

  • Ensure that the computer and its OS are compatible with the TWAIN software

  • Check to see if the scan settings are configured correctly. If they are not, make the necessary changes and then try to scan your document again

Error Code 5011

The error code 5011 is generally displayed on the screen of the printer whenever there is something wrong with it. This error will keep showing until the problem has been resolved. To fix this error and remove the 5011 code from the display of the printer, try these steps.

  • If your Canon printer is powered on, then turn it off

  • Remove the power cord from both the electrical outlet as well as from behind the printer

  • In about a minute, reconnect the power cord to the printer and the wall outlet

  • Now, check the display to see if the error code 5011 is gone or not

  • If the error code is still there, you would need to contact a professional that can help you further

Get Professional Help

The above-mentioned errors are just a handful of common issues that can arise while you are using this Canon printer. The troubleshooting steps we have mentioned would be able to help you resolve most of these issues. However, if there are bigger problems than the ones we have mentioned in this post or if these steps were not able to resolve the issues for you, then it’s best to contact the professionals.
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