Canon Pixma G3202 Setup?

Canon Pixma G3202 is an all-in-one printer that comes with integrated ink tanks. It gives you an option to print conveniently from your mobile devices. If you want to set up your Canon Pixma G3202 printer, this article can help you in that regard. Read this article and complete setting up the Canon Pixma G3202 printer.

Canon Pixma G3202 Setup

Unpack your printer

  • Unpack the product box and take out everything you received.
  • Your package includes the Canon Pixma G3202 printer, ink bottles, power cord, installation CD, and a quick setup guide.
  • Take off all the tapes and packing covers from your printer and its accessories.
  • Ensure that all the items are delivered without any damage.

Install the cartridges

  • Open the cartridge locking cover.
  • Insert the color cartridge into the left holder and the black cartridge into the right holder.
  • Close the cartridge locking cover and push it until it fits in its place.

Fill the ink tanks

  • Open the left ink tank cover and take out the ink tank’s cap.
  • Unpack the black ink bottle and remove its cap.
  • Insert the ink bottle’s nozzle into the ink tank’s inlet and pour ink into the ink tank.
  • Fill all the ink tanks in the same procedure. Once you have filled the ink tanks, close its cap.
  • Finally, close the ink tank cover.

Connect the power cord

  • Connect the power cord to your printer’s rear port and an electrical outlet.
  • Turn on your printer.
  • Make sure not to connect your printer and the computer using a USB cable yet.

Load a paper stack

  • Open the paper support and move the right paper guide to the extreme end.
  • Insert a paper stack with the print side facing up.
  • Adjust the paper guide against the paper.
  • Finally, pull out the paper output tray.

Connect your printer to your computer

  • Insert the CD you received into your computer’s CD drive.
  • Run the setup file and click Yes in the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box.
  • Proceed with the instructions that appear on the screen and complete the installation. 
  • In case you don’t have the CD reader on your computer, get the appropriate software from Canon’s official website.
  • Once you’ve installed the printer driver, you can start accessing the printer from your computer.

Note: The procedure for downloading the printer driver from Canon’s official website is explained in detail in the upcoming sections.

Canon Pixma G3202 Setup Mac

  • Complete your printer’s hardware setup.
  • Download the printer driver on your Mac.
  • Once the download gets concluded, run the setup file.
  • When the software’s license agreement appears, accept it.
  • On the connection method screen, select your preferred connection method and connect your printer and the computer accordingly.
  • From now on, you can start printing using the installed software.

Canon Pixma G3202 Driver

The connection between your Canon printer and the computer is possible only with the printer driver. You can install the driver on your computer using the supplied CD-ROM, and you can also get it from Canon’s official website. The upcoming sections will show you the driver download procedure for Windows and Mac Operating Systems.

Canon Pixma G3202 Driver For Mac

Canon Pixma G3202 Driver For Mac

  • From your browser, visit Canon’s official website.
  • Enter Canon Pixma G3202 in the search area and go to its support page.
  • On the printer’s support page, click Drivers & Downloads.
Download The Driver
  • From the Operating System drop-down menu, select Mac.
  • When the compatible drivers are displayed, choose the one you prefer and click Select > Download.
  • Within a short period, the driver will be downloaded to your computer.
  • Once the download gets completed, run the setup file and install the software on your computer by following the instructions.
Canon Pixma G3202 Driver For Windows

Canon Pixma G3202 Driver For Windows

  • From your browser, visit Canon’s website.
  • Enter your printer model (Canon Pixma G3202) in the search field.
  • From the search results, select your printer.
  • Now, you will be directed to the printer’s support page. There click on the Drivers & Downloads option.
  • Your Operating System will be detected under the Drivers & Downloads section, and the compatible drivers will be displayed.
  • To select the Operating System manually, choose Windows from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  • When it shows you the compatible drivers, select the one you need and click Select> Download.

Canon Pixma G3202 Driver For Windows

  • From your browser, visit Canon’s website.
  • Enter your printer model (Canon Pixma G3202) in the search field.
  • From the search results, select your printer.
  • Now, you will be directed to the printer’s support page. There click on the Drivers & Downloads option.
  • Your Operating System will be detected under the Drivers & Downloads section, and the compatible drivers will be displayed.
  • To select the Operating System manually, choose Windows from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  • When it shows you the compatible drivers, select the one you need and click Select> Download.
Canon Pixma G3202 Manual Download

Canon Pixma G3202 Manual Download

A printer manual can help you know your printer better. When you have purchased your Canon Pixma G3202 printer, you should have received the printer manual. You can also get its soft copy from Canon’s official website. The following instructions will guide you to download the printer driver from Canon’s website.

  • Visit Canon’s website from your browser.
  • Enter your printer model and go to its support page.
  • On the printer’s support page, click Manuals.
  • Under the Manuals segment, you will find all the manuals for your Canon Pixma G3202 printer.
  • Select the manual you need and click Select> View.
  • When the selected manual opens in a new tab, click the Download icon.
  • This is how you should get the manual for your Canon Pixma G3202 printer.
How To Scan On Canon Pixma G3202

How To Scan On Canon Pixma G3202

When you scan your documents, it gives you an option to digitalize and back up your data. On your Canon Pixma G3202 printer, you can scan using its control panel and the software you have installed on your computer.

Using Ij Scan Utility

IJ Scan Utility is the scanner software that allows you to scan your photos and documents. You can get this utility from Canon’s website. Once you have downloaded this utility, install it on your computer by following the instructions. Follow the instructions below to start the IJ Scan Utility.

  • Before you start, make sure that your printer is turned on.
  • Place the originals on the scanner glass.
  • Launch the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Click the Auto option; it lets you scan with the default scan settings.
  • In case you want to scan the items as a document, click the Document option in the IJ Scan Utility.
  • For scanning the photos, click Photo.
  • If you want to scan the originals with the customized settings, click Custom and make the necessary changes.
  • To make changes to the scan settings, click Settings and make the required corrections.
  • Within a few seconds, the scanning process will be started. In case you want to cancel the scanning job, click Cancel.

Canon Pixma G3202 Wi-fi Setup

The best way of connecting your printer and the computer is connecting them over a network as you don’t need to connect any cable between your printer and the computer. The following instructions are for the detailed procedure:

  • Press the Wi-Fi button on your printer until the ON LED starts flashing.
  • Press the Black, Color, and Wi-Fi button in order. Now the flashing LED will stop flashing and remain lit.
  • Enable Wi-Fi on your smartphone/computer.
  • When it shows you a list of nearby network devices, select your Canon printer. 
  • When prompted, enter your printer’s password.
  • Within a few seconds, the connection will be established between your printer and the router. 
  • Once the connection is established between your printer and the computer/smartphone, the Wi-Fi LED will start to light up.

Canon Pixma G3202 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting solutions enable us to figure out the exact problem and fix it with the appropriate handling. This section deals with the issues that can frequently occur on your Canon Pixma G3202 printer and the appropriate solutions to fix them.

Canon Pixma G3202 Is Not Printing Black

  • If your printer is not printing black pages, you should check the ink levels. If the ink level is empty or critically low, refill the ink tanks.
  • Print a nozzle check pattern on your Canon printer and check whether the print heads need to be cleaned. To print it, press the Stop button until the Alarm light starts flashing. 
  • When the pattern is printed, check whether any gaps are there in between.
  • If you find any such gaps, clean the print heads. To do so, open the printer driver on your computer and go to the Cleaning section. Go to the Maintenance tab. In the Print Head Cleaning dialog box, select the ink group you want to clean and click Execute. 
  • Once the print head cleaning process gets completed, check whether your printer can print black.

Canon Pixma G3202 Printing Blank Pages

  • Check whether the paper you have loaded matches the paper settings.
  • Print a nozzle check pattern and clean the print head if necessary. 
  • To print it, press the Stop button until the Alarm lamp starts blinking. Now your printer will print the nozzle check pattern. Examine the pattern. If you find any gaps, proceed with the print head cleaning procedure.
  • To clean the print heads, open the printer driver and click Cleaning. Go to the Maintenance tab. When the Print Head Cleaning dialog box appears, select the ink group you want to clean and click Execute. Once the cleaning process gets completed, check whether your printer can print well.
  • If your printer runs out of ink, your printer may start to print blank pages. To fix this issue, refill the ink tank.
Canon Pixma G3202 Not Connecting To Wi-fi

Canon Pixma G3202 Paper Jam

  • If there is a paper jam on your Canon G3202 printer, the Alarm light starts to flash, and the respective support code will appear on the computer screen.
  • If your printer shows you the error code 1300, it signifies the paper jam error at the output slot of the printer and the rear tray. To fix this issue, slowly pull out the jammed paper from the output slot or from the rear tray. Make sure not to grab the jammed paper forcefully as it may damage the printer parts as well. 
  • If you cannot remove the jammed paper, turn on your printer. The jammed paper will be ejected automatically.
  • Once you have taken out all the jammed paper, press the Black/Color button to resume the printing job.
  • If there is a paper jam inside your Canon printer, turn off your printer and disconnect it from the power outlet.
  • Raise the scanning unit and check whether there is a paper jam under the print head holder.
  • If you find any jammed paper, discard the sheets.
  • Once you have removed all the jammed paper, close the scanning unit.

Canon Pixma G3202 Not Connecting To Wi-fi

  • If your Canon Pixma G3202 printer is not connecting to your Wi-Fi network, you need to fix the issue by following the troubleshooting solutions mentioned below:
  • Check whether your Internet is working fine. Try connecting another device to your network to check your Internet’s stability.
  • Check the connection between your Canon printer and the computer. If you have connected them to different networks, connect them to the same network and check whether your issue is resolved.
  • If you have enabled Use Printer Offline, your printer will not connect to your Wi-Fi network. To fix this issue, you should disable the option. To do so, click Start and go to the Devices and Printers section. Right-click on your printer and select the See what’s printing option. Then go to the Printer menu and disable the Use Printer Offline option.
  • A printer driver ensures communication between your printer and the computer. If the driver is outdated, you should update it to the recent version. For your Canon printer, you can get the printer driver from its official website.
  • If your printer cannot connect to your Wi-Fi network, try to power cycle your printer. To proceed further, turn off your Canon Pixma G3202 printer and disconnect its power cable. Leave your printer undisturbed for a minute. Then, reconnect the power cord to your Canon printer and turn it on. Now check whether your issue is resolved.

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