How To Fix Canon Printer Error Code E05?

Working with Canon Pixma printers can be a good advantage to your cause because they are one of the best printers present. But there are some situations where you, as a user, would face a lot of technical issues. The Canon error code E05 is quite common and it indicates that the printer is having an issue in recognizing the ink cartridges. Keep reading to know how to fix Canon printer error code E05 easily. 

The error code is read as “The FINE cartridge cannot be recognized.” The Error code does not necessarily mean the Canon printer has an error. You will also find the error code when the printer is out of ink or when the refilling is in progress.

The Canon printer uses a series of color contacts on the front (which is the point of contact with the printer). If the contacts appear to be dirty, smudged with ink, or damaged in any way, you are bound to face the Canon Printer Code E05.

Here are some of the best solutions to resolve the Canon Printer Error E05.


  • Make sure that the Canon printer is connected to the power source and is turned on.
  • Now remove the power cord plug from the power source.
  • Wait for a maximum of 2 minutes.
  • Once the time is done, connect the power cord plug to the power source.
  • Wait for the Canon printer to turn on automatically. 
  • If the printer does not light on automatically, press the Power button on the control panel.
  • Wait for the printer to cool down.

You will no longer face the Canon Printer Error Code E05.

Canon Printer Error Code E05


One of the sole reasons behind the error code is the detection of the ink cartridges.

  • Based on the Canon printer you are using, you need to check the ink cartridges and replace them if necessary.
  • Ensure that you remove the protective tapes surrounding the cartridge before placing them inside the Canon printer.


  • Open the cartridge access door of the Canon printer (based on the Canon model).
  • Remove the existing cartridges and look for dust present inside.
  • Using a lint-free cloth, clear the dust residue.
  • Ensure that the cartridge contacts are clean without ink smudges.
  • Place the cartridges carefully into the printer.

Follow the troubleshooting methods described in this article to ensure that you no longer face the Canon Printer Error Code E05. If the issue persists, click CALL to get in touch with our technical team.

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