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Solved: Anyone own a Canon Pixma MP 750?

Q: Solved: Anyone own a Canon Pixma MP 750?

Bought a Canon MP 750 on Wednesday. Seems to print well, but not happy with the results of walk up copy and also scan to computer/print.

Original printing from the computer, print alignment, print nozzle checks etc are all OK. It seems there is a problem with the scanning - copies come out significantly less colour intense, at times with bits even missing from the copy.

Rang Canon for support and returned machine to store on Friday & got a second one. It seems to fare no better.

At this stage I will be ringing Canon again on Monday - but in the meantime I'm interested to hear from anyone else with this machine.

Can anyone tell me what happens when you select the copy button, and then "colour"? Do you get the following message:

Colour copying......

or do you get

Scanning.....

followed by a request for the next page or to click OK to exit?
This then followed by

Colour copying....

as above?

The reason I ask is that on the first machine we only ever got "colour copying" followed by the scan and the print out.

On the second machine, the first two times we did a copy it gave us the scan message on the display first, followed by the copy message. However from the third copy on it has always only ever been "colour copying...."

If I use the software to scan into the computer I can set different scanning resolutions....but when I print out I don't see any marked improvement.

The above was using the image quality "normal"

I then also tried image quality "fine - photo" - even though it wasn't a photo, just a document with some colour in it.

This was better but still by no means like the original.

This copier retails for $399. My Hewlett Packard PSC (retail $99) does a much better job on the "normal" scan than the Canon does on the "photo" quality.

Again, I am not complaining about print quality per se- it appears to be a problem with the scanner not reading properly. The poor print is just the symptom of the underlying scan problem.

Yes I cleaned the glass, yes I cleaned the nozzles & I also tried a re-calibration - if anything that made it worse.

So can anyone shed any light on this for me - do you find the walk-up copy quality poor compared to the print quality?

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A: Solved: Anyone own a Canon Pixma MP 750?

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Windows Xp

I have used my Canon MP500 for two years. It prints OK but it won't scan. About 18 months ago it completely disappeared from my computer. I tried to take the computer back to a date when it worked but it wouldn't allow me to do so. After reloading it twice it finally worked again. Now it has disappeared again. When I find Omnipage the message comes up "The parameter is incorrect"
Why does it suddenly disappear? I can't think I have done anything to make it do so.
 

A:Solved: Canon Pixma MP 500

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This is my first post so please forgive me if I have not followed the correct procedures.
I have a Canon Pixma iP5000 printer. It worked fine for about one year but now has all print jobs have a pink colour, to the partial exclusion of blue. I have tried all the suggested maintenance procedures, alignment, clean print heads etc and I have checked the installation of the print cartridges. I have also re-installed the software.
Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.

Mike
 

A:Solved: Canon Pixma iP5000

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hi friends, i have canon pixma ip 1600 printer installed on my machine which, till now, was working quite ok.after the ink in the cartridges finished, i got them refilled.
now whwnever i try to print any thing i get the message:-
"ink has run out,replace ink cartridge and close the cover cancel printing"
though the cartridges are full, i continue getting the same message again & again.

pl.suggest .thanks
 

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I just got a Canon Pixma MP480 and I'm trying to use the OCR option to scan a document and save it as a text file. The software that comes with it is MP Navigator EX and the help file says:

Application Settings - OCR with

After the image is scanned, the text in the image is extracted and appears in Notepad (included with Windows).
Click to expand...

I can scan a document, but the only options are to save it as either a TIFF or BMP file. The only option that comes with the OCR function is to set the language. I don't see anyway to save it as a txt file and Notepad doesn't "appear".
 

A:Solved: Scanning with Canon Pixma MP480

Sounds like OCR is not installed... no text option
Do you have M$ office ??
If so .. scan as a tif .. then see
M$ Office >> Office Tools >> M$ Office Document Imaging.
This will read the tif and save to a Word.doc file, then you can use Spell Checker ..etc .. to clean it up.

M$ Office Document Scanning .. Will probably run the scanner in the Office OCR mode.
 

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Hi

My Canon MP220 worked perfectly well until my computer totally crashed some months ago. The computer was completely reinstalled to the original settings.

Since then the printer & copier work on the MP220 but the scanner does not. I have reinstalled drivers OK. However, I do not have the original disk which installed the program that I used to scan.Any ideas please.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Canon pixma mp220 problem

Drivers and Software available here
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010486.asp
 

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Hi, I'm needing some help with installing a new printer...I have a Canon Pixma MP 280 and can't seem to get the software and drivers installed....I'm getting "Processing cannot be continued because the Print Spooler service has been stopped". I have no idea what that even means let alone how to start looking for a fix! Any advice please???
 

A:Solved: Installing Canon Pixma MP280 Problem

In case anyone else wants it...I just had to download and install the latest driver from Canon and then plug the printer in and it all worked. I had the printer plugged in and switched on when I was installing the driver first time round and for some reason, that was stopping the Print Spooler Service running...whatever that means Sorry if I wasted time on this one...
 

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I mean, at what speed?
It's telling me only "ink running low". HOW low? - and HOW FAST?
What happens when it actually does run out? - does the printer stop functioning till the cart's replaced?
Or does the Pixma keep on printing but with a colour missing?
I'm pretty pissed off by the lack of info in the message: just not good enough. How are you supposed to manage??
 

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Hi

Despite working on Windows XP my Canon Pixma MP780 won't work on Windows 7. I have put the Original Cd in my computer and it says that it won't work with Windows 7.

Any help appreciated.

Regards

Majicman
 

A:Solved: Canon PIXMA MP780-Won't work on Windows 7

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I have Windows Vista and after two years of no trouble, my Canon won't print anything. I have reinstalled drivers, cleaned out all Temp files on the computer and cleaned out the printer queue. Still no luck. The printer comes on fine and shows no signs of being broken. The computer recognizes the printer, sends info to the printer and then nothing happens. The queue shows an error, but gives no code. Help!!
 

A:Solved: Canon Pixma ip4200 suddenly won't print

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Hi,

I've been trying to install my printer (a Canon PIXMA MP499) to my computer with a wireless connection and when I do the steps on the CDROM, it does everything okay but as soon as it gets to the MP Drivers it comes up with an error message saying "error occured while files were being copied. : 001 0000" . It also comes up with the same error message when I try and install it using a USB connection method.

If anyone can please give me a solution as quick as possible that would be really great!

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Canon PIXMA MP499 MP Drivers won't install

Make sure that when you are installing the software you are logged on as Administrator or an account with Admin. privileges. If that doesn't work try these:

http://kbsupport.cusa.canon.com/sys...ONE_OFFSET=&CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=24393

http://kbsupport.cusa.canon.com/sys...ONE_OFFSET=&CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=35379
 

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I have a printer Canon PIXMA MP150. Before i was using Windows ME and it was working then I changed my PC which had windows 7. Since buying my New PC my scanner (which comes with the printer) is not working.

Could you please advise how to fix this problem?

Thanks.
Jim
 

A:Solved: Canon PIXMA MP150 - Scanner is not working

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I have a Canon i850 printer which I have immensely enjoyed using these past four+ years. For one thing, I've never had even one paper-jam during that time.

My understanding always has been that it is best to have separate components, so that's why I've always owned a dedicated printer. However, it appears that the present-day trend is more toward all-in-one units. Actually, I'm in the market only for a printer, but if the Canon MP600 all-in-one is technologically advanced far beyond my i850, then I would strongly considering buying one.

The MP600 has a scanner (which I don't need, although it would provide me with a back-up) and it has several modern features of convenience which my i850 doesn't have. What I would especially like to know is whether or not the MP600 produces appreciably better results with both text and photos than my i850. Also, would it be faster and cheaper in the long run than the MP600? While quality of results is more important than anything else, speed, economy, and convenience also enter into the equation.

(I was also considering the Canon PIXMA iP6700D photo printer, but from what I've read so far it appears that the MP600 all-in-one is more highly-regarded.)

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has an opinon on this matter. Thank you very much.
 

A:Canon i850 printer vs. Canon Pixma MP600 All-in-One

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I get a bubble error message from the system tray that says:

One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it.

When I look at Device Properties the device status says:

No drivers installed for this device.

I know the drivers are installed. Even so, I uninstalled and reinstalled them. I downloaded the most recent drivers and tried that, still no luck.

All other USB devices are working.

I did have a virus problem 2 days ago that I cleared up. The printer malfunction seems to coincide with that time frame.

I'm running a HP 7100y with Windows XP.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Solved: Canon Pixma MP500 Printer all of a sudden Unrecognized by My PC.

Problem solved. It was as easy as removing power from the pc and the plugging it back in.

Dang.
 

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I'm running Windows XP with all updates. For the last 100 years or so, I have very carefully loaded used paper (printed on one side only) in the back tray of my printers. I'll use clean new paper from the front cassette only for my more important jobs. Saves a tree and a few bucks. My brand new Canon Pixma MX860 allows me to select Rear Tray when I go to print, but if I have chosen Plain Paper and 8.5x11, it overrides and sends to the front cassette. (I'm trying not to grumble too much - my old MX780 had a nice little button on the printer that would simply switch trays. No such button on the MX860, an otherwise great printer.) Can anyone figure out a workaround so I can continue to recycle good used paper? And yes, I know, no one in their right mind except me would send used paper through my printer, and it's not recommended, and yes, I did once ruin a printer this way, but I've grown very careful, and it works for me. So ... any help?
 

A:Solved: Canon Pixma MX860 won't print 8.5x11 from back tray

Figured it out myself. Simple solution: set Paper Source default to Continuous Autofeed, and then when you want to print recycled from the back tray just pull the front cassette drawer out a bit. The MX860 thinks you are out of paper in front and sends the job to the back. Presto, recycled 8.5x11 plain paper from the back tray. Only drawback - you have to override the default when you go to print a photo or something in the back tray (which I don't do that often anyway).
 

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I recently installed a Canon Pixma MP150 on my Dell P3 (Win 2K SP4) and have, so far, been unsuccessful in getting it to work at all. The installation itself seemed to go correctly, but in a nutshell -- the printer will not operate in any of it's "multifunction" modes. With apologies for what will be a long post, I will try to describe the exact sequence of events and symptoms:

PRINTING

After turning the printer on:

1) The green "On/Off" button flashes, a single sheet of paper feeds through the printer, the printer performs what sounds like a cartridge cleaning, the green "On/Off" button light turns steady and the LED readout reads "1", but the "Black Ink" light is flashing also.

2) After a couple of seconds, the printer makes another "cartridge cleaning" type noise, the green "On/Off" button starts flashing again and the yellow "Alarm" light starts flashing along with the already flashing yellow "Black Ink" light. At that time the LED starts flashing alternately between "E" and "2" (The paper is, however, loaded correctly)

3) At this time, If I attempt to print anything, I get an onscreen notice of "Service Error 5100", which suggests that I "Cancel printing and then turn the printer off and then back on" In the "Status Monitor" that appears on the screen if I open "Ink Details" on the menu I get the graphic readout ... Read more

A:Solved: Canon Pixma MP150 Multifunction "malfunction"

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I use Canon Pixma printer with Windows 7. When I want to scan and e-mail the colours of my computer change radically. I cannot get a full picture reproduced either. Only part of it is reproduced. I had to do a system restore to get the computer to remove the ugly colours. This is the second time that it happened. Please help.
 

A:Canon Pixma

As regards not being able to reproduce a complete picture, try reducing the 'PPI' setting in your scanner software prior to scanning. Whilst 300 ppi is considered the optimum setting for photo scans which you intend to print, that's way too high for an email. Try scanning at 150 ppi or even 100 ppi if it's only for an email attachment.

The scanning time will then be much shorter and there will only be half as much data for the PC to cope with (compared to scanning at 300 ppi).
 

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My Canon Pixma IP4200 is flashing the light on the resume button 5 times. I hve tried resetting, switching off, restarting computer to no avail. What else can I do?

A:Canon Pixma

Press theResume button when the button is blinking. If that fails, unplug the USB cable and the power cable from the computer end. Wait a few seconds and plug the power cable in. Wait a minute and plug the USb cable in.

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Canon PIXMA250 Series Multifunction Printer prints test every time.
 

A:Canon PIXMA 250

Prints the word "test"?

Prints every time you turn the printer on? Every time you try to print a document or photo? How does this event relate to Vista?
 

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I updated my driver for this printer in order to use it with a new VISTA computer. In doing this, my XP laptop, can no longer use this printer. Is there a simple solution to this?

A:Canon pixma MP 780

Updating drivers usually doesn't affect the hardware itself. Its strange that it simply stopped working because you installed vista drivers on another computer. My Pixma was simply a plug-and-play from my vista desktop to my XP laptop.

Can you provide more detail? Does the computer detect the printer but it simply doesn't print? Or is the printer undetected completely? Maybe you could try uninstalling then installing new drivers for it.

Canon Australia - PIXMA MP780

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I am running Windows 7 in a virtual environment using Parallels on my iMac intel.  My Pixma printer shows up in the printers list in Windows but refuses to print.  The documents are neatly lined up in the queue but nothing happens.  I have looked for new drivers and can find none that I have not already installed.What to do?

A:Canon Pixma MP 470

 
Hi,
 
Canon has not released a Windows 7 driver for your printer.
 
You can try the latest driver for Windows XP or Windows Vista from here:
 
If the issue persists, I am afraid you have to wait for Canon to release a Windows 7 driver.
 
Tim Quan - MSFT

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I have an error message E2 that stops me using my printer as i live in Thailand and the instructions are in Thai I can't overcome it. I have tried some of the sites that give the switching and resets for various thing such as Waste tank but to be honest I'm not sure what they are or what they mean, I have followed the instructions but nothing happens, it says that it is out of paper or jammed but I can't find one its clear. Please help I'm desperate to get some work done
 

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I have a Canon Pixma mp280 printer that I've used for a few years. Suddenly, when I go to print something from my computer, it doesn't even show my printer as a printer option. I can't find the hardware for my printer. It still scans and prints that way, just not from computer. Help.
 

A:Canon Pixma mp280

Uninstall the Canon software/drivers, reboot, and perform a fresh install following the Canon process.

You can use the install CD provided with the printer, or the better option would be to get the latest driver package from Canon.
 

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mp navagator requires 800x600 or higher resolution and higher colour
(16 bit) or better mode

ps my bios was upgraded now my mp navagator doesnt work
 

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can you help me about my printer
coz its print with a yellowish picture
 

A:canon pixma mp 237 printer

This is the example
 

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I can print pictures that are on my Samsung laptop, using my Canon Pixma MP620 with a USB cable, but when I try to scan a picture and send it to my laptop, nothing happens. A window opens asking me what device I want to use and only shows my old Epson (which I no longer have) When I go into the control panel & click on hardware and printer, it shows my Canon MO620 and has a green checkmark by it so I'm pretty sure it's capable it just won't cooperate! Thanks for any information!
 

A:Using a Canon Pixma with Windows 8

Does Devices and Printer also list the MP620 listed as a scanner? My Canon MX490 Shows up 3 times as Printer, Fax, and Scanner. I yours does not show as both a printer and a scanner, you may need to reinstall the driver software.
 

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Hi,

I have installed driver (b6C05MUx.exe) for Canon Pixma iP5200 which
Vista does not recognize.
The driver was downloaded from Canon and is compatible with my Vista.
Please advice how to make the printer work.

Thanks,
Martti

A:Canon Pixma iP5200

Hi, On the Canon site it is this driver ip5200vst200ej.exe here is the link http://support-au.canon.com.au/EN/search?c...p;menu=DownloadMake sure you get the Vista driver.Uninstall the canon printer before installing the new driver and follow the install instuctions as you have to install the printer following the correct steps.

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Hello Friends,I.m facing a ‘printer problem’ My o/s is xp home sp3 and I have a Canon Pixma IJ 1600 printer connected which was working fine till date.All of a sudden , it has stopped detecting my color cartridge.Whwnever I start printing, I get the following error message:-

“The color cartridge can not be recognized.Install the appropriate cartridge”
I have uninstalled rhe cartridge several times,removed the printer and driver and then reinstalled it but to no avail.I do.nt know what to do?Please help.thanks
 

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My Canon PIXMA MG6120 doesn't print the text in a document containing both text and photos. I think the driver may be incorrect, but am uncertain which driver to load from the Canon website. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on an HP TouchSmart 600-1050. Any suggestions?
 

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Urgent help please.

This printer normally connected through USB to pc running Windows XP in room 1.
2nd wireless pc running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit in room 2.
Connected printer through USB on Win 7 pc and windows updated drivers ok and everything printing ok.
Then re-connected printer to XP pc ( in different room ) and set up printer and file sharing.
When adding printer wirelessly to Win 7 pc the windows update cannot find any drivers for this model and yet it does when running through a USB connection!
Can anyone tell me where on the Win 7 pc I can locate the drivers that were installed when printer was connected via USB or how to get around this problem? Drivers that can be downloaded from internet seem not to have an INF extension which Win 7 requires for installation.

May be being dense but can you tell me what I should be doing?

A:Canon Pixma iP4200

hi maureenmcn ,welcome to the forums , have a read of this thread Canon Pixma IP4200 it may contain the information you require

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error problem 6000 keeps showing up and i am unable to print???

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This is an extremely basic question ...

I only turn my printer on when I need to use it, which is not too often. By chance, I happened to look at Control Panel/System/Device Manager/Disk Drives while it was connected, and I was quite astonished to see the following entry:

Canon MP600Storage USB Device

followed by all my regular HDs (3 in all).

Is this normal under VISTA? I ask as I have some problems with certain USB-attached devices, and am trying to isolate the problem.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey peps.

anyone have this driver for Windows 7 64 bit? i couldn't find it for the love of God. only found that utility stuff on their site.

A:Canon Pixma IP4200

1. Use Windows Update, it will install the driver automatically
2. Install driver add-on and software from canon website

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I have istalled the latest driver and program from Canon support site.
But I get the bluescreen with the error:
STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000004, 0x00000000, 0xb2000000, 0x00020151) ...

The driver to the printer Canon Pixma ip4500 should work with Vista x64.

I have Windows Vista Ultimate x64.

Please help me.

A:Canon Pixma ip4500

Hi Spiderfreak!

Here is a link to Canon website for the latest Canon driver. Just pick your printer from the list then choose the OS (Vista x64) and download/install. Hope this helps.

Since you did not specify you got your driver from their website I figured I'd look.

Download Library - Canon USA Consumer Products

Raj

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Hey Folks, I have a Canon MP160 and I am trying to print photos, but they always come out redder that I want, I found some NTSC Color Bars and printed them and Magenta is purple and red is deep orange, I did a monitor calibration with a Spyder Pro and thought that corrected the problem but to no avail, any suggestions?
 

A:Canon Pixma MP160

what kind of printer are using
are you using the correct profile for the type of paper

getting a print to look like it does on your monitor requires carefull calibration and printer profiling

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=printer+profile
 

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Error code 5100. Recommended action to turn off printer and turn back on again. Does not work. Any ideas?
 

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How can I troubleshoot the waste ink full?

I have already tried cleaning and replacing the foam but when I am going to print again, there is this waste ink full window that shows up.
 

A:Canon Pixma IP1000

Look for a plastic bottle of some sort and empty it out. (Not the toner cartridge!!!)
 

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Hi

I just installed Windows 7 and my printer doesn't seem to work.. Its a Canon pixma MP160.. i guess i have to install the proper drivers.. could someone help me out with this?

A:Canon Pixma MP160

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jana


Hi

I just installed Windows 7 and my printer doesn't seem to work.. Its a Canon pixma MP160.. i guess i have to install the proper drivers.. could someone help me out with this?


You should be able to install the Vista drivers for it.

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Guys i just bought All in one Canon PIXMA MP230 ! And i installed it as the manual guide says ! but after installing it , i cant use the scanner !! the printer and the copier are working fine ! But when i press scan document or use the IJ Scan Utility to try to scan a document i get this error .
I have uploaded the error in a picture so you can see it guys and help me !
Thank you so much.
 

A:Need help with Canon PIXMA MP230

You have the latest drivers and software?

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer
 

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I need step by step how to print imange on PVC card,I bought the jtray but it comes with no instructions,and im not very savvy with computers,I have no clue where to start.
 

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Did everything instructed for troubleshooting printing problems i.e. all maintenance, print head alignments (including manual alignment) etc. Printer will NOT print black and white TEXT. I have all new cartridges including black. Color prints ok but no black and white text printing. What could be the problem here?
 

A:Canon Printer - Pixma iP6600D

Your print head has likely failed. Thats the piece thats under the cartridges and it is removal to be cleaned or replaced. Instructions for manually cleaning the printhead can be found here: http://www.inkjetoasis.ca/io_help.asp

To order a new print head you can call Canon @ 1-800-OK CANON, I think its about $70 but if you like the printer then its worth it since most new Canon's use considerable more expensive cartridges because they have the print head built into the cartridge.
 

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When i print a black and white mostly with small amount of color in the text only the color comes out with no b&w. I can copy a document with no problem so i know it is not an ink or nozzle fault. Any solutions please
 

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When I try to print, I get a message, "Printer is performing another operation", there are no jobs in queue; also the LCD display reads " Set ink cartridge". Please help!
 

A:Canon Printer Pixma MX340

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I just installed new color and black and white ink cartridges and now all of my emails and internet print jobs are printing in a light blue - documents in Word print fine in black and white. The nozzle check printout only showed light blue and black. Does this mean that my ink cartridges are faulty? It was working fine prior to replacing both cartridges. Thanks.
 

A:Canon Pixma MX330 Problem

If you perform a test print, you should get a quality check of each color (ie: red/yellow/blue and black or magenta/yellow/cyan and black). If you aren't getting a proper test print, the ink is low/empty or the print head is clogged). There should be cleaning and deep cleaning options in the printer options. You can attempt cleaning until the test print is correct.
 

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Has anyone ever run into this crazy problem? I have a Canon Pixma 4300 that I got bundled with my MacBook pro. It's been sitting on my desk inert ever since. I cannot get it to print anything, anytime. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers at least twice, reset the printer... I don't think it's a communication error because my laptop sees the printer, can check the ink, etc. Once I reinstall the drivers I can always print a test page exactly once, then never again. I get no error messages. Nothing.

Opening the print queue box it shows what ever job I'm attempting to print as "printing" but the printer never actually prints anything. If I pull the plug on the printer with a job in the queue I get a "can't communicate with printer" message, which tells me communication isn't the issue.

I'm running OS 10.6.8 on a 2007 MacBook pro. I know it's not my laptop since I've never had any problem with any other printer, including a PIXMA Pro 9000.

I'm thinking there's something either super easy to fix or that this printer is just a lemon that needs to go in the trash. Canon has been very unhelpful. Every once in a while I'll dust this thing off and try to make it work. Is it time to give up?
 

A:Canon Pixma ip4300 has NEVER worked

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My Canon Pixma MP series printer is not working.

When I turn it on, it makes a shuddering noise and then flashes the codes E 3 on the display. It makes the same sound then when I turn it off.

Writing to Canon, they thought it was a paper jam which is more or less impossible as there is no paper in the machine. Then they advised to disconnect the printer from the power supply to reset it. This hasn't worked. Their final suggestion is that there is a hardware fault. However, as there is only one service centre in the UK, by the time I can get it fixed (even though it is under warranty), it would certainly cost quite a bit in postage...

I've been advised by others to try cleaning the chrome bar which I have done now and to try and force a bit of thick paper through to clear out any remnants which may be in there. I'm not sure how I would accomplish this as there is no form feed button and it has never been easy to make it grab the paper anyway...

I've since been made aware that these phantom paper jams seem to be a common problem with Canon Pixmas... I heard someone could fix them by removing and replacing the paper tray which would be easier if I had a front-loading machine.

Any advice which will save me buying another printer would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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