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Q: Canon Pixma IP4200

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.

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Preferred Solution: Canon Pixma IP4200

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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Anyone know why my magenta cartridge gets contaminated with black ink when the printer is left unused for a few hours?
 

A:Canon Pixma iP4200 ink contamination

Sounds like the black cartridge may be leaking.
 

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I'm assisting an elderly lady with this printer problem. After changing Cyan & Magenta cartridges the printer failed to print the current Word doc. The RESUME/CANCEL button was flashing orange continuously.
In the printer's Maintenance I tried the following:
i) Deep Cleaning - Black PGBK, resulted with Operator error. RESUME button failed to clear the problem.
ii) Deep Cleaning - All colours, same result as above.
iii) Cleaning - same result as above.
iv) Print Head Alignment - same result as above.
v) Nozzle Check - same resuilt as above.
Turned the printer off and on again, flashing orange light.
Shutdown the computer and restarted it, with no improvement.
Lastly noted how many orange flashes - five. So I consulted the Service Manual,
Section 2-1. Operator Call Errors (by Alarm LED Blinking in Orange).
5 times; Solution suggested Install the print head properly.
All the Ink Cartridges show red light. Can anyone please offer a suggestion as how to correct this problem, thank you?
 

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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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My printer was not printing at all. I have changed all 5 cartridges, and the printer still does not print. The RESUME/CANCEL button is flashing orange continuously, and when I attempt to print anything I get the following error message: "Operator Error: Press the printer's RESUME button. If this doesn't clear the error, cancel printing and turn the printer off and then on again".

I followed these instructions (multiple times) with no success.

From the printer's Maintenance I tried the following:
i) Deep Cleaning - Black PGBK, resulted with the same error as above.
ii) Deep Cleaning - All colours, same result as above.
iii) Cleaning - same result as above.
iv) Print Head Alignment - same result as above.
v) Nozzle Check - same resuilt as above.
Turned the printer off and on again, flashing orange light.
Shutdown the computer and restarted it, with no improvement.
Lastly noted how many orange flashes - five. So I consulted the Service Manual,
Section 2-1. Operator Call Errors (by Alarm LED Blinking in Orange).
5 times; Solution suggested Install the print head properly.
All the Ink Cartridges show solid red light (installed correctly). Can anyone please offer a suggestion as how to correct this problem, thank you?
 

A:Canon Pixma IP4200 Problem - "Operator Error" message

have a read here
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/posts/27843
see if that helps at all
 

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New cartridges fitted, paper full.

Problem when trying to print I get no faults when I do test run on Canon's fault finder, ink shows all full, drivers all comparable but still wont work. Printer middle Light flashes orange and when pressed still flashes orange. Everything is working but no printing. Since the problem first showed up it worked twice but I cannot get any joy out of it.
Has anyone have suggestions as to what could be the fault?
The printer is now about 7 - 10 years old one of the first pixma out.

please advise.

Justlisten.
 

A:Canon ip4200 printer

if its that old - it maybe the ink tank absorber - which is part of the printer and is used each time the printer is turned on

have a look here - it list the error codes from that flashing orange light
http://kbsupport.cusa.canon.com/sys...ONE_OFFSET=&CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=54064

error codes also listed in the service manual
http://noel.bouvet.free.fr/ip4200/Canon%20Servicemanual_ip4200.pdf

if it is flashing 8 times
have a search for
waste ink absorberClick to expand...

and you will see what I mean
 

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When i print a page on the internet the right hand side of page is not printing:
 

A:canon ip4200 printer

Which browser are you using? IE, Firefox, Opera..

If you're printing out of IE, go to File --> Print Preview and see what that's showing you. If the page you're trying to print has multiple frames, find the drop down box in the preview window to select "Only the Selected Frame". If that looks good, print from there and see how it comes out.

I don't think your printer is to blame!
 

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My Pixma ip4200 printer has worked very well since new (could be 2 years old). It started requiring me to reseat the magenta cartridge once in a while, told me I had two cartridges installed, or magenta cartridge was not recognised as genuine (it is) now it won't recognise it at all and I can't print. Message is now: Ink tank errors have occurred. Replace ink tanks on which ink lamps are off. The light comes on when I lift and reseat it but error persists.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer with no improvement. I am loath to buy a new cartridge - present one is only half used - if it doesn't help and I shall lose the cost.
Has anyone seen this problem before and can offer a cure, please?
 

A:Solved: Canon ip4200 problem

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Canon ip4200 printer on windows 7
I try to print a CD-label with the CD-slide, using the label print software that comes on the original Canon CD.
The software says it cannot print because the top cover is open, while it is not. The orange alarm led in the RESUME button blinks 6 times.
Normal printing, taking paper from the A4 sources, goes well. Ink is OK.
I did a printer reset (with POWER and RESUME buttons), which did not help.
What is the matter here and what can I do to resolve this issue.
 

A:Canon ip4200 print CD-label

Apologies if this is not relevant: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/28/windows-7/368307/canon-cd-labelprint-and-windows-7/
 

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Not sure if this goes in this forum or the hardware forum, but I thought I'd go ahead and try here.

I have an old Canon Pixma IP4200 (US) printer that I modified to be able to print directly on CDs. I use this very rarely, mostly to create demo-reels to send out to prospective employers. Anyway, it's been about a year and a half I think since the last time I did it.

So my problem is that when I print on a CD, the print is offset from where it should be by about 1.125" This makes it so everything is in the wrong place, and part of the CD is left white.

I am printing from Photoshop, and I tried turning off the "center image" option in the Photoshop print dialog box, and manually offsetting the image. This doesn't seem to have any effect on the placement of the document in the preview. My document is 4.877" in each direction which is the size of a CD, this is the way it should be right?

Has anyone dealt with CD printing on these Canon Pixma printers who can help me fix this problem? I really need to get this reel out. Thanks.
 

A:Canon IP4200 CD printing problem

Anybody have any ideas?

I tried using the Canon PrintCD software, but it says there's no supported printer connected. I'm guessing because I don't have the true European version of the printer.
 

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Hi, I decided to intall cheaper carts on my printer and extracted the chips from the old carts and some worked. I have two now that I have bought genuine Canon carts for but when i install them, the red light keeps flashing on the cart and the amber light on the front flashes seven times continuously. When I try to print I get an eror message saying I cannot have more than one of the same ink tanks installed. Any ideas? Canon say the printer is out or warranty and try turning it off for an hour to reset itself! ( Which didn't work!)
 

A:Canon ip4200 - More than one ink tank of the same colour installed

Resolved this one although I feel a little silly, I thought I would post the answer as I could not find it on any website.
I asked inkredible.co.uk, who I bought the compatible carts from if they had ever came across this and they said "Hi Tony, The only time I have come across this is when I transferred the chips the very first time I did it. The problem was that I got the chips mixed up. What your printer is saying is that you have 2 chips in the printer that come from the same cartridge. 1 will be the original cartridge. The other will be on the wrong colour compatible. Hope this helps. Regards, Nichola"

The lesson is replace one cart at a time and do not do what I did and think I may as well replace them all as they are all running out. Then I got the chips mixed up. The chip is therefore specific to an individual colour even though each colour is exactly the same shape of cartridge.

You learn something new everyday.!!!
 

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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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.

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

bump
 

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

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

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Have returned to my Canon Pixma Pro9000 printer after 2 months of non use over the winter. The printer flashes yellow and green and the rollers run when turned on for a moment. But it does nothing else. Will not move inks to remove position when lid opened. Installed new printer drivers but the printer is non responsive even when non connected to computer. Tried hard reset. Did not work. Turned off and on, checked paper paths and guide settings. Not sure what to do next. Thanks
 

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Hi, i'm having problems with getting my scanner/printer to do anything. To begin with whenever i turned it on the LCD always said

"Printer error has occured. Turn off power then back on again. If problem persists see the manual"

and so i turn it off and the message only reappears, it seems to not be able to load properly.

I did get it to load once or twice, (how it hapenned is beside me) and successfully printed something off, but on attempting a scan the same message came up midscan. Now i'm back to square one, with only ever seeing the error message all the time and the printer/scanner giving me no options and not loading properly.

Does anybody have any good advice?

the driver discs also told me that the driver cant install properly either, am i likely to have these problems if my laptop only has Windows XP? Also, for some reason i think it only loads properly if it's been left off for hours, why is this?

thanks xxxxx
 

A:Canon Pixma wont boot!

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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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I have a simple question that i cant seem to find a solution for. I have a Canon Pixma IP 6600 Printer. When I print borderless and the paper is taken from the upright feeder rather than the cassette no matter the size of the paper there is always a white line on the paper on one side. This line is not straight it is crooked across the paper. I use Canon Paper and when I emailed Canon this question I got a useless form letter in reply. Can somone help me. Thank you.
 

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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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I recently bought this Canon product and it worked very well for about 6-7 months, but when we came back from vacation the black color faded and and gradualy disappeared.
I took the cartridges and the print head to the guys that refilled my cartridges (no problem here only second refill no leaks or dryed ink problems) and they told me that the printer head was clogged and that the pump that was responsible for the cleanining and deep cleaning funtions was not powerfull enough to unclog the head.
They unclogged the print head and it worked fine for the next 4-5 pages. By the 6t page black vanished again. I took the printer head back to the guys and they told me that it doesent have a problem .

So one out of two:

1. It's indeed clogged and i need to know what i can do to unclog it
2. The printer head is uncloged .... and i don't have a clue what i'm supposed to do now except posting on forums .

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Canon Pixma MP520 Problem

The print heads on the 520 are odd ones, if not unique for this type of machine from Canon - most of the other #8 based machines have the Black #8 in them as well - the MP520 doesn't, and uses that large #5, which is meant for text printing as its black - this is not the normal photo ink, which the #8s have in them, and is a bit thicker than the other colors (including the #8 Black). This means that it will clog a bit more often, including deeper clots between the actual head and the cartridge. What the refillers are using are flow sensors, which only detect if the ink is moving through the assembly, not if they are impeeded, and do so with a bit more pressure than what the printer normally generates.

What does all this mean? Well, here's what I would do...

1 - Using 409 or Fantastik (NO WINDEX) and a Q-Tip, I would clean all electrical contacts between the print head assembly and the printer (all those spots on the face of the print head, and all the little wire contacts inside the machine) to make sure no ink overspray is causing faulty print quality.

2 - Ye Old Desert Dish Trick - Take a desert dish and put a layer of 409 or Fantastik on it, and lay the PRINT HEADS into it (DO NOT SUBMERGE THE ASSEMBLY INTO THE 409 or FANTASTIK - only the print heads on the bottom) While it sits, make sure you keep the ink cartridges sitting in their respective slots, as you don't want the top of the print heads drying either. Come back an hour or so later and scrub the h... Read more

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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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I have a canon Pixma ip 1600 printer and been using refilled cartridges.All of a sudden my printer has stopped detecting color cartridge and as such I can not print blck prints either.No amount of hardare/software settings would do.
Is there any way by which I can take black only prints, using black cartridge only? Any method for bypassing the color cartridge completely?
Any advise is most welcome.
Thanks
 

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The printer won't start and the YELLOW ALARM light is flashing.

The Canon Troubleshooting Guide advises to count the number of flashes and then refer to the User Manual.

I cannot find anything in the User Manual that indentifies errors in terms of number of flashes.

Anyone know where to find these error messages ?

TiA

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A:Canon Pixma MP620 Error

Is this a new printer or one that you had working previously?
What OS are you running?
 

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My Canon PIXMA MX700 Printer isn't functioning as a network printer. During installation of it as a network printer, what it does is say "Communicating with printer." for a while and
then it says "The printer in the network could not be detected
automatically. Set the IP address of the printer to be connected." And no
matter what I select it starts over with "Communicating with printer." I corresponded with Canon via email, but in the end they just said to call their technical support. The printer is wired into the modem and plugged into the computer via USB, so I don't get the problem.

A:Canon PIXMA MX700 Printer

On my Canon MX870 I use the wireless connection but there is also an eithernet port. I believe what you are seeing is the wireless wizard attempting to connect wirelessly to the printer.

If you are using the wired or wireless connection you should not need to use the USB connection on the printer. Perhaps this has something to do with the problem?

Does the printer show up on the Windows 7 network map? Does it show as being connected in the routers settings?

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