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My printer just shut off as I was calling it up to
Unplug the unit and check it at another outlet, preferably on another circuit. This is just to be sure the problem is at the power supply not an overloaded circuit.
If it doesn't turn on, then the unit is in need of repair or replacement. If the printer is still under warranty, contact Canon at 1-800-OK-CANON (toll free) from 10 AM to 10 PM M-F (except holidays). Otherwise decide if the unit is worth the charges for diagnosis and repair. The diagnosis will probably start at ~$50 that will be included in the cost of the repair if you decide to continue.
I wish that I had better news for you.
on Jun 03, 2018
False paper jam warning on Canon Pixma iP3000 printer
I have been using the Canon MP180 PIXMA for almost three years now without a hitch until I received a paper jam warning which I could not resolve. I Googled "Canon PIXMA paper jam" today and landed on this site. I turned the printer upside-down and shook vigorously. Out popped a small pebble-like bit of concrete which somehow found it's way into my printer. I guess our hardwood floor installation on the floor above had shaken up some old plaster and concrete bits that had lodged in our drop-down ceiling from our 3rd floor bathroom renovation last year and this little ****** came through an opening in our rec-room (where the computer and printer are) drop-down ceiling. A very strange sequence of events, that I would not have suspected, but happy to say that your advice here did the trick and the printer is a tough and trustworthy little printer afterall!
Dan in Canada
on Jan 12, 2018
Operator error. Press printer's RESUME button.
I tried all the reset codes and so forth you might find on other
otherwise useful forums, and i have successfully modded 5 of these to
print on DVDs, but this "operator error" and five yellow flashing lights
was a tough nut to crack. I was about to give up and toss it when I
tried one more thing and it works!
With the cartridges removed and the printhead carrier in the central
position, press the empty printhead's back gently but firmly about a
dozen times back against the printhead carrier, pushing it in toward the
rear of the printer. I think this may help improve a bad contact
between the half a dozen or so rows of little metal contacts on the
printhead and their corresponding protruding little metal pins on the
printhead carrier. It feels a little spongy (you can feel some give) as
you push it in toward the rear of the printer and it gently springs back
This solved it for me. I thought I'd share my idea and successful solution, and I hope it helps you, too.
on Jul 26, 2017
Pixma 3000 wont print
If you unplug a printer that is performing a firmware update then that ruins the logic board. However you do not say why the update was being performed. had you initiated the update? or did the machine start to do this of its own accord? Anyway its too late now. A new logic board is required and it has to be done by a Canon engineer as his has the software to reload its programming. This is well out of the scope of a user repair. Sorry.
on Jul 02, 2017
Won't print black
I found a solution to the Black printing problem :)
Under Printing Preferences: Set your Media Type to Photo Paper Pro.
We used edible ink cartridges and printed onto icing sugar paper. Same old... Just one day it refused to print black. In order to continue our small business, I degraded the color until I printed gray and not black.
Tonight, I browsed for the problem and came across this :)
Hope it helps you too
on Nov 11, 2015
On off light blinkinking from green to red and I
Canon IP3000 INK counter reset
Can gave it a go may work
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..
on Aug 22, 2015
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