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Ink keeps leaking from the printer!

Help! Ink from the large black cartridge keeps leaking out the front of the printer (where the paper comes out). We've had this printer for over 2 years and it didn't have this problem until recently. None of the other inks leak except for the #5 black. We tried changing cartridges and it still leaks. What can be the problem and what can we do??? SS.

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  • shazinoz Oct 08, 2008

    We've been having the same problem for about a year now (Printer is 2 yrs old).

    It creates a black line of ink on the reverse side, down the middle of the paper ......

    ????????

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    My MP830 is less than a year old and I have the same problem. I have never used anything but authentic canon cartridges. It goes through far too much ink compared to my previous model the 780.



    This printer has been the BIGGEST disappointment and I am done with canon.

  • teashop Dec 13, 2008

    Yes! We are now having the same problem. Huge black streak down the
    middle back of every page! What a pain! I tell you, it seems that one
    year is about the lifetime of printers these days. Servicing one of
    these is expensive. Better to buy a new one, but that is so horribly
    wasteful.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    yes I have the same problem with black ink coming out from under the rollers where the paper feeds out the front what can I do to stop this problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I have the MP480. Only had it a couple of months and I have gone through 5 cartridges. I have to buy a new cartridge every month and sometimes less than a month.. This was not so when I used HP. I am getting rid of this printer as fast as I can and I will never buy anything canon again!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I am VERY disappointed with this printer.  It eats ink and now it's spewing all over everything I print.  Given the high cost of service, it's cheaper to buy a new beast, which is horrible from an environmental standpoint.

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The problems you are experiencing are due to ink buildup in the ink absorbers that reside in the base of the printer. I'm surprised that you did not get a "ink absorber almost full" message. Unfortunately this occurs when more ink (heavy printing) goes in to this area than the ink absorbers can absorb and the ink starts to build up. An ink waste tube feeds in to the absorbers right in the front middle of the printer. When the ink begins to build up, it comes up through the paper platen there in the front causing the ink problems on the back of your paper.

The machine will need to be serviced. Canon suggest replacing all of the ink absorbers which is the easiest thing to do from a Tech perspective. The last machine I had in with this problem, I tore down machine and just rinsed all of the absorbers. You also have to rinse the underside of the paper platen.

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Yeah this is due to the ink pads being blocked at front causing the ink to comne out off the machine. there is a updated part to over come this problem. Or the ink type has come off or blocked. This could be caused by fake inks but does also happy with canon inks.

This make a alot of mess, the only think i can say is to call out a service engineer. I have contacts that will do this in the uk. if you need to know more let me know.,

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