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Pixma MP830 - loud popping noise

After I print or copy and the machine sits for a time it seems to cycle internally. Sometimes when it does so it makes rapid popping sounds like gears aren't meshing or something. It does not happen every time but when it does it is very noticeable. Please help. Thank you.

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Take it back for a full replacement, it sound like it has a few faults, why be stuck with it, you have the right to fair trading, which states your product must do wahta it should for a reasonable amount of time. Just out of box and faulting already is not reasonable!!! Hope you hace receipt.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon Pixma MP830 error 5100

As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA 530 grinds away

I had a persistant grinding noise about 30 seconds after the printer finished printing. It's been going on about 2 months. I did one thing which seemed to work. So try opening the cover on the back of the machine by lifting upward on the gray lever in the middle of the back of the machine. Leave this cover open during and after printing. The grinding noise went away.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: my canon pixma mp530 makes a loud noise most times

My MP-530 would try to boot up making a noise like something slipping or grinding, ending with ERROR Code 5100.

Solution: Open the Lid. The drive belt was loose and not able to drive the carriage. There is a gear on the right side of the carriage and a pulley on the left side of the carriage. The spring which holds the pulley tight is missing or broken. I was not able to see the tension spring. To put tension on the pulley, to tighten the drive belt, I cut a Popsicle stick into a wedge and inserted it into the middle slot right of the pulley.
Close the lid and power back on. Runs like new. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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EUREKA! At least the following worked for me w/ this piece of sshhhh.....
went to menu - user data - cleaning..after the "cleaning' whatever that worked. I also took out the cartridges and cleaned the ink contacts. hope it works out

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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Most likely you need to install the printer drivers that came with the printer on a CD.
Or, you can download and install the very latest drivers from Canon's website!
Install them according to thier directions and you should be printing in no time!

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My MP830 will not print. It shows error code 5C10 and makes a loud, quick repeating clanking noise. Any suggestions?

When the printer is not functioning properly it may need to be reset. Make sure that this code is not being generated from a paper jam. Consult your manual for all the ways to check for paper jammed in the printer. (You may not be able to see the paper jam).

Then try a reset as follows:

1) On the printer panel, press and hold the <On/Off> button for one second (the display will go blank). If it does not, unplug the power cord.

2) Wait approx. ten seconds. If unplugged, plug it back in. Otherwise, press the <On/Off> button again.

3) Wait for the machine to cycle through its startup routine before trying a print job.

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I have a Canon MP830 & I can't print or send a fax Error message 300 - I can't turn off the printer - & it says I have 10% in memory. it is also making a clicking noise

Hi there,
Error No. 300 :

Cause 1: The machine is not ready.
Action : Ensure that the lamp on the Operation Panel lights.
If the lamp on the Operation Panel is off, turn the machine on.
While [COPY] is flashing, the machine is initializing. Wait until [COPY] stops flashing and stays lit.
When the Alarm Lamp lights orange, an error may occur in the machine.

Cause 2 : Machine is not proper connected.
Action : Ensure that the printer cable is securely connected to the computer/
* If using a switching hub or other devices, disconnect the machine and reconnect it directly to the computer and try printing again. If successful, the problem may have been with the device.
* There could also be a problem with the cable(s). Replace the cable and try printing again.

Cause 3 : The name of the machine being used is not selected in the [Printer] pull down menu of the [Print]dialog box.
Action : Select [MP830] from the [Printer] pop-up menu in the [Print] dialog box of the printer driver.
If the [MP830] is not displayed in the printer list, follow the procedure below to confirm the settings.
1) Select [ Print abd Fax Preferences] from the [Printer] pop-up menu.
2) Check that [MP830] is displayed in the screen that is displayed and select the [InMenu] checkbox.
3) If [MP830] is not displyed, click [+] to add a printer.
If [MP830] is not displayed, install the MP Drivers again referring to the Easy Setup Instructions for the operations.

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Have a good day.

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My color printing is missing lines through it

take out the colour print cartridge,clean the ink side of it,sometimes if not used for a while ink hardens and causes this,also clean the printheat which the cartridge sits in,hope this helps

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White lines 1/2" when printing

Sounds like you may have damaged the printhead or the printhead connections.

I'd recommend removing the cartridges and then the printhead and check for any obvious signs of damage or soiling on the base of the printhead and/or on the back of the printhead. There's also a series of contact plates in the carriage unit (the bit the printhead and cartridges sit in)... These pins can become damaged.

Finally... if the process of removing the jam involved a lot of pulling and shoving you may have damaged the feed mechanism... Hard to know without seeing it so worth checking that some paper and/or ink hasn't soiled any of the calibration strips and is causing the printer to get "lost".

Appreciate the above is a bit technical but start with the printhead and work your way carefully through, looking for anything that might seem out of place or "odd".

Hope that helps.


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Take it back for a full replacement, it sound like it has a few faults, why be stuck with it, you have the right to fair trading, which states your product must do wahta it should for a reasonable amount of time. Just out of box and faulting already is not reasonable!!! Hope you hace receipt.

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