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I have had an IP5000 printer for a number of years. It is working great! However I thought I was having a problem. It turned out, it was simply a setting I failed to make on the paper type. At any rate I went out a purchased a new IP4500 printer and because I installed the print cartridges, the vendor has refused to take it back. My question to you is. How can I store this printer until I need it in the future without the print cartridges drying out and ruining the printer? Thanks Denny

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    Appreciate your helpful suggestion.

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You need to remove the cartridges, unfortunately those cartridges will have to be "tossed" unless you want to store them in a ziploc style bag. Depending on the time before use they may still work. But don't rely on it.

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I have a Canon ip5000 Pixma printer. I've had it a number of years and its worked great until recently. Recently it just stopped printing blue (cyan). I tried removing and cleaning the print head, and...


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Please try this solution

A hard reset of the printer may clear the error. Here is how to perform the hard reset:
1.Shut down the computer.
2.Open the top cover of the printer and remove the print cartridges.
3.Close the top cover of the printer.
4.Press the power button on the printer to turn the printer off.
5.Disconnect the communications, (USB or Parallel), cable from the back of the printer.
6.Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer for one minute.
7.Reconnect the communications cable to the printer.
8.Reconnect the power cable to the printer.
9.Press the printer power button to turn the printer on.
10.Open the top cover and reinsert the print cartridges.
11.Close the top cover and print the calibration page.
12.Restart the computer.
Please let me know if you need more help

Mar 06, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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I have tried deep cleaning several times on my Pixma iP5000 but can still not get the blue and magenta colours. Thr printer has been stand still for approx 4 years. Black and yellow works fine.


You need to replace the print head to fix the problem. You can't let ink printers sit for years. Especially when the print head is a part of the printer and not the cartridge.

Sep 28, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer

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I have a ip5000 that has service error code 5100


I had the same problem. all i did was open the printer up and moved the thing that holds the cartridges to the middle by hand. mine seems to be working fine.

Tips:
#1 Move the cartridge holder back to the right manually, but carefully - close lid and turn the printer off, then on again.

#2 Move the printer cartridge and shut down three times, but it finally kicked in and started working again. Don't give up just trying it once.

Good luck!

Aug 10, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon IP4600 won't feed from rear tray.


It turns out that if you read the documentation VERY carefully it says that "if the application program specifies 8.5x11 plain paper and that is what is loaded in the front cassette you cannot print from the rear tray". It turns out that this is true even if you go to the printer driver and specify "rear tray" manually. The driver disregards the setting. You can force printing plain paper from the rear tray by going to the Canon "My Printer" icon and forcing ALL printing from the rear tray. If you do this, remember to change it back. You can also print plain paper from the rear tray if you specify the "allocation" option and the paper from the front cassette runs out. You can always print from the rear tray if the application that created the print job specifies something other than 8.5x11 without resorting to the forced override, e.g. printing a .jpg or .gif or something from an application like Paintshop or Printshop, etc.

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Pixma IP5000 printing pink


Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Color printing


I removed the ink tanks then I removed the print head very carefully.
I rinsed the print head with the cleaner that comes with my refill
bottles, let it dry and carefully reinserted the print head. I "cleaned"
the nozzles and ran nozzle check and it worked fine.

I no longer trust this iP5000 printer for photos so I have purchased a new
Canon iP6700D which is great. I will use both printers...only using
the new one for photos only.

The main thing I have learned from my Canon printers is not to clean
the print heads as often due to that "Absorber almost full" message!
I still like the Canon for the ink capacity and separate tanks.

Your site has been so helpful! Thank you!

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Ip5000 - Ink Absorber full


turn-off the printer

next hold steady the on-button of the printer and switch on

release the on button

press the on button

happy printing

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