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Cannon PIXMA MP170, printing problems

Hi people, Can anyone help me; I have recently purchased a new Cannon PIXMA MP170 and I am having problems with its printing. When I print out a word document much of the documents text is cut out and is replaced with brackets and dots (i.e. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[?,,,,) I have not yet aligned the printer head but when I try the printer displays a error, I am not sure if I am doing this correctly, can anyone offer any help PLEASE????

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Re: Cannon PIXMA MP170, printing problems

My printer wont print out anything in black, even though i have just replaced the cartridge, why??

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Re: Cannon PIXMA MP170, printing problems

Maybe the USB cable was plugged before the driver has been installed : I noticed this advice in my manual.

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Windows7 is not compatible with my Cannon Pixma MP170 Printer


There's still hope for your printer. Just download the MP170 update driver support for Windows 7 from your printer manufacturer.

I've already taken the liberty to search the driver for you. Click here. Just put in Windows 7 on "Select OS".

Hope this helps. Thank you for using Fixya.

Jan 08, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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What does the trouble code on a cannon printer

Hi there,

The 6500 error code is a logic board error code. The PCI Bus error is detected by the ASCI. Sounds like it needs new logic board. but i suggest you to first of all you can try to reset your printer -

1. Turn the printer off with the Power button (if available).
2. Disconnect the data cable from the printer.
3. Unplug the printer's power cord for approximately 10 minutes, and then plug it back in. 
4. Turn the printer back on. If this works you're done, if not try the next step.

1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the paper output tray.
2. Open the top cover and wait until the print head moves to the center.
3. Open the inner cover and check that ink tanks are properly seated.
4. Properly seated
5. Press down on each ink tank until a click is heard.
6. Close the inner cover and top cover

if reset method not works for you then you go for the new logic board replacement .............


Jul 17, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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My Canon iP4500 does not print with "black" cartridge

hi im josh in cebu phils. may i help you? Friend the problem is your cartridge and on the tank causes spoiled ink that stuck on it. To solve this problem. you may visit the Cannon Pixma support manual site and follow the steps there:here:

good luck friend hope i helped you.

Mar 14, 2009 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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I have lost the software that i got with the printer pixma MP 170 where can i get the software for this item. can you help

Please click on the below link or copy the URL and paste it in your web browser. Select the operating system you are using and download the drivers...
For Vista -
Thank you.........

Sep 29, 2008 | Cannon Printers & Copiers

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Printer won't print

My Cannon MP170 only prints in black. The color cartridge is not printing.

Sep 25, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Canon Pixma MP170/150

not sure how we install the cannon to the pc and make it print.

May 04, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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Ink cartridge



try cleaning the terminals of your printer cartridge and your new ink and install it again...

if samething happens try installing again your printer.

if still nothing happens maybe you purchase a deffective ink cartridge...

if that happens you can return it to the shop were you bought it and demand for a replacement cause most of manufacterer have warranties for their products...


hope it helps...

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