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How to change print head on canon i9900

I have the new print head. Have removed ink tanks

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  • jplnow Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks! I am up & running. I appreciate your taking time to respond.

  • nanhart Jan 15, 2009

    I have a new printhead and do not know how to remove the old one.

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It is held in by a retaining lever on the top of the transport carriage. It is the lighter gray plastic piece on top. Follow it horizontally across to the right and the level to flip it up is on the right side of the transport towards the top. Just grab it and flip it up and then remove the print head assembly.

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I own 2 canon i9900 printers,they are both 5 years old.maintenance is allways an
issue with this type of printer because of the eight cartridges.If you dont use this
printer for a long time it will dry out at the cartridge depending where you live.
humid temps will keep nozzles wet,if you dont print alot during winter when it gets dry they will dry sooner,keep it active at least once or twice a month ,print a full
size photo of yourself.If you have tried everything after a nozzle check and deep
cleaning and you photos are printing real strange colors,DO THE FOLLOWING
open the cover,the print head will park in the center,get a small flaslight and
shine it inside all the way to the right ,you will see two OBLONG allmost square
objects,That is the PARKING AREA FOR THE PRINT HEAD,you need to clean
that area,use a paper towel and fold it about the size of that area,fold it 3-4 times
to get extra soaking power out of it,next cut it about 3-4inches ,soak in water
sqeeze out paper towel and apply it to the parking area,you will notice almost
right away how black it is,repeat this as many time you have to until that area
starts getting white again,allso clean the whole track on the bottom left to right
in the machine where travel of the printhead accures,the bottom part looks like
foam,clean all that also.Next you can clean the whole printhead if you do not
get proper results after cleaning the parkig area.Open cover and put the print
head and ink cartridges in the center park position.PULL UP ON THE PLASTIC
(GRAY IN COLOR) Printhead retainer,(Make shure all the ink Cartridges are
pulled out,Next straddle your first finger and thumb across the bottom of the
printhead(THE WIDTH OF THE PRINT HEAD) (between PM6 and 6Y) and pull
up gently.NEXT to clean!Get a small container like Glad or Tupper Ware plastic
and soak the whole printhead in WINDEX,depending on how much ink and ink
hardning hase accured it is all different times for soaking,try 3-4 hours or over night,After a good soaking put on paper towel to drain.DO NOT TOUCH THE
BOTTOM OF THE PRINT HEAD by wiping it,gently set it on a paper towel and do not move it back and forth,let gravity drain it!Put back the Printer head and
ink cartridges,you will have to recalibrate and align heads again,nozzle check ect
some of the fluid from your cleaning process might show up for the first 1-3 sheets of paper so dont panic,all runthe low level cleaning process that the
printer has.If all this fails you will have to replace the printer head they run about
$120-130 USD,ther are plenty of sites on the net selling this product

Good Luck...............SK Florida

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I have tried replacing all ink cartridges with brand new ones but it keeps saying Error U052 ? I am not really sure why it won't recognize the ink cartridges especially because they are from Canon


The error code indicated, the print head is defective, so it will not get solve by replacing any number of cartridges. Just follow the steps below to reseat the print head, if that does not help, then replace the print head.

  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

    mp800_openbutton.gif

    *MP800R shown

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.


    Caution: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. Make sure to remove the ink tanks one by one.

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  5. Raise the print head lock lever.

  6. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

    mp_500_ph_contacts.jpg

  7. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

  8. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

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  9. Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  10. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.
    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  11. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications

You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

- On: The printer is ready to print.

- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

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Ink tank


Greetings,

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks Instructions to install the print head and ink tanks.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

Follow the instructions below for Installing the Print Head and Installing the Ink Tanks.


Installing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

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  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.

    03rq02454_02.jpg


    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

    03rq02454_03.jpg

  3. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

    03rq02454_04.gif

Installing the Ink Tanks
  1. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

    05sj00141_05_en.jpg

    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

    05sj00141_06.jpg


    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  2. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    05sj00141_07.jpg

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  3. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

    05sj00141_08_en.gif

  4. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


  5. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    mp500_scanningunit_closed.gif

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
- On: The printer is ready to print.
- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.


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Install the print head or ink tanks properly following the procedure If reseating or reinstalling to clear an error, the ink tanks and print head must first be removed.1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side.If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.2. Open the paper output tray.Note: When installing the print head, roceed to step 3.When installing the ink tanks, proceed to step 6.3. Raise the print head lock lever.4. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.Note: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>.Doing so may cause printing problems 5. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.6. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.7. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.Note: - Do not touch the ink tank contact <1>. Doing so may occur printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.
8. Insert ink tanks into the print head.1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head.(2) Press on the 'PUSH' mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.(3) Ensure that the ink tank lamp lights red.Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes. On: The printer is ready to print. Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank. Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.10. Close the top cover.Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.

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My canon pixma ip1300 is showing service error 5100, not printing and yellow light blinks five times thanks in advance..........


Solution: Install the print head and ink tanks correctly iP3000 / i560

Seat the print head Below is the procedure for seating the print head and ink tanks:
  1. Power on the printer.

  2. Open the paper output tray and top cover.

    Note: Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.

  3. After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.

  4. Remove the orange tape securing the print head lock lever, and raise the print head lock lever.

    Note: If the top cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the print head holder will move to the right. If this occurs, close the top cover once and then re-open it.

  5. Remove the print head from its package and remove the orange protective cap.

    set_print_head_1.jpg

    set_print_head_2.jpg

    <1> Electrical Contacts and Print Head Face's Nozzle Area
    <2> Ink Supply Filters

    Note: To avoid any damage, do not touch the print head face's nozzle area, electrical contacts, and ink supply filters. After removing the protective cap, set the print head into the print head holder immediately. Do not re-attach the protective cap after it has been removed.

  6. Set the print head into the print head holder, and lower the print head lock lever until a click sound is made.

    ip3000_printhead_install.gif

    Next, install the ink tanks.

  7. Remove the cyan ink tank (BCI-6C) from its package. Pull the orange tape in the direction of the arrow to remove the wrap film completely.

    set_print_head_4.jpg

    Note: Remove the orange tape completely. If the orange tape is not completely removed, it may interfere with printing.

    set_print_head_5.jpg

    <1> Removed correctly
    <2> Removed incorrectly

  8. Hold the ink tank as shown in the image below. Twist the orange protective cap in the direction of the arrow, and remove it.

    Note: Remove the protective cap while holding it, so that fingers will not be stained by the ink.


    set_print_head_6.jpg

  9. Insert the ink tank into the slot at the right end, and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click sound is made. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.

    ip3000_ink_seat.gif

  10. Close the inner cover and top cover.

    Note: Check that each ink tank is installed in the correct position:



    Properly installed:

    ip3000_tank_seat_correct.jpg

    Improperly installed:

    ip3000_tank_seat_wrong.jpg

    <Left Image> The M ink tank is not fully seated.
    <Right Image> All ink tanks are not fully seated.

Dec 03, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP1300 Printer

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How do you remove the ink cartridges from the


To service the ink tanks:
Ensure that the printer is on, and then open the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the center.
i_note_us.gif Note
If the Top Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Top Cover to return the holder to the center.
2 Open the Paper Output Tray.
Put your fingers in the notches in either side of the Paper Output Tray and pull down to open it, and then pull down the Inner Cover forward to open it.
3 Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast.
(1) Push the tab and remove the ink tank.
Do not touch the print head lock lever; remove only the ink tank.
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Important
bullet_s.gif Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area.
bullet_s.gif Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
i_note_us.gif Note
Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one when replacing more than one ink tank.
4 Prepare a replacement tank.
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* Do not touch the electrical contacts on the ink tank. Doing so can cause the printer to malfunction or become unable to print.
(1) Unpack the new ink tank and completely pull off the orange tape. Then, remove the film.
(2) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.
Important
bullet_s.gif Be sure to remove the clear film from the ink tank in the exact order shown in step 4-(1), as failure to follow this step may cause the ink to leak and stain your clothes and hands.
bullet_s.gif Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands.
bullet_s.gif Do not re-attach the protective cap once you have removed it.
bullet_s.gif Do not touch the open ink port once the protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the ink from being ejected properly.
bullet_s.gif Ink on the removed protective cap may stain your clothes and hands.
bullet_s.gif Ensure that all the orange tape has been peeled off along the perforation. If there remains a part of the orange tape, ink may not be output correctly.
5 Install the ink tank.
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(1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head.
(2) Press on the push_3.gif mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
(3) Ensure that the ink tank lamp lights red.
Important
Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed in the order directed by the label. The printer cannot be used unless all the ink tanks are installed.
6 Close the Inner Cover.
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i_note_us.gif Note
Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.
7 Close the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the right. The ink tank installation process is now complete.
i_note_us.gif Note
bullet_s.gif The ALARM lamp still flashes orange after the Top Cover is closed if an ink tank is not installed properly. Open the Top Cover and make sure that all the ink tanks are installed in the correct order directed on the label.
bullet_s.gif To maintain optimal print quality, use an ink tank within six months of first use.
bullet_s.gif Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out and the printer may not operate properly when it is reinstalled.
bullet_s.gif Color ink consumption may occur even when black-and-white or gray scale printing is specified.
Color ink is consumed in the head cleaning and deep cleaning, which are necessary to maintain the printer.
bullet_s.gif When you start printing after replacing the ink tank, Print Head Cleaning is performed automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. The POWER lamp flashes green during cleaning.

Apr 03, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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How do you remove used ink cartridge?the printer is out of black ink




Removing the Print Head / Ink Tanks Instructions to properly remove the print head or ink tanks. Remove the ink tanks before proceeding to remove the print head.
Remove the Ink Tanks
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on.

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  2. Pull open the paper output tray.

    mp600_outputtray.gif

  3. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp600_openscanunit.jpg


    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  4. Open the inner cover.

    t_042_a21.jpg

  5. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

    Caution: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. Make sure to remove the ink tanks one by one.

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Click to return to the top.
Removing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

  2. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

    mp_500_ph_contacts.jpg



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A big PGBK ink cartridge problem


Call - 1-800-828-4040
Verify they are installed correctly.
Remove the print head or ink tanks properly following the procedure below.
1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.

Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.

2. Open the paper output tray and pull down the inner cover.

3. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

Note: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. When replacing multiple ink tanks, make sure to replace one by one.

ip4200_ink_remove.gif4. When removing the print head, raise the print head lock lever first.
raisephlocklever.gif To reinstall the Print Head and Ink Tanks
1. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
putinphnlockit.gif2. Insert ink tanks into the print head.
Press the mark 'PUSH' on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.
ip4200_ink_install.gif
3. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
ip5200r_ink_tank_seat.jpg
<1> The ink tanks are installed properly.

<2> The ink tanks are not installed properly.
Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

On: The printer is ready to print.

Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

4. Put back the inner cover and close the top cover.
Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.



James Mac

Sep 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Blank pages coming out of i850 with new printhead


Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively is a Print head error so it sounds like you did the right thing.

I would reseat the printhead along with each one of the ink cartridges. Make sure that you removed the tape from the bottom of each of the ink cartridges and try it again. After installing the new printhead, you should have run a printhead cleaning cycle immediately after installing.

Issue: Certain colors are missing or no ink prints on the paper
Solution: Install / replace the recommended ink tanks correctly i550 / i850

Untitled Document How to install / replace the ink tanks
The ink tanks suitable for the printer are as follows;


Black Ink Tank BCI-3eBK
Cyan Ink Tank BCI-3eC
Magenta Ink Tank BCI-3eM
Yellow Ink Tank BCI-3eY


Note: There are two ink tank label designs.
Operation procedures are shown with label design A.

labelsa.jpg Replacement Procedure


1. Check that the printer is powered on, and open the front cover. Wait until the print head moves to the center.

2. Remove the empty ink tank by pushing the tab on the ink tank.

Note: When doing this, do not remove the print head. When replacing multiple ink tanks, it is recommended to replace one at a time to avoid inserting them into the wrong slots.
(The image is an example using i850.)

removingtank850.jpg
3. Remove the new ink tank from its package. Pull the orange tape in the direction of the arrow to remove it completely, and remove the shrink-wrap film.

Note: Remove the orange tape completely. If the tape remains, printing may not be performed properly.

removingtape.jpg
Confirm that the orange tape is completely removed from the ink tank, as shown in image 1. If the tape is similar to the sample in image 2, remove the remaining portion of the tape so that it looks like the sample shown in image 1.

orangetape.jpg
(1): Correct

(2): Incorrect (where the arrow indicates)
4. Slowly twist the orange protective cap in the direction that the arrow indicates, and remove it. To avoid ink adhering to your fingers, brace the orange protective cap while removing it.

removecap.jpg


5. Insert the new ink tank to the print head by holding it at a slight angle.

Note: Confirm that the ink tanks are installed in the right order according to the labels on the print head.
inkorder.jpg
6. Press down on the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.
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7. Close the front cover. The next time the printer performs printing, it will automatically start print head cleaning. The power lamp will flash while cleaning is performed. Until cleaning completes, do not perform other operations.

May 07, 2008 | Canon i850 InkJet Photo Printer

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Change ink cartidges


Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks MP530 / MP800 / MP800R / MP830

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks Instructions to install the print head and ink tanks.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

Follow the instructions below for Installing the Print Head and Installing the Ink Tanks.


Installing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

    03rq02454_01.jpg

  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.

    03rq02454_02.jpg


    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

    03rq02454_03.jpg

  3. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

    03rq02454_04.gif

Installing the Ink Tanks
  1. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

    05sj00141_05_en.jpg

    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

    05sj00141_06.jpg


    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  2. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    05sj00141_07.jpg

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  3. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

    05sj00141_08_en.gif

  4. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

    05sj00141_09_en.jpg

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


  5. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    mp500_scanningunit_closed.gif

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
- On: The printer is ready to print.
- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

Jan 22, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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Getting error 681 "more thn one magenta tank instaleld" on MP530


Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks MP530 / MP800 / MP800R / MP830

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks Instructions to install the print head and ink tanks.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    mp500_scanningunit_open.gif

    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

Follow the instructions below for Installing the Print Head and Installing the Ink Tanks.


Installing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

    03rq02454_01.jpg

  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.

    03rq02454_02.jpg


    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

    03rq02454_03.jpg

  3. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

    03rq02454_04.gif

Installing the Ink Tanks
  1. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

    05sj00141_05_en.jpg

    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

    05sj00141_06.jpg


    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  2. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

    05sj00141_07.jpg

    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  3. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  4. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


  5. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

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    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
- On: The printer is ready to print.
- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

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