Question about Canon PIXMA MP495 InkJet Printer

Open Question

Canon pixma mp495 prints, but the photos printed are very washed out compared to on screen. Have cleaned the printer heads, including a deep clean, but this doesn't fix the problem

Please do not provide a solution which requires editing of photos: this is for my Mum. I need a simple answer and procedure!

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: canon pixma ip500 horizontal bands of non-printing areas

Hi it's Gill again. I've been looking around more on the net and I think the problem is our printers need new printheads which I'm told are spare parts easy to change. Hope this helps. Gill

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

  • 92 Answers

SOURCE: The 3eBK head stopped printing.

Try below some steps which might help you resolve the problem.

Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed Nozzle Check Pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.

  1. Press the <Menu> button on the printers operation panel repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears in the LCD.
  2. Press the left [<] or right [>] arrow buttons to select the cleaning setting you want. Select [HEAD CLEANING] or [HEAD REFRESHING] for deep print head cleaning.

    Note: [HEAD REFRESHING] uses more ink than [HEAD CLEANING], so perform [HEAD REFRESHING] only when necessary.
  3. Press the <OK> button.
  4. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and perform at least two Head Refreshings if the pattern is not correct.
If this does not help, try removing the print head and then install it again. Once place, dont forget to aligh the head. Following are the steps:

Reseat Print Head Reseating the print head is seldomly needed to be done.
  1. Press the Open Button (1) to open the Paper Output Tray (2).

    mp780_openbutton.gif
  2. Raise the Scanning Unit until it stops.
    1. Pull and hold the Scanning Unit Lever towards you, then raise the Scanning Unit.
    2. The Print Head Holder moves to the middle.

      mp780_scanunit.gif
  3. Open the Inner Cover 1.

    mp780_innercover1.gif
  4. Open the Inner Cover 2.

    mp780_innercover2.gif

    CAUTION:

    a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.

    b. Do not touch any metal parts.
  5. Press the ink tank's tab (1), then remove it from the slot (2).

    mp780_inktankremoval.gif

    IMPORTANT:
    Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area.
  6. Lift up the lock lever and take out the print head.

    mp780_ph_removed.gif
  7. Again, place the print head back in position and press down the lock lever.

    mp780_ph_inserted.gif
  8. Insert the ink tank into the empty slot on the print head. Press down gently on the ink tank until an audible click is heard. Make sure the ink tank is in the correct slot.

    mp780_inktankclicked.gif

    IMPORTANT:

    a. Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.

    b. If the ink tank is inserted in the wrong slot, perform two head refreshings.
  9. Close the Inner Cover 2.
  10. Close the Inner Cover 1.
  11. Pull the Scanning Unit Lever towards you to close the Scanning Unit.
  12. Align the print head position after the print head is installed. You can align the print head position either automatically or manually. When automatic alignment does not work well, align the print head position manually.
Automatically Aligning The Print Head Position:
  1. Load A4-or letter-size plain paper in the paper support tray. Auto alignment cannot be performed when the Feed Switch is set to [CASSETTE].
  2. Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.
  3. Press left or right arrow to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN].
  4. Press <OK>. The print head position alignment pattern prints.
  5. Check the printed pattern. If the printed pattern matches the illustration, the print head position alignment is complete.
Manually Aligning The Print Head Position:
When automatic alignment does not work well, align the print head position manually.
  1. Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the paper support or cassette.
  2. Select the paper source with <Feed Switch> button.
  3. Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.
  4. Use left or right arrow to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD].
  5. Press <OK>. A horizontal pattern is printed.
  6. Beginning from column A on the printout, enter checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image.

    mp780_alignment1.gif

    (1): Bad example (Least solid box)

    (2): Good example (Most solid box)
  7. Press left or right arrow to select the pattern number that you checked in column A on the printout in step 6.

    (A): Column
    (0): Select pattern number with most solid image
  8. Press <OK>.
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to adjust columns B to L. When all the horizontal patterns are adjusted, you will be prompted to print a vertical pattern [PRINT VERT. PATTERN].
  10. Press left arrow. A vertical pattern is printed.
  11. Beginning from column M on the printout, enter checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image.

    mp780_alignment2.gif

    (1): Bad example (Least solid box)

    (2): Good example (Most solid box)
  12. Press left or right arrow to select the pattern number that you checked in column M on the printout in step 11.
  13. Press <OK>.
  14. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to adjust column N.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.

If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

hsanfor
  • 71 Answers

SOURCE: Color ink cartridge does not print in full colors

Canon printers do not like the refilled ink cartridges. After having ruined a few printers trying to "save" money. I went back to genuine Canon ink and have never had a problem since.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

komguy
  • 2306 Answers

SOURCE: Using a Canon pixma ip4000 and when printing

You need to replace the printhead, QY6-0049-000. They get plugged and cannot be cleaned. around $40.00

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

Douw
  • 91 Answers

SOURCE: canon Pixma IP4200 started printing regular

Hello first of all are you technical
I have taken the printer head out
boil some water and pour in a cup
take off the 2 screws at the bottom
gentley open the head from the casing**** note if you not gentley it wil brake and U can through the hole head away
then let the white block lie in in the water until the water is cold the trough that out and repeat this step.Boil water again....Wait for 4 to 5 minutes to pass..... then use high copressed air and blow from the underneth so that the presure will force the **** out on the white block side also force some hot water from the litle sifes at the top down and make sure that holes are open
replace the ruber perfectley and the head pease an make sure every thing is propeley dry.Replase the scews .and put it back in the printer.Remember it is also a very filthey and inkey job.Good luck

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Canon PIXMA MP250, and it&#39;s printing black and faded lines alternatively. (one line black, one line faded black...), sometimes involve blue too.. Anyone can help?


First, are you running low on those ink colors? If not, possibly print cartridges need cleaning. If printer has separate print heads, they made need cleaning.
Lastly, print head(s) may need replacement.

Dec 08, 2014 | Canon Pixma MP250 All-in-One Color InkJet...

1 Answer

Clean the printer head


Go to Printers and faxes and right click on your printer and click on Properties - Maintenance tab - then select Cleaning or Deep cleaning
Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles.
After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the printthen a new print head is required.
A new print head maybe expensive and it maybe more cost effective to purchase anew printer.

Jul 09, 2012 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Only prints black ink text; cartridges full and good.


Run head cleaning and deep head cleaning for few times. If it doesnt help, you can try to remove print head, and clean the nozzles with distiled water.
And after that also run few times head cleaning mode.

Jul 17, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

MAGENTA NOT PRINTING


The other week I had the black print head clog up, requiring daily nozzle deep cleaning [a normal 'ocassional' maintenance function]. Thought I needed a new Print head, so anything worth a try.
I loaded up an old black cartridge [I load all my own......always have] with Isopropyl Alcohol and ran deep clean on that cartridge a couple of times, then repeat printed [6 times] a page full of the number 8 in about half inch character size, to get the alcohol through the nozzles. then Deep cleaned again 3 times, to wash it through the print head.

I reloaded the normal ink filled cartridge and ran the '8' page again till I got good black output. It has now been working without problem, daily, for over a week. Clearly if it's a Magenta only problem, the cleaning as described above would be a bit different, as the magenta is one of 4 colour cartridges.
My printer does quite a lot of work, and was bought at least a couple of years ago, being used daily for alpha numeric and photo printing work. This was the first difficulty I experienced with it.
Hope the above might help.Ken

May 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

Canon pixma ip4200 colours are yellowy orange on teh photos - dont match on screen colour nozzle check shows the second of the cyan lines as very faint


(Had already done two deep cleans)
1. removed all print cartridges keeping them together and upright
2. qtip (cotton ball on a small plastic stick) soaked in generic nail varnish remover {alcohol based)
3 cleaned print head where cartridge sits repeatedly until no more ink came off on the cotton wool
4. did a deep clean twice
printer then functioned properly

Dec 04, 2008 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK


remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Jun 04, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA MP495 InkJet Printer Logo

Related Topics:

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1975 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...