Question about Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer
Was working fine last time used,had replaced both ink cartridges and performed head cleaning and nozzle check pattern and print head alignment procedures just a few days prior to last use.Next use would not print black,printed test page and the only thing printed was color windows logo in top left corner.Tried another black cart.,still nothing.Tried more cleaning,and at some point printer began turning itself off.I kept turning back on.After 4 or 5 times,I smelled a "hot" smell so I left it off.Tried again later,it would stay on but noticed power l.e.d. would blink orange 5 times.Manual said 5 flashes was trouble code for improperly installed or defective print head.Removed/re-installed several times with no result.I am thinking print head clogged while sitting due to the fact that it worked fine last use and nothing was done to it while it sat.Time it sat was no more than 7-10 days.Any ideas?THANKS
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.
Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.
Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.
Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
Make sure that this product is on and the ! Error light is off.
Access the printer software.Accessing the Printer Software for Windows
Click the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.
Caution:Never turn off this product while Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel. Doing so may damage this product.
When Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.
If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.
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