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After six months with no problem printing cds, I put a cd in the carrier, and place it in the slot. The machine take's the carrier into the machine, pauses, then spits it out without printing. Have tried cleaning etc and different discs but to no avail. Any ideas please?

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You could try uninsatlling it completely and reinstalling it again with printer driver disc.

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  1. Find a printer that prints directly on a CD; this is becoming a popular feature and these printers are getting more affordable.
  2. Step 2 Buy some printable media. Printable media is a bit harder to find and a bit more expensive but you need a special surface that will absorb the ink. They will be marketed as "inkjet printable" discs. Look for them online or at your electronics store.
  3. Step 3 Set up your printer for CD-R printing. Chances are your printer can print on paper and CDs, so you'll have to let your printer know what you are up to. In your printer properties, select CD or DVD as your media type. You can do this from the print dialog right before you print.
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  6. Step 6 Place the CD in the tray. Make sure there is no dust or paper scraps on the tray and place the CD on the tray so it lies flat and the printable side is facing up. For smaller CDs, place the adapter first and then put the CD down.
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Hello all i have a canon pixma mp830 and i was trying to print a cd and every time that i put the disc in the slot and press print it tells me that there is no disc there for printing please help

I don't know this machine as such but I just looked at the manual and perhaps I should have put my glasses on but I did not see that you can print on or from a CD, compact disc (~5.25 inches in diameter). If you meant to say that you could not print from a compact flash memory card, small rectangular device about an inch in L/W and 3/16 thick, then you might not have the correct file type on there. You need to have jpg images on there not RAW or edited images with a non jpg format. Is the message really saying there is no disc or there are no photos in memory card? No photos could mean that it is empty or the wrong format.

You can download a user's manual from Canon if you need one.

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If you are receiving an error pertaining to the CD TRAY NOT BEING INSERTED CORRECTLY, please do the following:

-Don't force the CD/DVD tray into the printer.
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