Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer "prints" but when it's done, no ink shows on the page.

We receintly filled all of our ink cartidges and when I tried to print, the printer accepts the paper but when it is done and spits the page out their is nothing printed/showed on the paper. (while the paper is going through the printer/ink thingy, goes back and forth like it is really printing something. But thiers nothing printed apart from a very light glare of the document I wanted to print.) Hopefully somebody knows whats up out thier and can PLEASE HELP ME!!! THANK YOU

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    I have the very same problem with a hp deskjet 3940 printer.Had the ink cartridge refilled at store.I have been told that machine itself can dry up inside ,preventing ink from cartridge into printing head thus no print on the paper.If so how can it be fixed?

  • bestfriend Dec 02, 2007

    Yes i have same problem, its printing but no print out on the page, i try new ink ink but still same problem. All epson model stylus c41/c43/c45

  • fastman Dec 10, 2007

    I have a lexmark z31, filled only the black ink becauce it was skipping and filled it and reinstalled it, it acts like it is printing spits out the paper with no print.

  • Ohboy108 Mar 18, 2008

    Same problem...tried new carts with no luck...recalibrated no luck...Kodak is sending a new printhead...will report back

  • joodith Apr 02, 2008

    the printer do printing but when the paper spit out from the printer nothing is printed.please help me do the solution to this....

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    Paper is fed into my printer, the inks move back and forth like normal, except no ink prints out on the paper.

  • teriprgirl Jul 17, 2008

    My printer acts like it's printing but there is no ink on the paper.  I put in a brand new cartridge (not refilled) and the problem persists.

  • bbbca Jul 22, 2008

    printer print is real light

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    Had to replaced 2 colours during a recent print run, initally with non-Canon cartridges. Magenta did not print, so replaced the replacement all colours with new Canon products, not refills. The magenta cartridge still does not print even black,yellow and cyan do. Settings have been double checked, printhead has been deep cleaned, still no luck, Can you help, please.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I am very upset because I do not use this printer that often.

  • retrorocket1 Aug 09, 2008

    trying to fix printer for my uncle who hasn't used it in two years, the ink levels show full, the paper goes through but the paper is blank when it goes through, checked the ink cartridges, the color cartridge appears to have something like corrosion at the very bottom, the black looks fine, tried printing in black, nothing shows on page, tried printing a test page, printer head goes back and forth but nothing on page

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    my lexmark printer prints but nothing is on the paper

  • fiftyacorns Sep 06, 2008

    I am having the same problem. When I try to print something, the printer acts like it is printing, but there is no ink on the page. I ran a test and it printed words with a black bar so it knows how! Why won't it print a regular page?

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    Anyone knows how to fix this problem??? Please help !!!!


  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    Printer "prints" but when it's done, no ink shows on the page. problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • vincentmarsi May 11, 2010

    so how do you clean the heads..

  • amanningc May 11, 2010

    my printer will print, but there is nothing on the paper when the paper comes out, what is wrong with my printer? I just got ink cartages .

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    No ink on printer paper when printing

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The ink cartridges are full and correct. I try to print a page, and it moves the paper and sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints on the paper (no ink). HELP!!!!



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When you filled your cartridges were they empty? If so there is a good possibility that the nozzles are gummed and dried up. If you are going to fill them yourself watch the indicator that comes up on the screen it will tell you when you are getting low. If you get a low indication fill it asap. This will keep your nozzles wet and free flowing. Waiting until its empty can cause them to gum up and altimately dry out. My solution is to go to the store buy brand new cartridges. Go through the the full set up that your manufacture recomends. This means using the install new ink cartridge utility that came with your printer. Print a test page and print a nozzle aligment page. Just remember never let your ink completely run out before filling. If you follow this you will never run into this problem again.

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I had the same problem. The refilling station suggested that i dip the end of the cartridge in warm water then tap dry with with paper towel. It worked for a while but it dried up again after a few pages. If you are really desperate to print a few pages and can't buy a new cartridge asap, you can try this.

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WTH do i do!??!?!! i have a project due tomorrow and my printer hasnt been printing anything correctly for the past couple of days. please help anybody.

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    WTH do i do!??!?!! i have a project due tomorrow and my printer hasnt been printing anything correctly for the past couple of days. please help anybody.


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Epson styus color 440 prints a blank page. new ink. it want even test print right. its all blank.

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I am trying to perform HEAD ALIGMENT in my Pixma 130. The pattern with the adjustments to be made is then printed out but there is not any window where those adjustements can be set up.

Please help me.


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SOURCE: The printer won't print. Shows the following

It's mean you should replace a new print head

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