Question about Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Same fax prints over and over- if I allow it. Cannot get fax to print just 1 copy. Repeats the fax in memory. I cannot figure out how to erase the memory
I've had this 830 for about 5 months now and am very impressed with its speed, but the glitches, Holy Smoke.
The one you're describing is one I've had before. The only solution I've found is to unplug the machine, wait about one minute and plug it back in. All is then OK. The problem with that system is that if there are any more docs in memory, you've lost them.
I'm having a similar problem with receiving faxes. The first sheet prints, and then the display indicates that there is a 'fax output error check page size and press OK'. The memory light shows that there are more pages of the fax (I presume) that need to be printed, but they won't be because of this error. Of course one checks the size and presses OK but it simply prints out the same page followed by the same error message. This could go on for eons if one would allow it. I then have to unplug the printer, wait and plug it back in, and again all is well, but I've lost the documents in memory.
There are so many little quirks with this machine I am almost tempted to go back to my miserable HP, but I've chosen to keep working with the MP830 with the hopes that after years of learning its idiosyncracies, there will eventually be a class action suit against Canon which I will be part of, to cover the cost of psych services and physical therapy (bas shoulder from throwing the machine out the window.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
This was drivving me nuts for a while also. The machine just kept printing the same error report over and over. Finally I went into the fax settings and turned off the error reporting and the memory cleared and it does not try and print the report any more. I think the problem may have been caused by the paper size switching to A4 accidentaly. This problem combined with ink cartridges that don't always register and poor print quality, I wont be buying another Cannon printer ever.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
In my case, this error was caused by the fact that a fax report was waiting to be printed, while the fax printing paper was set to come from the cassette, which had no paper - and so I kept getting this error message. Once I changed the setting to the rear tray (see below), which had paper, the report printed and the problem went away.
To change the fax-paper-source setting, press the "settings" button on the printer. Next, arrow down to "fax paper source," and then arrow right/left to "rear tray," or wherever you have paper.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Check your paper size. Mine seems to default to A4. When I changed it to 8.5x11, the problem was resolved.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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Print from Fax Memory on MP530
1- Press Fax,then Menu.
2- Press the Right Arrow Key to show 'Memory Reference' on the mini screen.Then press OK.
3 - Again use the arrow keys to show 'Print Document' on mini screen and press OK to print.
4- Once this has printed repeat the first 2 steps and on the 3rd step go to 'Delete Document' to allow you to print the next saved fax.
5- Repeat this till you have no more Fax's saved,then the light should go out in the top left corner.
Hope this helps.
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