Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I get the message cartridge empty or not recognise but usually manage to print somthing. My big problem is that although the cartridges have ink the Printer jusr will not print from the Yellow cartridge enen though this is new and genuine.
Can you help me please
F you are good at taking things apart and not destroying them, then the problem can usually be fixed easily.
Remove the ink carts.
on either side of the carrage there is a screw, remove both of them.
CAREFULLY slide out the silver bar those screws are holding. Be sure to note its orentation for putting the thing back in later.
also carefully remove the silver "fingers".
remove the black clip/cover on the right side of the carrage that covers the ribbon cables.
lift the head (you see 4 nipples in there-- that is the top of the head assembly)
gently pull out the ribbon cables.
on the bottom of the head is 2 screws, remove them
now the head will come into 4 parts. Nipples, Gasket, nozzle block, and a metal guard.
get some windex with amonia.
soak the parts for a day or 2.
blot dry, then let it set for atleast 2 days to be sure it is COMPLETELY dry.
reassemble, charge the ink, do the printers head cleaning, and boom. back in business.
this works 90% of the time.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
Heads on inkjet printers block and sometimes even their electrics fail, most problems are previous use of inferior ink entering print head and ruining it, luckily canon print heads are easy replaced and just click out via the opening of the release handle on top of head, one does not clean print heads with much hope of success.
As a tec I'd advise you the fix for this is to replace the head with new, use only gen ink in new head
pic of a Canon pixma 500 print head
info on purchase($50) and part number
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
Hi there pat
i got a printer thats just like this. however, your problem requires that you must use the original cartridge ink which is directly compatible with your printer. As what youve said, you will still manage to print but not from the yellow cartridge. this may be due to a faulty identifier which is responsible for identifying if cartridge is correctly placed and still has ink it.What you need to do is check the printer head. many problems arise with blurry and smudged heads thus makes tons of problems with your printer.
Try to lift the scanning unit to see the printer head. (usually do this whenever we replace the cartridge ),be cautious though, try not to touch the nozzle and the ink contact because this also leads to printing problems and may require you to have this serviced. If you see anything that may hinder your printer operational like dirt, smudges, try cleaning it with a cotton buds. but be gentle though as the cotton buds may leave some of the fibers it has.
If none of this works for you and the problem still persists, you may have to bring this to a service center and have them check your printer.
thanks for reading and hope that this helps. :)
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
Try this first:
Turn on your MP110.
After that press: Menu - Scan - Copy - Scan.
It will enter in Service Mode.
SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
Then turn it OFF and again ON and there it is, as good as new.
And if this still doesn't work then:
It appears that the internal print head ports were clogged with ink. Try removing the print head and washing it in alcohol- when I did this i had clumps of congealed ink coming out of the tiny ports. The print head has two small screws underneath that I also removed and cleaned the ports inside by use of a syringe and alcohol. After I put the print head back together, dried it and ran an auto alignment - it all seems good now.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2008
Does the head in cartridge itself like HP models or does it get fixed in printer itself like Epson models?
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
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