Question about Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet Printer

Open Question

Canon PIXMA MP130

New color cartridge, no color print; have soaked print head in ink-solvent for hours, still no color print. Is there another way to clean the print head, or does it need replacing? If replacement needed, can you tell me where to buy one? If new one not needed, what is the fix?

Posted by on

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to load a MP130 cartridge?


  • 1 Turn on the printer and check the LCD screen for an indication of which ink cartridges are low. Note that recycled ink cartridges sometimes read "Ink low" even when they still have ink, so print a test page if you're not sure.
  • 2 Expose the ink tray by lifting the entire LCD control panel, which is attached to the underside of the copier tray.
  • 3 Pull out the used ink cartridge by pulling straight up from the print head,

  • 4, insert the new cartridge into the print head and push down until you feel a click. Close the printer lid and let the printer reset the ink tray.
  • 5 Print a test page to make sure the new ink works. If it doesn't, you may have forgotten to remove the protective tab under the cartridge.

  • Nov 13, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

    1 Answer

    Coloured printer with black not printing?


    Breath and Relax... this should resolve your problem.
    Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
    1. Clean your ip3000 print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.

    *Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.

    Supplies needed:
    Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
    paper towels
    latex gloves
    sink, bowls and or basin
    can of compressed air
    very small screw driver
    tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
    warm water
    Time necessary 45-50 minutes

    1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
    2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
    3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
    4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
    5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
    6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
    7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
    8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
    9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
    10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.

    SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your ip3000 in new condition.

    Happy Printing .

    Feb 06, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

    1 Answer

    Bad color. Black text prints green, red comes out


    You may want to use brand ink as its mixture is more reliable. However if you have changed cartridges frequently try cleaning the print heads.
    Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
    1. Clean your ip3000 print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.

    *Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
    Time necessary 45-50 minutes
    Supplies needed:
    Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
    paper towels
    latex gloves
    sink, bowls and or basin
    can of compressed air
    very small screw driver
    tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
    warm water

    PROCEDURE:
    1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
    2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
    3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
    4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
    5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
    6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
    7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
    8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
    9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
    10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.

    SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your ip3000 in new condition.

    Hope this helps. .

    Jan 24, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

    2 Answers

    I cant print photos on a paper they look faded when i print them and when i print a leter or words it prints really well, the printer is a canon pixma mp130...do you know what the problem might be ?


    my canon mp250 won't print color photos it does well with BW but not color. I took back the first one I had did the same thing now the second one won't print color photos off the internet. what did I do wrong? Both inks are brand new.

    Jan 22, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

    2 Answers

    My Canon pixma ip3000 stopped printing cyan


    If you have the orange tape removed from the top of the cartridge, and it's a Canon cartridge, you may need a new printhead. Some of the refilled carts. don't fit properly and it's best to try another before buying a new printhead, but when all is installed properly, and you lose only one color, the printhead is just worn out.

    Jan 06, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

    1 Answer

    Canon pixma mp130


    1. Take out black and coloured ink cartridges.
    2.Clean golden contacts with a q-tip dipped in alcohol'both on the print head and on the cartridge.
    3. Dip the cartridge in a hot water bowl, let all the ink left flow out.
    4. Wipe with a paper towel.
    5. Let the parts dry out for at least 24 hours

    Oct 03, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

    1 Answer

    My canon pixma ip1000 prints,but no image/letters/colors ...blank


    buy new HP printer you will have no problem with nozzels

    Feb 07, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

    1 Answer

    Hi my pixma mp130 has fine horisontal lines whe printing


    This problem is very simple for printers like these. In normal situations problems involving 2 cartridge (Black & Color) prints degrading in quality involve a failure of the print head nozzles or a calibration error.

    It is also possible that you have "cleaned" your cartridges out, as cleaning forces ink through the nozzles at high pressure to force out dried particles, then rubs them off into the stopper sponge.

    The beauty and only advantage to two cartridge printers is that if you ever have a print head die or lose print quality, you simply replace the cartridge, since the print head is installed into it.

    Print heads and their tendency to fail increase by triple if you use cartridge refills or remanufactured cartridge sets. It is true that 2 cart systems have more expensive ink, but that is the price you pay for convenience. The heads on these cartridges are designed to have a set job life, between 250-600 prints, or the estimated maximum prints in lowest quality ink saver modes, and refilling it causes those heads to keep using the same tiny, high pressure bursts of ink, even after the pumps are wearing and deforming, causing leftover ink in the nozzles, leading to a popped pump or clogged heads.

    Thinking in the long term, the next time you upgrade to a new printer, look at a 4 cart or more system, with a dedicated print head. Although the printers can cost an extra $50-$100, these can often times pay themselves back the difference after you have changed each cartridge twice, since you arent throwing away 2 thirds of your color cart when only one color runs out.
    I just got a hold of the MP530 by Canon, which yea, compared to the 130 is very expensive.. but the cost per page of printing is about 27 cents lower! I can also bring these removable print heads back to life so easily that I taught a 5th grader how in 5 minutes, so its just a thought!

    Jan 08, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

    3 Answers

    Black has stopped altogether


    He says he replaced the cartridge twice. Possibly (most likely if it is an iP90 since after-market versions are rare) these WERE the OEM Canon cartridges! Therefore, the head assembly (a separate component, that holds the iP90 cartridges) is obviously the problem. Do this: I have written this for the Canon iP90. Generally, this will work for any printer that has print heads that are SEPARATE from ink cartridges. For example, older B/W BJ2 family Canon/Apple StyleWriter printers have ink cartridges that INCORPORATE the print head into the cartridge -so this will NOT work on them! (although I once succeeded in cleaning the heads, it was VERY messy and took several days, then required another trick thereafter). Also be aware that this is for B/W or Color printers that use water vehicle (water based) inks only (most are water-based, but some printer inks are alcohol, oil or acetone based). The appropriate vehicle/solvent must be used, and the WRONG solvent can damage heads! (for example, using water, alcohol or acetone for cleaning oil based ink cartridges can be disastrous). RESEARCH your ink "base" first, if you do not know what it is! iP90 Head Cleaning by DanaSaur: 1 These ink cartridges are grey. Remove both cartridges. 2 Now remove the head assembly that held the cartridges (black, with 3 small round seals and one large seal) (consult manual, in NEW setup sections, if still uncertain how). DO NOT TOUCH ANY PART OF THE SMALL WHITE PAD BENEATH THE ASSEMBLY. 3 Now take this whole assembly ONLY, (it is 4.5cmx5cm, 1.5inx2.0in) and drop it into a small container of warm water. DEFINE WARM: Think of a range between a "baby bottle" (slightly above body temp) up to any temp that does NOT cause pain/discomfort to the underside of your wrist!) Let it soak 30 minutes. 4 Take a NEW, CLEAN, SOFT toothbrush, dip it in warm water, and GENTLY clean the small components on the white pad below, AND the 4 seals inside the head assembly. 5 Rinse everything (even toothbrush) in warm water, under a faucet, until all items are clean (no color appears in water). 6 Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 above (but can use the same toothbrush) This time though, leave assembly in water 2-3 hours, keeping it warm (replace water every 20 minutes or so). 7 Rinse everything again, as in 5 above, gently tap off excess water (DO NOT TAP WHITE PAD FLAT AGAINST ANYTHING -ONLY CORNERS) 8 Set assembly white side down, yet tilted on a corner with a pen or clean 0.5-1cm object, on a smooth, clean surface in a closet (or other isolated environment, to avoid dust/lint etc). 9 Set a small piece of tissue wadded up and soaked with water, in the same closet (but not too close to head assembly). This will be your "advanced, high-tech, moisture level gauge" :) 9. Allow the tissue to COMPLETELY DRY... even to its core! When this has happened (may take several hours -or day in colder weather) the head assembly is dry enough to re-install in the printer. 10 Install cartridges (may be best for you to buy new ones, sorry). Let them gravity flow with natural capillary attraction for a few hours (or allow a day if room is cool/cold). Always keep printer lid CLOSED to avoid drying out ink/clogging heads or capturing dust/lint from atmosphere. 11 run head cleaning process as many times as it takes to re-saturate heads with ink. 12. Now, after doing all these steps faithfully, if printer has not started working, you let the heads dry out way too long, or contaminated them with touch (skin oil) or the wrong solvents. You will need to BUY a new head assembly. Bend over bud, this is what gets Canon accountants ****! This is why they offer cheap printers -to extort obscene amounts of money when you need parts :)

    May 14, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

    90 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

    kakima

    Level 3 Expert

    102366 Answers

    old marine
    old marine

    Level 3 Expert

    1923 Answers

    Doctor PC
    Doctor PC

    Level 3 Expert

    7733 Answers

    Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...