Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
My printer always printed beautifully; however, now I can't get it to print a decent photo at all. I have cleaned it, got new ink cartridges, changed paper brands, (wasted a lot of money) etc.
First of all the print head is clogged just because you have tried to print repeatedly while some of the cartridges are empty. This results ink burn in the nozzle and clog. My recipe: Heat some drinking water in the kettle (70-80 C). Put the head in it and shake gently several times until ink is completely clean (10 minutes). Change the water do the same again. Change the water again (70-80 C) this time put a spoon full of apple vinegar (becomes a natural acidic solution very dilute) shake again, clean with cotton stick. I did it and started to love my mp800 again as much as I just bought it, all colours come back and started to print superior photos again......
Posted on Nov 05, 2011
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I bought a new printhead (genuine Canon) from this supplier and it came with installation instructions. Trust me. $50 is nothing to spend on a great printer, especially given that you spend more than that to replace the ink alone! The new head will solve your problems if deep-cleaning won't.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Clean The Print Head Nozzles (Windows) MP500 / MP800
lean The Print Head Nozzles (Windows) The following contains instructions to check the nozzles for poor print quality and perform cleanings of the print head nozzles as necessary. If print results are faint or streaks are printed, the print head nozzles may be clogged. Those phenomena can be improved by performing print head cleanings or print head deep cleanings.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Please state the model
of your printer.
Vertical lines appears
on prints because the nozzles on your print head are blocked, it doesn't means
all nozzles but some of your nozzles are blocked. A print head of an inkjet
consists of many tiny little pores or nozzles, through which jets of inks are sprayed
on the photo paper to create an image, if some of this tiny pores are blocked
print outs deteriorates, so cleaning the print head is an option if your
printer has print head inside the printer you can first clean it through
the head cleaning option present in the maintainence tab of your printer
software, for printers that have print head on the cartridges, you can add a
few drops of isopropryl alcohol on the print head and leave it for a
minute and put it back on the printer and run the head cleaning utility of your
Hope this helps you.
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