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Canon MP530 - Fax Memory is Full... How do I clear?

Hi, My fax memory is full so it will not let me fax out. How do I clear it?
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Re: Canon MP530 - Fax Memory is Full... How do I clear?

Solutions 3 and 4 are basically correct, they just leave out a few steps:
1. Press FAX button
2. Press buttons in following order:
Menu, + (right arrow), OK, +, +, +.
You should see Delete Document. If not, press + or - (right or left arrows) until you do.
3. It will show a document number, like 5004.
Press OK
4. It will show Yes No. Press - (left arrow) to select Yes.
5. Press OK
Note: Steps 3 and 4 may be reversed on some similar models.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Check your ink cartridges and fill any that may be low. I got that error because one of the cartridges (magenta) needed to be refilled. The printer was storing failure reports in its memory until they could be printed out, leaving no room to fax new documents. As soon as the ink cartridge was replaced, the reports printed and freed up the memory to send out faxes.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

Re: Canon MP530 - Fax Memory is Full... How do I clear?

Press FAX button
Then MENU button.
Check the display: 1. Fax Settings
Memory reference
Delete document

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Re: Canon MP530 - Fax Memory is Full... How do I clear?

Press memory button while press also minus or delete.

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Re: Canon MP530 - Fax Memory is Full... How do I clear?

To clear the memory:
1. press fax button 2. press menu button 3. press < or > buttons until "delete document" appears 4. press "ok" button 5. press > buttun for delete 6. press "ok" button 7. to delete more documents return to step 3, if finished press "ok" button

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if you get the message MEMORY FULL to clear it just unplug the power cord for a minute or so.
But if you want to clear all machines memory, enter the service mode ( MENU and # ) select Clear and ALL.
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* Press Setup Button
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* Select that and check

If the issue persists then perform a rest on the unit

* Turn ON the unit
* Remove the power cord from the back of the unit
* Press and Hold #(Pound) and no. 6 button on the unit simultaneously while connecting the power cord back to the unit.
* Check for the results


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To clear out memory, follow the following steps:

1. On the operator panel, press and hold the <ON/OFF> button for one second. (The display will go blank.)
Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.

2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the <ON/OFF> button again.

3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.

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How to I delete my fax machine memory? It says Memory Full and I am not able to send a fax. Please help me. Thank You My fax machine model is Canon FAX L120


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Memory full errors can be caused by a couple of things. When you send a fax the machine settings and the amount of installed memory can cause this. Check the resolution you have the fax machine set at, usually it is set on something like "text" or "draft", if it is set on somthing like "fine" or "super fine" you will fill up the memory faster. Also if you are loading the document into memory before it actually connects with the other machine this could happen. Try looking for a switch or setting on your machine that says "direct". If you have a direct send enabled, your machine will not load the image into memory, it will wait for the other machine to answer and start receiving before actually doing any transmitting of the document. These are just general ideas as you did not describe the make or model of your machine. Hope this helps.

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Here is the user's guide.
Go to page 65 (page 81 on the reader bar on the bottom) and turn off Advanced Fax Operations > It will ask you if you want to print the faxes or erase them. Also, see page 80 ( page 96 in the reader) first. It explains what to do.

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Thks for the above info. Went to my 530 to fix same problem and didn"t work. Mem in use light kept flashing. Re-traced phone line and outside line and found they were plugged into wrong jack. Moved the phone to the phone plug and outside line to outside line, and problem gone. This worked for me but there may be other causes that will make this happen


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