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Canon Pixma ip8500

Hello, I have had my ip8500 for about 2 and 1/2 years now and have had some great results.
But the last few times I have printed on plain paper i have got banding from top to bottom of sheet and it is 8 or 9 mm apart.

Can you help me with this problem?


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Re: Canon Pixma ip8500

Is there any chance the feed / supply rollers etc have got any ink on them and need a clean.?

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Canon pixma ip8500, on third print head in about 4 years. will not print yellow despite repeated head cleaning cycles, now waste ink absorber is full. need instructions for emptying/replacing said...

the waste ink absorber cannot be replaced mate. you have to buy new printer.the waste ink absorber is the sponge part where head cleans all its ink. its a common problem in cannon.

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When I try to print on my Canon PIXMA ip8500 inkjet, I get a service error 5100. What does this mean?

1. hold RESUME then press & hold POWER
2. release RESUME, then press it twice, the light should go amber then green again.
3. you're now in service mode (you can release POWER now)

for waste tank reset is 4 presses of the RESUME button. To confirm, press POWER once.

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Have a good day.

Mar 19, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP8500 InkJet Photo Printer

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My Pixma iP8500 will not print. Error message:

Check the following :
1. Check whether the printer you want to print is set as the default printer, by taking the control panel, then choose Printer and right your printer icon, then select 'SET AS DEFAULT PRINTER'.
2. Reconnect the printer cable to the PC. If that doesn't solve, replace the cable with new one.

Mar 25, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP8500 InkJet Photo Printer

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6C, 6M, and 6Y tanks don't print

Maybe if you have access to another canon printer you could try the cartridges in that to prove if they are ok. Most of that series have those cartridges.

May 03, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP8500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Error code

Hi there,

Thanks for your posting in FixYa.

Please do the following and Let me know the result after that

  1. Turn off printer
  2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
  3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
  4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
  5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
  6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
  7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
  8. Your printer should respond as normal.
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Error 5100 on Canon Pixma iP8500. flashes orange 2 times. Sounds like the paper isn't being picked up. But I don't know how to fix it.

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How to Reset Waste Ink Protection Counter Canon Pixma IP8500 Printer

Resetting Waste Ink Counter Canon Pixma IP6000, Canon MP450, Canon Pixma IP8500

1. Turn off the printer.
2. Whilst pressing Resume button also press on POWER.
3. Then Press RESUME button and release POWER.
4. Then Press RESUME button again .
5. Then release all buttons.
6. Led Indicator should be green and stay green.
7. Click RESUME button 4 times if you wish to try again.

Then See Table Below:

Orange - Service test print ONCE - Orange - Service test print.
Green - EEPROM information TWICE - Green - EEPROM information print.
Orange - EEPROM initialization 3 TIMES - Orange - EEPROM initialization.
Green - Waste ink counter resetting 4 TIMES - Green - Waste ink counter resetting
Orange - Destination setting (Press Power then Press Resume 3x) 5 times - Orange - Destination setting (Press Power Press Resume 3x)
Green - Print head deep cleaning 6 TIMES - Green - Print head deep cleaning.
Orange - Green, Orange - Return to menu selection 11-13 TIMES - Orange, Green, Orange - Return to menu selection.
Green - Left margin correction 14 TIMES - Green - Left margin correction.

8. Turn off printer.
9. Restart Printer.
Good Luck!

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Canon pixma ip8500

You know, I think this is the most common problem in all Canon Printers and yet Canon must do something about this. In my case I already have 3 Canon Printers The first 1 is Canon Pixma MP160 and the problem is "The Ink absorber is Full" then my 2nd is Canon Pixma MP145 still the same problem occurs my 3rd is MP145 also and I know sooner or later I will be facing the same problem.

Sometimes I think the Canon's Printer is Disposable it won't last for a long time. I just hope I can find the right solution to this problem, so that i can fix my printers. I have lost 2 already and maybe sooner the other one will follow.

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