Question about Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer
Canon built several models like yours that you can't get an ink absorber for. They are only exchanged during the warranty period where they send you a new printer. After warranty it is considered a throw away printer.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Clean your 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
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
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.
Try this solution to reset the ink tank , it should work for most pixmas and several other Canon printers.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
SOURCE: Pixma IP1500 stops
This always works in case you need your printer for Emergency ^_^.
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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1 Unplug power cord
2 Press and hold power button
3 Plug in power cord and switch on power - still holding power
4 Still holding power button press resume button 8 times
5 Release power button
6 Press power button to turn on
1 Turn off printer and disconnect power cable
2 Press and hold power button, reconnect power cable and switch power on
3 The indicator (LED) should be GREEN
4 Press and release resume button, still holding power button, the indicator (LED) should be ORANGE
5 Press and release resume button again, still holding power button, the indicator (LED) should be GREEN
6 Release power button
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