Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Help! My printer will only print in horizontal stripes of about 1cm. For example, it'll print 1cm all the way across, then 1cm will be blank, and 1cm will print, and so forth all the way down the page. This problem started when I changed the size 8 cartridges (all of them) because they were low or out. Usually I print in black and white from my larger 5 tank, but it's doing the stripes from that tank and all the other tanks. (ie greyscale or color)
I've tried cleaning the heads, deep cleaning the heads, aligning the heads, manually aligning them, uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, and so far nothing has worked.
On a side note (which is probably completely related) my black 8 ink tank sometimes isn't recognized. I've read that a lot of people are having that problem, and so far there's nothing to be done to fix it. It only does it some of the time. Usually if I take it out and put it back in, there's no problem other than it still prints in stripes.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same promblem, after changing th print head.
It priints black if I change the paper to photo paper.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
take out both ink cartridges, lift up head clip and take out printhead block
stand printhead block in a shallow dish of windex overnight, rinse it off, place back in printer, replace ink cartridges
do a clean cycle
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
i had the same problem and just repeated the cleaning and testing, eventually the black showed up but took more than a few repetitions
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
Don't know that particular model but try this.
Sounds like the lines are a bit plugged and are running dry again after the script page.
Never leave an inkjet or deskjet for more than a week or so without using it because the ink wells can dry up.
Take a Q-tip and dip it in alcohol.
Remove the cartridges and soak each hole with a brand new Q-tip.
Let it dry.
You may have to do this a few times before you get results.
Now put in the cartridges.
Click on your printer
Go to Properties
Go to Maintenace
There should be some kind of thing in there that will allow you to clean and deep clean your cartridges.
I have recovered many "seemingly hopeless" printers this way. A lot of printers that can be rescued end up in e-waste, wasting a lot of money.
Look in the yellow pages and find you local dealer if all else fails. These people are often quite helpful.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
Try this method to get the ink flowing:
Also make sure the contacts on the inside of the printer are clean and all there. sometimes they can be damaged by removing and replacing cartridges. these can be cleaned with alcohol wipes.
I hope this helps Regards GM
Posted on Apr 23, 2011
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