I have had this printer less than a year, and it has stop working, I can't believe this the power button is on but the alarn light is flashing, and the printer will not work. The ink cartiages are full but the lights are not on. what should i do.
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Re: printer will not print
I assume you are using 'compatible' Cartridges ?
Many people have reported problems with the 'chips' (especially the Yellow one) you have to move from the original to the 'compatible' set .
If you are feeling rich, you could buy a set of genuine Canon cartridges, however that's going to cost you over £50 with no guarantee of a fix .. you might want to shop around for a new printer instead - you should be able to find the MP530 for about £150 .... http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-Pixma-MP530-CANON-Multi-function-printer-16288-0
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I believe is a scanner error. Try first to switch it off for 30 minutes
and try.Else re-attach the ribbon
cables of the scanner and try again.
error still persist then do a factory reset as per below
1) Switch off the printer
and hold the Stop/Reset button while switching on the printer.
3) With the Power LED lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing
and holding the Power button.
4) Release the Power button and the Stop/Reset button that will put the printer
in service mode. Just wait for the menu selection.
5) When the LED lights in green, press Stop/Reset button to specified number of
according to the Legend below.
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures
5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting procedures below.
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
11 times Orange Button / LCD checking
12 or more times Returns to a menu selection
1-- With the printer unplugged, remove the ink cart to the right , 2--Plug in the printer ,Press the POWER button, Do not release the POWER button ,and then press the RESUME button twice in succession .Now release the POWER button ,press the RESUME button 4 times . 3--The beeper may sound once ,Then Unplug the printer ,then power back up and reset the printer electronics ,open the printer and this process is finished. I believe this should take care of your issue, it's basically a cold reset for the printer, Give it a shot...
A lot of HP printers print a page to enable the print head alignment and calabration. This normally orcurs when a cartridge has been changed. If the alignment page fails then it will reprint alignment page until it can align.
So, you need to get that page it prints and place it on the glass and press scan, then it will complete alignment and be ready to rock.
It is not recommended to use refilled cartridge. because it will damage your printer, if it's happen, better to buy new one. the parts is expensive and almost same as brand new printer. Try this to reset the waste basket
Mp150 Reset Counter Service mode operation procedures - 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button. 2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) 4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.) The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks 0 time Green Power off 1 time Orange Service pattern print 2 times Green EEPROM print 3 times Orange EEPROM reset 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. 5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting procedures below. 6 times Green Print head deep cleaning 11 times Orange Button / LCD checking 12 or more times Returns to a menu selection
How to reset the Canon MP150 after a refill (Step 10 concerns refill; instructions below the steps): Method1 (Safe Factory Method):
1) Disconnect the printer’s power outlet
2) Press and hold the power button while connecting the power outlet back. 3) While still holding down the power button, press the reset button twice.(red circle with a triangle)
4) Release the power button
The printer takes about 10 seconds to show the number 0.
5) Press + to change the value from 0 to 1. 6) When this value is 1, press colour button; this will light up two leds.
One is for plain paper and the other for photo paper. At this point is feed the printer with paper. 7) Press the power button twice and the printer will print a some stuff (if this page doesn't print by itself, press the "color" button once and the test page will print). Don’t worry much about the printed material. I got some stripped lines and some numbers. I believe that my colour cartridge is clogged which is why I got the green strips.
When you print this sheet the value in the display returns to zero. 8 ) Open the printer cover cover (not the scanner cover) and remove the cartridges. With the printer still open, disconnect the power outlet. 9) Close the lid and turn on the printer. 10) Refill cartridges and place them back in their nice little abode in the printer.