I have a Cabnnon Pixma 1500 printer installed on my computer. Suddenly I have started getting warning 'Print Head Not Installed'. I removed the print head & reinstalled yet it is not reading it & warning is repeating. Reinstalling the printer also did not help. What should I do?
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It is most likely a blockage in the print-head. Run a nozzle check to see if all the jets are firing cleanly. If there are colours missing or "scratchy" run a deep cleaning cycle. If that doesn't improve the nozzle check, remove the cartridges and then the print-head. Run the underside of the print-head under hot water from the tap for a moment. dry it with a paper towel and re-install the print-head and cartridges. Give a standard clean and re-try. If it still doesn't work, the print-head is probably dying.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles. If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive. It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.
1.Errorinstalldriverprocess How toinstallthe correctdriver canon -Do not connectthe printerto thecomputer.So, turn on theprinterbut do notconnect the printerto thecomputer. -Insert thedriver CDand do theinstallprocess. -At the time ofthe install process, it wouldappearthe requestconnect the printerto the computer. -Connect theprinterto thecomputer.The computer willdetect the printer,andinstallprocesswillcontinue untilcompleted. -Then,press theSTART-Printersand Faxes-Rightclickthe CanonMP258seriesPrinter-select Printingpreferences-clickMaintenance-Printheadalignment-Alignprint head-OK-etc.Performprint headalignmentuntilcompletion(approximately 3timestheheatprintalignment).Print headalignment,to configuretheprinterand computer. -After theprint headalignmentis completed,the printer is readyto use.
Installthe wrongdriver canon -Connect the printerto thecomputer,then performinstallprocess. -Solution:disconnectthe USBcablefrom the printerto the computer,thenuninstallthe drivers andapplications that arealreadyinstalled,then restartthe computer. -Repeat theprocessto installin the correct way.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles. If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive. It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.
try cleaning the print head as follows, otherwise a new print head. OK, Canon will hate me for posting this. 1. Remove ink cartridges 2. Remove print head 3. go to sink or tub (stainless steel, not plastic type), pick up a roll of paper towel on the way. 4. Fold several layers of paper towel and place on flat surface. 5. Run hot water until HOT! 6. Turn hot water back to a dribble. 7. Run the dribbling hot water through print head, be careful not to wet the gold contacts. 8.When water running through print head is clear, place print head on paper towel. 9. Repeat number 7 and 8 until no colour shows on paper towel. 10. Gently DAB print head (DO NOT WIPE) inside and out with dry paper towel until dry. 11. I normally replace print head after drying, but you may wish to let it air dry overnight. 12. Replace print head in printer and install cartridges 13. Start printing. I do this to all 4 of my Canon printers every 6 months or so. If any colour fails to print after this process it means your print head probably needs replacing.