Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a Canon PIXMA PM500. The print gradually became lighter and lighter even though there was plenty of ink in the tanks. Now it will not print at all from file, just a blank page comes out. However, it will print test patterns and nozzle check patterns. All of the drivers are up-to-date. When trying to realign the print heads, an error message appears that they must be adjusted manually, I downloaded the manual and tried this as well, still no printing is possible from files.

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The processor inside the printer is defective. I'm afraid this is terminal, you need a new printer, there's nothing more than can be done to salvage this one.

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    That is what I was afraid of, however, I do appreciate your expert opinion-it has resolved the issue for me. Thank you so much.

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