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I have the same grinding scraping noise in my Canon mp530 as several others who posted here. Have you found a solution for the problem? The duplex function worked for a couple of years, but now chews up the page. Can you suggest a fix for this, also?

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  • ventsue Aug 07, 2010

    I know how to clear paper jams. I need to know how to restore the duplex function.

  • ventsue Aug 08, 2010

    I need more info re the print carriage. Asked, but did not get response. Is it a fix that I can make? Is it a costly part, & how do I locate it? I find the Canon website not very user friendly.

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Open the set and see through all angles if there is any small bits of paper left in the printer. You should check carefully for it.
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Posted on Aug 09, 2010

  • ventsue Aug 10, 2010

    Sebin, By "set", do you mean printer? What areas in particular should I open?

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    Sebin Punnacheril Aug 13, 2010

    Do open every portion that you can to get maximum access to every parts of the printer. Be sure that you are able to place it back.

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Hi,

The grinding noise pretty much means the print carriage is shot. Canon used to replace it for free but I've heard lately they're pretending they have never heard of the issue.

For the other part, let me know few details :-

1. Is it an intermittent problem or permanent?
2. It chews the page ONLY on duplex function or not?


Thanks!!




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  • ventsue Aug 08, 2010

    Question re: print carriage. Is it an expensive part,

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Hello,

Clear any loose paper from the paper tray. This will help you locate the jam. You will find it either in front, near the paper tray, or in the rear. To clear a paper jam near the paper tray, grip the paper and pull it firmly but gently from the printer. If you find a stack of papers jammed, grab from the middle of the stack and pull.

For a rear jam, remove the back of the printer. When you find a free edge on the paper, grip it firmly and pull it out. Replace the back cover. Press the "Resume" button or turn off the printer, and then turn it back on. Your settings should reset.

Try printing another document, if the problem still persist, you will need to replace the print head on your printer, the print head is worn out and will need to be replace to fix the problem, once this is replaced, the problem should solve.

Take care.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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Can you do macs? how do i print duplex with this printer, duplex is suported by my mac


The Canon-supplied MP530 driver doesn't have duplex printing as a print option. Mac OS 10.5 has Gutenprint drivers built-in for a number of popular printers, including the Canon MP500 which is a near match for the MP530 and includes the two-sided option for printing.

With the MP530 plugged into your Mac (or, presumably, available over the network) go to the Add Printer wizard ( System Preferences > Print & Fax > + ). Pick MP530, name the printer something like "MP530 Gutenprint" and under "Print Using:" choose "Select a driver to use...", select "Canon PIXMA MP500 - Gutenprint v5.1.3" and then Add the printer.

The MP500 Gutenprint driver isn't a perfect substitute for the MP530 one, however, so you should do this in addition to installing the proper MP530 driver from the Canon website and adding the printer using that driver with a name like just "MP530" or "MP530 Canon". In a year or two of using the Gutenprint driver I've only once had a print job that wouldn't render correctly (some missing lines on the printout), and for that one time I had to switch to the Canon-supplied driver to get it to work. All the other times I find it very convenient to have two-sided printing available as an option.

The two sided printing isn't particularly fast, but it's a whole lot more convenient than manually printing the odd pages and then the even pages.

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