Question about Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer
This is a very common problem with this model. I encounter exact same problem. What I did was took out the print head and clean the print head with Q tips with alcohol. To locate and remove print head, follow the instruction at Canon's PIXMA MP830 website and choose the tab "Support & Service" type "rseating the Print Head"
You will be seeing :-
Basically, printer head is inner carton where ink cartridge sit.
Above link shows precisely how to remove the ink cartridge.
Above link's instruction says, Caution: do not touch print head nozzles
But, I just went ahead and clean the print head nozzles with rubbing alcohol soaked Q tips.
After completely cleaned and dried, I reinstalled print head, reinstalled ink cartridges,
closed all the cover. It went back working perfectly.
Sometimes a bad positioned printhead may cause this error.
If no luck, unfortunately this is a PCI bus error and is a Service Error Code. Typically this is an internal error on one of the ASIC chips on the logic board and can only be repaired by replacing the logic board at a Canon Service Center.
Note - On most occasions, replacement is a better option than repair.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
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Posted on Oct 17, 2010
Follow these steps :
Reseating the Print Head
1.Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the button. (The paper output tray will open.)
2.Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)
3.Open the inner cover.
4.Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.
5.Raise the print head lock lever.
6.Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently
7.Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
8.Insert ink tanks into the print head.
9.Press the mark on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click
10.Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
11.Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).
This should help.
Posted on Oct 17, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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