Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Suddenly my printer is saying "The type of print head is incorrect. Please install the correct print head". Now, I didn't do anything to the printer, this just started one day. I tried taking out the print head and cleaning it with a cloth but that didn't work so far. The inside does have a lot of black ink and we haven't done much cleaning of the printer (printing works fine)
Guess I need a new print head? We've had the printer about 2years.
Print heads for nearly all printers are rated at 2 years. You may also need to clean the tube from the resevoir at the ink supply to the cartridge and clean the working resevoir on the cartridge as well. If you are up to this challenge there is a how-to at your manufacturer's web site or you can have a tech do it. Most people, when they realize how inky you will be getting choose to have a tech do this.
It is best to use 100% denatured alcohol, from your hardware store, to clean these parts and tubing. But, you must take precautions.
DO NOT USE DENATURED ALCOHOL UNLESS YOU READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BACK OF THE CAN.
I'm not kidding about the precautions. I do all this stuff outside when there is a breeze in the air and then I stay up wind of my work.
If you have any questions whatsoever just feel free to comment back to me.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 01, 2014 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...
Sep 07, 2011 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies
Feb 16, 2011 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...
Jul 07, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...
Jun 10, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...
May 27, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...
May 28, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...
Aug 05, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...
1,404 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!