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Canon LBP-5000 Printer and Calibration

My LBP-5000 printer shows an error message advising "Out-of-Register Colors Correction has not been performed. Perform calibration again." no matter how many times i run calibration it wont fix it

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  • flymccoll Jul 14, 2008

    yes same problem here - got two of these one no problem other keep getting the same mesage

  • alteredimage Jul 17, 2008

    Yes I too have the same problem! Help would be appreciated :-)

  • sunnasoft Sep 05, 2008


    I use refilled toner

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    same problem

  • badprop Nov 04, 2008

    repalced old toners with new ones, problem still says redo calibration, it seems the magenta toner is not calibrating as red is very little in printing colour

  • clarabam Nov 29, 2008

    problem with out of register shadow under the lines, no matter how many times i order "calibration again " ! help!!!

  • antzarb Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem. Also I cannot highlight the calibration instruction.

  • ccudaipur Jan 09, 2009

    same problem

  • hokokeha Jan 10, 2009

    Installed cyan and yellow toners and am having the same problem. Calibrating and then get the same message

  • cozy35 Feb 19, 2009

    anon lbp 5000 keeps asking for calibration

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Out-of-Register Colors Correction has not been performed. Perform calibration again.

    Canon LBP5000

  • shopper861 Mar 24, 2009

    Just bought One of these and have gone through the installation. But have the error message

    Out-of-Register Colors Correction has not been performed.

    Have tried it now 10 times and it keeps saying the same thing.

    No mention in the manual about what to do.

  • petermorten Apr 02, 2009

    Same thing here. Mounted a new magnenta ans it keeps asking for calibration.

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I solved this problem.
You need to bring your printer to some service, and perform cleanig of the printer's optic instruments, which are most probably coverd with dirt, and printer just can't recognize catridges, and can't give you the best print quality.
Just take it to the people who refill toners, or to some official service, they'll know what to do. I had the same problem as you, and today I can't recognize how better print quality is, and more importan, printer is not asking calibration any more.

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I tore my hair out trying to find what was causing this problem. I solved it eventually !!! I noticed that some toner residue was on the electrical contact point on the right hand side of the cartridge (you will see a copper contact point just inside where the drum makes contact with the right hand side panel inside the printer). I took an old toothbrush and brushed out the toner from that small hole on the side of the cartridge and also brushed the point of contact (inside right hand side of printer) that butts up into the cartridge and turns the the copper contact sits just inside the drum. VOILA!!! No more errors and the printer kicked into motion - did the calibration and is now working perfectly again. Dave at inkWise!

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I had same problem but solved it as follows.
I repeated calibration following the instruction on the error message but it did not work at all.
Instead, I looked at the toner cartridges carefully and found the leakage of toner at the magenta cartridge. I guessed that there was some problems with the magenta cartridge and replaced it with new one.
As a result, it worked very well and I am using the printer until now.

Posted on Jun 15, 2013

You have problem with one ot he (reffiled ?) toner.

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