I've had this MP500 for 2 years now and LOVE it. In the last 6 months however it has develo[ped a rather anooying habit of spewing ink everywhere - on my pages and literally runs out onto the platform that the printed pages rest on after printing. Really messy and REALY annoying!! ANy suggestions??
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Re: messy ink problem
After reading your questions I think you might be refilling your cartridges. If you are then the problem is most likely your refiller or refilling process. If you are using original virgin cartridges, I have never encountered any cartridge that has leaked when they are brand new. If it is leaking then probability is that there is something wrong w/ the printer's internal system. I don't know if this helps but if you're using brand new cartridges you may have to bring it to Canon to check on it.
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Ink ped means when your printer working start or when the printing end or when you cleaning your head some ink is waste and that ink move with in a motor and drop down a ped which is called waste ink pad when it is full your printer is not working. when you reset this it rework
Yes - if they are not used they will dry up and be unusable. Unfortunate but you need to replace them. For future ref - IF they will not be used in 4 - 6 months pop them out and put scotch tape on the head where ink comes out and that should keep them good for several months.. I have done that and close to a year later - was fine. Hope this helps :)
The problem with printers like Epson is that they cannoy stand without being used for that long. The print head that is largely responsible for print quality is built into the machine and the last ink that passed through 6 months ago is hardened inside. Dry several deep cleanings with nozzle checks inbetween. You may need to send it for manual print head cleaning with a printer technician.
My color has not worked well in the past few months. Now I get the message Unable to Print, Use Troubleshooting and rountine maintenance chapter in user's manual. I've tried everything it told me. I've removed all ink cartridges and left them upright (they are ALL brand new) and cleaned all the ink ports. I've cleaned the machine several times. It's told me there's no ink cartrige, I've replaced them, turned the machine off and on, unlplugged, etc. Then go to print and I get the same message again and it won't print. The machine is almost 2 years old and has worked fine until about 6 months ago when the magenta stopped working all together. Now this. Any help? Thanks.
I have about 6 canon printers with a 3in 1 using PG40 and CL41. I have never encountered the problem you have. I have looked into some other sites and noticed a number if CLI-8 cartridges being replaced by Canon. I think there are only 2 probable problem areas, he cartridge or the software you are using. I suggest you call up Canon and complain about this problem. Seems like you got the printer 6 months or so ago. You should able to get to do something like replace the printer or cartridges. I'm assuming that you don't refill or have your cartridges refilled so the contact points should not be messy w/ ink. You can try cleaning the contact points on the cartridges and printer. But I'd call Canon and explain to them the situation and see if they can solve your problem. Solve I'm implying is to replace your cartridges or printer. Let me know if this helps.
The free SSC utility which will reset the waste ink pad protection counter in most Epson inkjet printers can be downloaded from http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml. Remember though, if you don't change the ink pads, there will be an increasing danger of ink leakage from your printer, particularly if you tip it up for any reason - VERY messy, and it can clog up your printer mechanisms.