Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Only prints 25% of page

When I print (or even copy), the printed page only shows about 1/4 of the image.  I've reset all of the settings, thinking that it may have been set to print a 4x6 photo or something like that, but that didn't work.  Any ideas?

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  • mp500sing Aug 14, 2008

    Yes.  it is set to letter, but seems to only print  the upper left corner of whatever is sent.  And it doesn't shrink the entire image to fit in that space.  It just prints whatever would have been in that corner if the entire letter size image or document had printed.

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Are you sure it's set to Letter? and not A4 or a diferent size?

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • CheckitRight
    CheckitRight Aug 14, 2008

    1-do an internal test print -------does print the entire page or the corner? If entire page the problem is with the application

    2-If corner as well, then the problem is within the printer---most likely the data cable that connects to the printhead. It may be broken and only makes contact at that point, or loose

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