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Canon S520 won't print in black

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4/5/2021 12:31:44 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Apr 05, 2021

Have recently plugged in the

Try TOTALLY unplugging the printer. Power AND input cables. Reboot the computer and reconnect the printer. Some printers hold errors until all sources of power and communications have been cleared.
5/7/2011 6:23:35 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on May 07, 2011

Black doesnt print all other

Try printing a few test pages to get the ink flowing. It's likely clogged/dried out. If it's a new cartridge and doesn't work, you should be able to return it. Alternatively, you could carefully try wiping the nozzle with a lint-free cloth and some rubbing alcohol.
5/5/2011 6:26:44 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on May 05, 2011

Paper thickness error

From page 88 of the User Guide.

For your printer you can use the following types of paper and other media.

??  Size

• Standard paper: From Legal size (8.5 x 14.0 in.) to A5 size (5.83 x 8.27 in.)
• Non-standard paper: From 3.54 x 4.72 in. to 8.5 x 23.0 in.
• Others: Envelopes (US Com. #10 and European DL)

Important ?ž₪ Do not use the following types of paper. Using such paper will not only produce unsatisfactory results, but can also cause the printer to jam or malfunction.

• Folded, curled or wrinkled paper
• Wet paper
• Paper that is too thin (less than 17 lb.)
Paper that is too thick* (more than 28 lb.)
• Picture postcards
• Postcards with an affixed photo or sticker
• Envelopes with a double flap
• Sealed envelopes
• Envelopes with an embossed or treated surface
• Paper with holes (such as loose-leaf paper)
* non-Canon branded paper

??  Weight

17 to 28 lb.

Do not use paper heavier than this (except for supported Canon-brand media), as it
could jam in the printer.
??  Types

The following types of media can be used. For more information about the media and the
printing methods, refer to the specific sections.

Plain paper: Refer to the printed Quick Start Guide.
?ž¡ Envelopes
?ž¡ High Resolution Paper HR-101N
?ž¡ Glossy Photo Paper GP-301/GP-301N
?ž¡ High Gloss Photo Film HG-201
?ž¡ Glossy Photo Cards FM-101
?ž¡ Photo Paper Pro PR-101
?ž¡ Photo Paper Pro PC-101S
?ž¡ Transparencies CF-102
?ž¡ T-Shirt Transfers TR-201
?ž¡ Banner Paper

If you are receiving a paper thickness error (are there lights flashing?) is the thickness greater than 28 lbs? You can refer to the User's Guide beginning on page 140 for infomration on error light patterns.

Have you set the Paper Thickness Lever properly? Looking at the printer from the front; To the left for normal paper; To the right for thicker product (e.g. envelopes, t-shirt transfers, banner paper).

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12/16/2010 4:58:14 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Dec 16, 2010

Is there away to fix my printer? It skips every

I would first try deep cleaning the nozzles throught the printer maintenance software. If this doesn't work, remove the cartridges from the printhead, remove the printhead and carefully soak it in warm distilled water. you may have to soak the printhead a number of times until the water is clear. Dry the printead carefully. Let the printhead dry overnight. Reinsert the printhead, cartridge and try printing. If it was a clogged head, printing should be normal. If you still have the problem, you will have to replace the printhead. Check with Canon support or try dBay for a new printhead.
12/7/2010 5:03:53 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Dec 07, 2010

How to install a printer canon s520 without a cd?

You can download the drivers and software applicable for your canon s520 here:
Select your operating system first, then install the driver for your printer. After installing the driver, download and install whichever software you would like.
Your printer will now work just fine!
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7/18/2010 6:17:54 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Jul 18, 2010

Orange light flickers 6 times green light the 7th

Hello there you can try this may work

Turn off the printer.
Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.
While still holding the POWER button, Release the RESUME button, then press and release the RESUME button two more times in succession.
The printer mechanics will move momentarily. You are now in Service mode. Release the Power Button.
Pressing the RESUME key will select a function; for example, pressing RESUME 4 times will select the clear waste ink counter function. The lamp will alternate color with each key press.
1. Service/factory test printout, including ink sensor check
2. EEPROM info printout
3. EEPROM initialization
4. Clear the waste-ink counter
5. Printer model setting. (more selections beyond this- leave this alone)
After selecting mode, press the POWER button to commit the change, and return to the top of the function selection menu. Pressing the POWER button again turns off the printer for a restart.

Canon S9000
Turn off printer
Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
Your printer should respond as normal

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6/18/2010 7:17:24 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Jun 18, 2010

Getting a 5100 error message printer head

Hi You can Try 2 things.

ERROR 5100 means that there is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there

Next try.

It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire.
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.

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4/27/2010 6:25:25 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Apr 27, 2010

I need to download the software so I may use the

James, to download the software click HERE
On the page you will need to download and install the driver for your printer. Download the file to your computer, click on it and install it. Then reboot the computer and all will work fine.

You will also find other software to manipulate photos,etc., which is optional for you to download. As well you will find on the bottom of the page, your user manual for your printer. Download the manual if you have any other questions pertaining to usage of the printer or optional software. I hope this helps and good luck!
2/28/2010 4:15:46 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Feb 28, 2010

The s520 printer will not print in black. ALl the

I have to ask this question of you, just to make sure this is not an issue. Are you using a factory new ink or toner cartridge?
Please consider the following:
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridges that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks or toner causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead or photo conductors.
If you are using factory new ink or toner cartridges, then please call the manufacturer’s Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges
2/17/2010 3:26:48 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Feb 17, 2010

Will not print color, have gone through cleaning


Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this I put down here. But after you don this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok it got to be the heads blockage
There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

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2/13/2010 6:10:14 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Feb 13, 2010

S530d canon photo printer red flashing light 7

The head is discontinued, QY6-0034-000, try online though, there still are stores who have it in stock, and there is no generic substitute.
1/15/2010 9:30:52 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Jan 15, 2010

Cannon s520 does not work the light turns green

you probably have to upgrade your driver

first uninstall the old one and download the version below to site your OS

http://support-au.canon.com.au/EN/search?canonsearch=1&lang=EN&category=Printers&series=Colour Bubble Jet Printers&model=S520&menu=Download
12/27/2009 7:36:44 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Dec 27, 2009

I was given a Canon S520 printer but no software

from here u can download saoftware
11/15/2009 3:20:54 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Nov 15, 2009

I cannot print anything in color just black

Your black cartridge is selected in your printer settings. To change this go into Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, click on the selected printer, go to properties and look anywhere where it may say grayscale or black and uncheck the box. This will allow it to print in colour.
11/8/2009 6:05:03 PM • Canon S520... • Answered on Nov 08, 2009

Canon s520x printer; error-message "Cartridge not Installed!"

Buy a new printer! Honestly. What likley happened
it that the brown ribbon connector on the back of the frame that
holds all the ink wells has become ripped off or torn from
the green circuit board. This means that there electrical connection is gone, and the printer can't sense the frame
is in place.

This likely happened when you were cleaning it!
It's impossible to repair yourself, you need a new
black frame. And....you can't buy one separately.
You practically need to buy a whole new printer.



10/6/2009 10:09:17 AM • Canon S520... • Answered on Oct 06, 2009
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