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After reading the instructions for taking the printer apart from top to bottom (where the absorber is), we opted to follow someone else's advice for a quick fix. We turned the printer upside down and used a box cutter to cut a trap door in the center of the bottom, pulled out the absorber, replaced it with an equivalent sized rectangle of printer's cotton, and taped the door shut. It has been working fine for several months now.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Mar 04, 2012

If you did not install Fax Services within Windows it will not allow you to receive faxes unless your have other SW that came from the factory with your machine.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Feb 23, 2012

Print head not installed,
or not properly
[1401] U051 Print head is not installed. Install
the print head.
Install the print head properly.

It may be that print head is defective or main PCB assy

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Dec 22, 2011

Open the ink replacement cartridge and unplug the printer when the printer head assembly moves to the center. Check the rollers and other parts for pieces of paper that may stop them from moving properly. Check the purge unit to make sure no foreign objects interfere with its movement. It should move easily along its rails without being forced. Also make sure the small ink pads in the purge unit are secure in their holders.If you removed any obstructions, the printer should start working. If the error persists, you may need to take the printer in for service.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Dec 16, 2011

More than one ink cartridage of the same color installed? Are the cartridges made by CANON ?  

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Nov 15, 2011

The possibility of the printer roller is dirty. To clean the roller, do
1. Press the START
2. Select Printers and Faxes
3. Right click Canon PIXMA MP530, select Printing Preferences
4. Select Maintenance
5. Select Roller cleaning, and Bottom plate cleaning


Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011

you will see small levers were the paper passes. check if one of them are not stuck.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Oct 21, 2011

need to replace the power supply.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Oct 20, 2011

You might consider having a printhead cleaning but first:
Unplugg the printer from power and disconnect usb cables.
Press and hold the power button for a while and then release it.
Connect everything and turn on the printer.
Any flashes?If so,clean the printhead and remember to do it with a damp cloth and clean on the gold lines.

Hope this helps.Thanks!

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Oct 09, 2011

Try unplugging the printer from power.
Plug it after a while and turn it on.
Remove the document and re-load it on the platen glass.
Make sure the line's jack is well connected.

Hope it helps.Thanks!

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Oct 06, 2011

The printhead needs to be cleaned. Remove the cartridges and printhead. Soak the printhead in warm (not boiling) distilled water overnight to desolve the dried ink. Dab off the moisture with a soft lintfree cloth. Allow the printhead to airdry for a few hours (you can blowdry the printhead on thel low setting). Reinstall the printhead and cartridges. You may have to repeat this a couple of times if the printheads are very clogged.
Let me know if you have any more questions or problems. Thanks.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011

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