20 Most Recent Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer Questions & Answers


Canon Pixma MP470, paper feed not straight

Hi Dave
First thing to check is that the left hand paper guide (as you look at the printer from the front) is up tight against the edge of the paper stack in the feeder. I've seen many printers where (over the course of day to day use) the paper guide has progressively moved itself to the left so that the paper is not held at all. The pick-up for the paper is at the bottom right hand corner and if the guide is loose the paper can skew as it goes in - and then it only gets worse.
Another possibility (and this has just happened to me) is that the long piece of sponge that runs the length of the platen (you'll only see it if you open the top and shine a light in) has come adrift slightly. Mine actually came completely out after 2 or three skewed/crumpled sheets. I washed it, dried it out with kitchen towel and then carefully refitted it. Now the printer is running like a demon.
Let us know what your outcome is.
12/1/2021 12:29:39 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Dec 01, 2021

How to fix Canon Pixma MP470 printer that does not feed paper properly to print from Windows PC

Open up the printer and see if there is a small piece of paper that is interfering with the paper path. You may have to use a flashlight to see it.
12/1/2021 12:29:19 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Dec 01, 2021

When I want to print, the printer says:paper jammed then I checked, but there is no paper at all

The tiniest shred of paper in there will cause this message. It does not need to be a whole sheet. Follow these procedures fully https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART124145 http://www.manualslib.com/manual/24399/Canon-Pixma-Mp470-Series.html?page=71 .
12/23/2019 2:44:16 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Dec 23, 2019

Installing Canon MP470 pixma on new vista computer

hi i am a certified Canon4.gif repair tech for this printer. if you follow the link below this will take you to Canons support site where you can download the software for your printer. hope this helps

12/4/2019 10:21:24 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Dec 04, 2019

All in One Scanner/Printer problems

Click HERE for Vista drivers
12/4/2019 10:19:40 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Dec 04, 2019

How do i fix error code 5100

Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100
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 .
And Also
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.

All The Best: Pineworks
5/13/2019 6:18:40 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on May 13, 2019

Canon mp470 printer says cover is open when it isn't.

If the cover is closed and you have found the switch and tested it ok, try to unplug the printer and restart.
4/24/2019 12:52:44 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Apr 24, 2019

My printer keeps saying "print head is not

Hello, Jordanreinha - You will need to install a color cartridge, too. Oddly enough, with color printers, both the black and color ink/s are used to print black. Go figure? Best wishes.
2/26/2018 6:12:18 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Feb 26, 2018

How do i scan a document with my canon MP 470

Something is wrong with the scanner or communication to the scanner
10/30/2017 10:38:27 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Canon MP470, Printer feed grabs two or three

Your feeder wheels need to be cleaned, open it up yourself from diagrams online, locate the feeder wheels, remove them, clean them with rubbing alcohol and a lint free rag, that will take care of the problem, if however the wheels are worn or how chips in them, then you can order the replacement parts If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/michael_2094e122cc46f24c
9/27/2017 12:14:31 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Sep 27, 2017

Canon MP470 prints colors light on Mountain Lion

So go back to former driver since this one does not work. A no brainer!!!!!
8/28/2017 3:30:32 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Canon MP470: "Print Head is not installed. Install Print Head"

Some printer brands have a cute scheme that reads a "new" cartridge as good, but the refilled one has a small fuse link that is burned out by the printer. Try factory new cartridges. Unplug the printer power for a bit to reset the printer.
6/18/2017 11:34:51 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Jun 18, 2017

Canon Mp470

It means that not all contacts are working.
1. Try this first - unplug the printer for a minute from the power supply and then replug.
2. Make sure you have removed ALL packaging materials from the printer. Details can be found here
3. Try to reseat the ink cartridge. Details here.

If the steps above dont work, then the issue you describe seems to indicate that your product requires repair service. If you feel your product might require service, a Technical Support Representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have and explain the service options available to you. You can contact Canon through the email link or phone numbers listed below.
  • Obtain Support by Email
  • For toll-free technical support*, please call 1 (800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST, excluding holidays).

    * There will be a pay for support charge if your product is out of warranty (see next section, below).

  • Toll-free TDD Support Line for the Hearing Impaired is available Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays) at 1-866-251-3752

  • Technical Support is available for Customers in Canada at 1-800-OK-CANON
1/19/2017 10:21:09 AM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Jan 19, 2017

How do i print wirelessly with cannon mp470

earlier model mp 470's were not wireless capable.
6/5/2016 12:41:01 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Jun 05, 2016

Re Canon Mp470: all pages are coloured yellow when (the actual document printing is is ok.) colour printing. documents (office g) and web are fine

check the document settings to see if there is a background color box ticked check in the printer settings for the same thing
6/5/2016 12:34:04 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Jun 05, 2016

Printing is fuzzy.

try doing head alignment, this feature is located under the printer properties... goto Start, then Setting, then Printer and faxes, and point to the printer model, right click and select Properties... then select Maintenance and from there, you can clean head and head alignment... print the alignment sheet and select the best straight line.. that should help.
1/9/2016 3:28:34 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Jan 09, 2016

I need to find the ip address of the Canon Pixma MP480 printer I want to install. I have downloaded the software but need the ip address

If you cannot find it on the printer, your next best option is to log into your internet router if you have one and check the assigned addresses in the DHCP list.
9/12/2015 10:16:21 PM • Canon PIXMA... • Answered on Sep 12, 2015
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