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Cannon PIXMA MP500 Ink Trail

I am getting a solid 1 cm thick ink trail down the center of the back side of the paper. I have tried running all of the different cleaning and servicing routines found in the menu of the printe but to no avail. What's the fix? Thank you,

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    Black line down centre of back of every page

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. Cleaning was futile, ink just keeps running out of the main cartridge

  • heervanstand Feb 04, 2008

    I noticed the same striping at the back of printed pages, mostly only the first one in a set. It is clearly a spill of ink on some roller head, because it faints at the end of the trail or on the next page.

    Since I am not a happy bricoleur I am about calling on a Canon dealer for help, will let you know the outcome.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. Continue black stripe down the center and back of my printing. Have replaced the #5 cartridge and tried all the cleaning techniques but nothing is correcting it.

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, will replacing the print head fix it? Anyone know?

  • joodees Jul 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, will replacing the print head fix it? Anyone know?



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This is an indicator the the waste ink collecter is full to over flowing. You can clean it our your self but a very messy job and some folk simply get the next printer However if you are willing to have a go You will either have to speak to Canon technical Support team or take a look in at

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