Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I can print from my computer but I cannot scan, fax, or copy. The only lights on the printer that light up is the Alarm light. I do not know whether my printer is on or off. not sure what the problem is. I can press the power button and it starts to make noise but I cannot see anything in the display.
I had the fatal 6A00 error on my out-of-warranty MP830 and I was ready to give up and buy a different printer. Per Canon website it says that you need to send it for repairs.
Goggling the error message, I was able to find a solution to this error that doesn't require sending the unit to Canon. . The problem apparently is related to the purge unit located at the far right side on where the printhead moves back and forth.
Based on the postings, there appears to be three common problems that causes the error, which is related to a paper jam error. 1) If its a new printer or even an older one, there are two sponges that collect ink and two plastic wipers located in purge unit may be loose or missing. Check to see if its it there. If not, it may actually be stuck somewhere. 2) there may some paper stuck somewhere around the printhead and or the purge unit or 3) there is a build up of gooey ink on the purge unit.
The gooey ink turned out to be my problem and apparently quite a few others. Following someone else's advice, I turned off the printer & unplugged it, move the printhead to the left and used long Qtips with Windex to clean up the ink around the purge unit including a little white plastic spring-loaded lever. I also dampen the sponges with Windex. If you do this be careful not to dislodge the sponge or wipers. If you do, you can alway stick the pieces back in. After cleaning it, and checking the sponges and wipers are seated correctly, I plug the unit back in and worked fine. Problem solved!
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
Receive Mode Setting
On the operation panel, press the following buttons to select the appropriate receive mode.
FAX ONLY MODE: When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only.
MANUAL MODE: When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually.
ANS MACHINE MODE: When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically.
FAX/TEL AUTO SW: When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls.
DRPD: When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company.
Change the TX Report 1. Press the <Menu> button to display [FAX SETTINGS].
2. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [TX SETTINGS] then press <OK>.
3. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [TX REPORT] then press <OK>.
4. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [PRINT ERROR ONLY] or [PRINT FOR EACH RX] then press <OK>.
5. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [YES] or [NO] for [ATTACH TX IMAGE:] then press <OK>.
6. Press <Stop/Reset>.
Changing the Paper Size, Type and Source
Changing the Paper Source
Before printing, confirm that the location where you have loaded paper is selected as a paper source. Press <Feed Switch> to change the paper source.
(A) Auto Sheet Feeder Lamp
(B) <Feed Switch>
(C) Cassette Lamp
Note: Press <Feed Switch> so that the Auto Sheet Feeder Lamp lights when loading paper in the
Auto Sheet Feeder and the Cassette Lamp lights when loading paper in the Cassette.
You can also select the paper source with the printer driver when printing from the
Changing the Page Size and Media Type
Note: The asterisk <* > on the LCD indicates the current setting.
1 . Press <Paper>.
When you do not need to change the page size, press <OK> to proceed to step 4.
2 . Use to select the page size: A4 / B5 / A5 / 4x6 / 5x7 / C-CARD / 8.5x11 / 8.5x14
3 . Press <OK>.
4 . Use to select the media type: PLAIN / PHOTO PRO / PHOTO PLUS / MATT PHOTO / GLOSSY
Note: In order to obtain optimal quality print results, when copying photographs, use Canon-recommended Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy.
5 . Press <OK>.
Entering the Date and Time Note: When your machine is connected to a computer with the MP driver installed, even if the date and time are entered from the Operation Panel of the machine, the date and time will be read from your computer every time you start the computer, turn the machine on, or disconnect and connect the USB cable. When using your machine connecting to your computer, set the date and time on your computer precisely.
The date and time will be reset when you disconnect the power cord or there is a power failure. In this case, you can set it again on the machine. Alternatively, it can be read from your computer and set on the machine by connecting the machine to your computer with the MP driver installed.
1. Press [FAX], then press [Menu].
2. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <USER SETTINGS>.
3. Press [OK] two times.
4. Use the numeric buttons to enter the date and time (in 24-hour format). Enter only the last two digits of the year.
Note: If you misentered the date and time, use [ ] or [ ] to move the cursor under the number to enter the correct number. Three formats of date are available.
5. Press [OK].
6. Press [Stop/Reset].
I hope it helps!!!
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
) With the machine power turned off, while pressing the Stop/Reset button, press and hold the ON/OFF button. (DO NOT release
the buttons). The Power LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.
2) While holding the ON/OFF button, release the Stop/Reset button. (DO NOT release the ON/OFF button.)
3) While holding the ON/OFF button, press the Stop/Reset button 2 times, and then release both the ON/OFF and Stop/Reset buttons.
(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the Alarm and Power LEDs light alternately, Alarm in orange and Power in green,
starting with Alarm LED.)
4) When the Power LED lights in green (and "Service Mode Idle" is displayed on the LCD), press the Stop/Reset button 4 times.
5) Press ON/OFF, press Stop/Reset 2 times
6) Press ON/OFF. Unplug printer and plug back in. turn on and should be cleared
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009
SOURCE: My canon MP40 will not scan/copy
This is because you have NOT installed the actual Drivers for the scanner and the Scan Manager. Driver link below. Ensure you get entire package A:SO get the user manual, it shows you what to do.
Posted on May 14, 2010
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