20 Most Recent Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer - Page 8 Questions & Answers

I assume by cleaning you mean pressure FLUSHING the ink channel with cleaner, not just wiping the head. You have to charge the ink channel after flushing to prime it.

The cost of a replacement part probably makes it un-economical to do a replacement.

Testing for electrical problem without schematics would be hard.

Do check that the flex carriage cable connection is good.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Nov 02, 2009

try to use another cartridge.

if it doesn't work, try to look at contacts between cartridge (it seems at head of cartridge) and inner part of your printer. Make sure it is not blocked.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Oct 22, 2009

It seems the nozzles of one of the ink chamber are clogged, try deeping the nozzles in warm water for 5-10 minutes to remove the clogg.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009

Welcome Tony

Looks like you got a bad plunger that could be so full of dried ink or just clogged. you could by a printer service kit and see if that shores it up if not the plunger would need to be replaced..

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Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Oct 03, 2009

Print head might be stuck. Try opening the lid and sliding the cartridge tray over to the left. Check to make sure there is no piece of paper left jamming it. While you are at it, clean the base pad by dabbing with a piece of paper towel to remove excess ink. You may also want to remove the Print head itself and then reattach. Make sure there is no gunk buildup. Hope this helps.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009


I had a similar problem. Pages in blue, but nozzle check in black. Tried what you tried. Changed the ink ($). Still no change. Then tried the maintenance option to clean the bottom plate. And now it is working. Go figure.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009

Clean all cartridges to make sure ink is flowing. To do this put windoww cleaner ino a container about ten mm deep. Put the cartridges with the end where the ink comes out facing down into the container and soak for about ten minutes. After this dry off for with a paper towell and make sur each cartridge leaks color into the towell. may take a little shaking.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Sep 03, 2009

The waste ink absorbers on a Canon are pads that are under the print engine and cover the whole bottom. It is a major dissasembly where the covers come off, cables and plugs un plugged, power supply removed, and then you need a shop to reset the counters.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Sep 02, 2009

I had the same problem. all i did was open the printer up and moved the thing that holds the cartridges to the middle by hand. mine seems to be working fine.

#1 Move the cartridge holder back to the right manually, but carefully - close lid and turn the printer off, then on again.

#2 Move the printer cartridge and shut down three times, but it finally kicked in and started working again. Don't give up just trying it once.

Good luck!

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 10, 2009

The printer works is faulty. I recommend to give to repair.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 08, 2009

1) With the printer power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the Power button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The LED lights in
green to indicate that a function is selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power button.)
3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the
Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
4) When the LED lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times (Each time
the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
5) After the function (menu) is selected, press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When the operation completes,
the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 02, 2009

is the blue ink in it's own cartridge. if it is a brand new cartridge you may have forgotten to take the sticker off of it.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 01, 2009

Bad ribbon in your printer or ink cartridge needs to be replace. Also cleaning your printer always helps. Don't forget to check your manual for cleaning guide line.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jul 03, 2009

For the colors that are not printing, take the cartridges out. Now get a bowl and pour in about 1/4 on an inch of window cleaner. Now put the cartridges in the window cleaner with the the bottom that releases the ink in window cleaner. allow them to soak for about 10 minutes, dry them off, then blot the bottom with a paper towel to see if ink is now releasing. if so install the cartridges back in the printer to see if the colors print.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jun 14, 2009

Have you tried Canon's web site for technical support options?

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jun 11, 2009

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