20 Most Recent Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer - Page 5 Questions & Answers

If you didn't used your inkjet printer for a long time the most common problem is that the nozzles of the print head are clogged with ink. You need to do head cleaning or deep cleaning from the printer maintenance menu. You need to do it a couple of times if necessary.
If this does not help you need to buy a new print head, which price unfortunately compares to the price of a new device. And don't forget if you have an inkjet printer you must print at least 1 page in a week to prevent the print head from clogging.
Hope this helps. Alex

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

Try a print head deep cleaning. It should be an option in your maintenance settings.

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

HI there,
What operating system are you using?
Please try reinstalling the printer driver and check if that will do the trick.
Hope this helps!

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011

You can download the Canon printer drivers from theirsupport WEB site. Please click on this link and
select your model printer todownload : - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadIndexAct

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011

If you have tried multiple cables in multiple working outlets then you need to contact the manufacturer for warranty or return it to the store.

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

Hi, please try doing this:
1. Turn off printer.
2. Retaining button Resume/Cancel press button POWER - indicator it will catch fire by green color.
3. let go button Resume/Cancel, continuing to retain POWER.
4. press button Resume/Cancel of 2 times, retaining POWER, after which let go all buttons.
5. when indicator will be lit BY GREEN - press button Resume/Cancel of 4 times!!!
6. turn off printer by button POWER.
It is undertaken from service manual. I hope this helps.

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

hi sir,
can tell me what is the error code?and please mention what is the problem before you dismantle the printer.if the problem is a paper jam and you have already clean the paper feed for any jam there must be a problem on the mechanical probably a broken gear or a something is blocking the ink carriage.this is usually happen when the spring on its home position got brocken or remove..lubricate also the ink carriage apply a small amount of oil to make it move freely.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011

I find this an unusual problem but lets look at the logic.
It worked ok before your replaced the colour cartridges.
Your replaced only the colours and now it does not.
Did you replace the cartridges with like for like?
Are they compatables? Did you run the cleaning cycle?
Run the cleaning cycle at least 3 times.
If still no good buy 3 genuine canon cartridges and see what happens.
If still no joy then must assume the printhead is the problem.
A bit of a coincidence?

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011

good day! first you need to unplug the unit from the outlet, then hold the power button and the cancel button, while holding it plug the power cord to the outlet, then press 2 times the cancel button while holding the power button after pressing 2 times the cancel button release both button then press 4 times the cancel button again,

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

In most cases the printer driver software can have errors while being in use or is shut down. So to reset remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and then connect the Printer to be detected as a new hardware as it will be installed. Now check the printer properties to see the ink levels.
Activate head cleaning before a test is taken . Sometimes it is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the PC command or can be an issue with ink drying or poor ink cartridge contacts. Sometimes the power supply unit must be checked as a poor SMPS unit can deliver low voltage and cause issues to the printer function. Check all the leads and connections of the mother board , the tags to the ink cartridge. Also check the mechanical settings of the ink cartridge , if jammed or tight remove motor and manually free the drive before it is set back.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011

Remove and reinstall print head. Realign print head.
If this does not resolve problem try the following.
Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
1. Clean your ip3000 print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.

*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.

Supplies needed:
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
paper towels
latex gloves
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
warm water
Time necessary 45-50 minutes

1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.

SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your ip3000 in new condition.

Happy Printing .

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011

You have no choice but to replace your printer.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

It sound a though you have a blocked printhead. You would need to purchase a new one as the pattern check is the only test for it. Srri

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on May 29, 2011

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