Canon Pixma MP480 Troubleshooting

Printer will not turn on ¶ 

When the power button is pressed, the printer does not turn on.

Printer is not plugged into wall outlet ¶ 

Make sure the printer's power cable is plugged into a wall outlet as well as the back of the printer.

Bad wall outlet ¶ 

Plug the printer in a different wall outlet.

Printer needs to be reset ¶ 

Unplug the printer from the wall outlet for 3 minutes, then plug it back in.

Bad motherboard ¶ 

The motherboard needs to be replaced. Refer to the motherboard installation guide.

Bad power supply ¶ 

The power supply needs to be replaced.

Printer does not print ¶ 

When a print command is sent, the printer does not print.

Printer not plugged into computer ¶ 

Make sure the USB cable is plugged into the computer as well as the back of the printer.

Printer is out of paper ¶ 

Make sure there is paper in the paper feeder of the printer.

Printer needs to be reset ¶ 

Unplug the printer from the wall outlet for 3 minutes, then, plug it back in.

Printer is out of ink ¶ 

Replace the current ink cartridge with a new one.

Ink cartridge is not installed properly ¶ 

Open the scanning unit cover and securely push down the ink cartridge locking cover until it clicks into place.

Printer driver not installed ¶ 

Go to the manufacturer's page here and download the latest driver for the device.

Print or scan quality is bad ¶ 

The printer prints and scans, but the result is not satisfactory.

Print quality settings are low ¶ 

Using the Menu button on the operator panel, change the print quality to a desired quality.

Ink blotching ¶ 

Open the scanning unit and remove the ink cartridges. Clean the bottom of the ink cartridges, then properly insert the ink cartridge back into place.

Printing wrong colors ¶ 

Using the Menu button on the operator panel, select cleaning.

Scanned images have undesired background ¶ 

Replace the scanner cover using the scanner cover installation guide.

Printer always jams paper ¶ 

No matter what you print, the printer keeps getting jammed.

Paper tray is overfilled ¶ 

Remove the paper above the load limit line.

Foreign objects in the rear tray or around the paper outlet slot ¶ 

Remove all unfamiliar objects from the printer.

Paper is too thick or thin ¶ 

Replace current paper with paper that is more than 17 lb / 64 gsm and less than 28 lb / 105 gsm.

Paper is curled in the paper tray ¶ 

Uncurl the paper, then load the paper back in the tray.

LCD screen is blank ¶ 

You cannot get the LCD screen to turn on.

Printer is not on ¶ 

Plug the printer into the wall outlet and turn the printer on.

LCD screen is in screensaver mode ¶ 

Press a button on the operation panel.

The buttons are broken ¶ 

Replace the buttons using the button installation guide.

The LCD screen is broken ¶ 

Replace the LCD screen using the LCD screen installation guide.

The front data port (USB and memory card reader) won't work ¶ 

When you plug in a flash drive or memory card reader, the printer does not recognize it

The flash drive or memory card is broken ¶ 

Try plugging your memory device into a computer to see if the computer recognizes it. If it does not your memory device is broken and you need a new memory device.

The flash drive is corrupted ¶ 

If you're computer recognizes the flash drive, but your printer does not, reformat the flash drive, or alternatively, replace the flash drive.

The memory device is stuck ¶ 

Unplug the memory device from the printer for 3 minutes, then, plug it back in.

The data port is broken ¶ 

Replace the data port using the data port installation guide.

5 Comments

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Here's a suggestion for cleaning out the printhead. I did this on a Canon Pixma MP630 that was showing error B200. It didn't fix the problem, so I can't be sure this is good advice, but it did clean a lot of ink out of the printhead.

Open the lid, remove all of the ink cartridges and lift the grey lever. Slide the printhead assembly out.

Set up a work area with several layers of newspaper because it gets messy! Unscrew the two silver Phillips-head screws holding the postage-stamp-sized printhead "puck" onto the plastic structure and prise them apart gently at the end opposite the orange flat flex cable. Remove the grey rubbery gasket and clean it in isopropyl alcohol.

Pour some isopropyl alcohol into a shallow tray slightly larger than the printhead element and hold the printhead puck in it, with the printing side downwards and the ink feed holes upwards.

Get a one foot length of plastic tube and slide something soft and rubbery over one end so it will make an airtight seal with the ...

KrisBlueNZ - Reply

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... top surface of the printhead puck. I used a small rubbery "collar" from the tray suspension system in a CD drive, but you could use a rubber washer, a rubber grommet, or anything that will "kiss" the surface and form a good seal.

For each ink hole, press the tube and grommet around the hole, and suck on the tube. This will suck the isopropyl alcohol from the tray, up through the printhead puck, and into the bottom part of the tube. Stop sucking, slide the grommet off the edge of the puck and blow the crap out. Slide it back and repeat until you see bubbles coming through the alcohol in the tube, showing that air is able to flow through the puck. Repeat for the other holes.

Clean up both sides (lots of toilet paper is good here), refit the gasket and reassemble. You'll need to run a few pages through it to clear the alcohol out.

KrisBlueNZ

"That's a nasty clog!" - Groundskeeper Willie

KrisBlueNZ - Reply

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Gordon Leland - Reply

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James Curry - Reply

Hi. I dont have the wall outlet piece. Is

there anyway that i could turn it on without it.

Creasie beal - Reply

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