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Why won't my Pixma MP 470 canon printer allow me to use the manual head align?

On my printer, I go to maintenance. I select "Manual Head Align". It asks me if I want to print the "head alignment pattern". I do (this takes forever). It then asks me if the pattern is correct. I select "no" and am under the assumption it should walk me through the process of manually configuring the heads. Instead, it asks me if I'd like to print the head alignment pattern again. Grrr. I've tried turning the printer off and on, and I have the most up to date driver. Any other ideas?

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Try cleaning the printhead with a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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The print head is the carriage that holds the ink cartridges and has tiny nozzles on the bottom that spray the ink on your paper. The nozzles have to be aimed (aligned) either automatically, or in WinXP with the following manual process:

1 Left click on the start button
2 Open "Printers and faxes" on the Start menu.
3 Find your printer on the printer list and right click on it once.
4 Select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
5 Click on the "Maintenance" tab at the top of the new window.

A selection page for all sorts of upkeep items is then shown. Manual alignment of the print head is one of the choices.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Hi it's Gill again. I've been looking around more on the net and I think the problem is our printers need new printheads which I'm told are spare parts easy to change. Hope this helps. Gill

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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Use the cleaning cycle first.If it completes do a nozzle check and then to align follow below.
You need to hook it up to computer to do a manual head align through the printer properties maintenance section.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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Service Mode
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.
Service Mode Operations
1) With the printer powered off, hold down the resume button and press the power button.
2) While holding down the power button, release the resume button and press the resume button twice in succession. Now release the power button. The
indicator will blink in green and remain lit in green.
3) Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the resume button the specified number of times.
Press Resume Indicator Functions
Zero times Green Power off the printer
1 time Orange Service test print
2 times Green EEPROM information print
3 times Orange EEPROM initialization
4 times Green Waste ink counter setting
5 times Orange Destination settings
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
7 times Green CD-R test print
8 times Orange CD-R print position correction (horizontal)
9 times Green CD-R print position correction (vertical)
4) Execute the function you have selected (except for model setting) by pressing the power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe



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Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Canon mp258 printer can not fine driver on my computer it only picked up the scander part


Possible causes of failure:

1. Error install driver process
How to install the correct driver canon
- Do not connect the printer to the computer. So, turn on the printer but do not connect the printer to the computer.
- Insert the driver CD and do the install process.
- At the time of the install process, it would appear the request connect the printer to the computer.
- Connect the printer to the computer. The computer will detect the printer, and install process will continue until completed.
- Then, press the START - Printers and Faxes - Right click the Canon MP258 series Printer - select Printing preferences - click Maintenance - Print head alignment - Align print head - OK - etc. Perform print head alignment until completion (approximately 3 times the heat print alignment). Print head alignment, to configure the printer and computer.
- After the print head alignment is completed, the printer is ready to use.

Install the wrong driver canon
- Connect the printer to the computer, then perform install process.
- Solution: disconnect the USB cable from the printer to the computer, then uninstall the drivers and applications that are already installed, then restart the computer.
- Repeat the process to install in the correct way.

2. Drivers don't support the operating system
If you need a Canon MP258 driver download here:
Canon Support and Download

- Follow the link
- Product category = Inkjet Multifunctional Printers
- Product series = PIXMA
- Model = PIXMA MP258
- Document type = Drivers & Software
- Click Find
- Select OS = example : Windows 7
- Download driver printer; MP250 series MP Driver Ver.1.04
- Download driver scanner; MP Navigator EX Ver. 3.04

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How do I align the head on my Model-PIXMA MP 970 Canon Printer?


In short, while the printer is On, press the Home button on the printer, use the up-down button to scroll down the menu and locate "Settings", again scroll down and locate "Maintenance", press "Ok" and locate "Auto Head Align" and press "Ok", again press "yes" when you see a confirmation message on the screen. The alignment page will print out. Make sure there's paper in the tray (not in the adf) before performing this.
The long procedure is given below (if in case you need it):
Press and release the On/Off to turn the power on. Open the sheet feed cover on the rear paper tray. Pull out the paper support until it stops at its fully extended position.
  1. Open the paper output tray. Flip the paper output tray extension out. Load a sheet of letter-sized plain paper in the rear tray. Slide the paper guide to the right until it is snug against the left side of the paper.
  2. Press and release the Home button on the control panel. The Home screen will be displayed on the LCD panel. Press the Up or Down Arrow button to scroll through the menu. Select the Settings option. Press and release the OK button. Select the Maintenance option. Press and release the OK button. Select the Auto head align option. Press and release the OK button.
  3. Wait for the confirmation screen to be displayed on the LCD panel. Select the Yes option. Press and release the OK button. Wait for the printer to automatically align the print head and print the alignment sheet. This process should take approximately 4 minutes.

Let me know if you need further help.
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How do you align cartridge head???


You align the print head like that :

1.go to printer and faxes
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3.properties
4.then you go on maintenance and pick print head alignment

If i have been useful please give me a vote :).Thanks

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Hi Good day!! Try to try the head cleaning and alignment

1. Click "Start"
2. Click "setting"
3. Click "Printer and faxes"
4. right click your printer and then properties
5. go to printing preferences"
6. Click "Maintenance"
7. Choose Head cleaning.. after that you can align it.. by clicking "Align button.
if still haf page, clean it again and align...

Hope it works!! thx

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I've got a Canon Pixma MP 500. Printing from my computer = faded print. Copying = blank page. Auto head align fails. Alarm light goes on. Have tried stop/reset button. How can I fix this?


Hello,

It sounds like the print head on your printer is either clogged or not working.

You get faint print from your computer because the computer will use your color inks to get gray. When you copy, it only tries to use black and the black isn't printing at all.

Check your user's manual and it should show you how to clean the print head. Otherwise replace the print heads and you should be fine.

Thanks,

Pat

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I want to align the print head on the Canon MP560


In the software that came with the printer you will find Canon My Printer. There, at maintenance, you will find the align heads option. Also, you can go to Control Panel - Printers and Faxes, right click your printer, select Printing Preferences, then go to maintenance tab. Good luck! 

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Auto head alignment


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Carryout a Manual Print Head Alignment If Possible.

Manual Print Head Alignment

If the results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not satisfactory, follow the procedure below to perform Manual Print
Head Alignment.


1 Make sure that the machine is turned on, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette.

Important. You cannot print the print head alignment pattern if paper of size other than A4 or Letter is loaded. Be sure to use A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

2 Open the Paper Output Tray, and then open the Output Tray Extension.
(1) Put your finger in the rounded indent of the Paper Output Tray and open it gently.
(2) Open the Output Tray Extension.
3 Press the Paper Feed Switch to select the paper source where you have loaded paper.
4 Select Settings on the HOME screen.
5 Select Maintenance, then press the OK button.
The Maintenance screen is displayed.
6 Select Manual head align, then press the OK button.
The confirmation screen is displayed.

Note. If you select Head alignment print, the machine exits the process after printing the current head position adjustment values.

7 Select Yes, then press the OK button.
8 When the Print Head alignment pattern is printed, select Yes, then press the OK button.
9 Look at the printout. From the patterns, select the most even, least irregular patterns for each column and input their numbers. Press the OK button.
(1) Select a column to input the pattern number.
(2) Use the or button to input the number of the pattern.
(3) Repeat the steps (1) and (2) until you finish inputting all pattern numbers, press the OK button.

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Prints every other line


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You need to hook it up to computer to do a manual head align through the printer properties maintenance section.

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I keep getting this message when I try to align the print head. An error occurred during automatic print head alignment. Press the printer's RESUME button to clear the error. Refer to the user's guide to...


The print head is the carriage that holds the ink cartridges and has tiny nozzles on the bottom that spray the ink on your paper. The nozzles have to be aimed (aligned) either automatically, or in WinXP with the following manual process:

1 Left click on the start button
2 Open "Printers and faxes" on the Start menu.
3 Find your printer on the printer list and right click on it once.
4 Select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
5 Click on the "Maintenance" tab at the top of the new window.

A selection page for all sorts of upkeep items is then shown. Manual alignment of the print head is one of the choices.

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