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MG5500 series

Online Manual

Troubleshooting
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  • Page 1: Online Manual

    MG5500 series Online Manual Troubleshooting English...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Troubleshooting........... 7 Problems with Network Communication.
  • Page 3 Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout........52 Colors Are Uneven or Streaked.
  • Page 4 Support Code List..........92 Support Code List (When Paper Is Jammed).
  • Page 5 2102..............134 2103.
  • Page 6 6940..............168 6941.
  • Page 7: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The Machine Cannot Be Powered On Printing Does Not Start Paper Does Not Feed Properly/"No Paper" Error Occurs Print Results Not Satisfactory Ink Is Not Ejected Paper Jams If an Error Occurs Search Each Function Problems with Network Communication Problems with Printing Problems with Printing Quality Problems with Scanning...
  • Page 8: Problems With Network Communication

    Problems with Network Communication Problems with the Machine While Using with Network Cannot Detect a Machine on a Network Other Problems with Network...
  • Page 9: Problems With The Machine While Using With Network

    Problems with the Machine While Using with Network The Machine Stopped Working Suddenly Printing Speed Is Slow Cannot Use the Machine on Replacing an Access Point or Changing Its settings...
  • Page 10: The Machine Stopped Working Suddenly

    The Machine Stopped Working Suddenly Cannot Communicate with the Machine over the Wireless LAN Cannot Print or Scan from a Computer Connected to the Network Cannot Communicate with the Machine over the Wireless LAN Make sure that the machine is turned on. Check1 Make sure that the network settings in the machine are identical with those of Check2...
  • Page 11 If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access. If using any programs that switch the network environment, check their settings. Some programs will enable a firewall by default.
  • Page 12: Printing Speed Is Slow

    Printing Speed Is Slow The machine may be printing out or scanning a large job issued from another Check1 computer. Make sure that the radio status is good and adjust the installation positions Check2 while monitoring the radio status with IJ Network Tool. Monitoring Wireless Network Status Make sure that there is no barrier or obstacle between the access point and the machine.
  • Page 13: Cannot Use The Machine On Replacing An Access Point Or Changing Its Settings

    Cannot Use the Machine on Replacing an Access Point or Changing Its settings When you replace an access point, perform network setup of the machine again. Perform network setup again according to the instructions on our website. If the problem is not resolved, see below. Cannot Communicate with the Machine After Applying MAC/IP Address Filtering or Entering a WEP/WPA/ WPA2 Key to the Access Point When Encryption Is Enabled, Cannot Communicate With the Machine After the Encryption Type Was...
  • Page 14: Cannot Detect A Machine On A Network

    Cannot Detect a Machine on a Network Cannot Detect the Machine When Setting up Network Communication The Machine Cannot Be Detected in the Wireless LAN...
  • Page 15: Cannot Detect The Machine When Setting Up Network Communication

    Cannot Detect the Machine When Setting up Network Communication If the machine could not be detected on the network when setting up the network communication, confirm the network settings before redetecting the machine. Cannot Detect the Machine during Wireless LAN Setup: Check 1 Note •...
  • Page 16: Cannot Detect The Machine During Wireless Lan Setup: Check 1

    Cannot Detect the Machine during Wireless LAN Setup: Check 1 Are the machine and network device (router, access point, etc.) turned on? Make sure that the machine is turned on. Confirming that the Power Is On Make sure that the network device (router, access point, etc.) is turned on. If the machine or the network device is turned off: Turn on the machine or the network device.
  • Page 17: Cannot Detect The Machine During Wireless Lan Setup: Check 2

    Cannot Detect the Machine during Wireless LAN Setup: Check 2 Is the wireless LAN setting of the machine enabled? Make sure that the Wi-Fi lamp of the machine is lit blue. If the Wi-Fi lamp is off: The wireless LAN setting of the machine is not activated. Activate the wireless LAN setting of the machine.
  • Page 18: Cannot Detect The Machine During Wireless Lan Setup: Check 3

    Cannot Detect the Machine during Wireless LAN Setup: Check 3 Is the machine connected to the access point? By using the operation panel of the machine, make sure that the machine is connected to the access point. Select Setup on the HOME screen, then select Device settings > LAN settings > Confirm LAN settings >...
  • Page 19: Cannot Detect The Machine During Wireless Lan Setup: Check 4

    Cannot Detect the Machine during Wireless LAN Setup: Check 4 Are the SSID of the access point connected to your computer and that of the machine the same? You can confirm the SSID specified for the machine on the LCD. Select Setup on the HOME screen, then select Device settings >...
  • Page 20: Cannot Detect The Machine During Wireless Lan Setup: Check 5

    • When the message does not appear on your computer: Cancel to set up, then set the security software to allow Canon software* to access the network. * Set the security software to allow Setup.app, Canon IJ Network Tool.app, canonijnetwork.bundle, CIJScannerRegister.app, Canon IJ Scan Utility2.app, and...
  • Page 21: Cannot Detect The Machine During Wireless Lan Setup: Check 6

    Cannot Detect the Machine during Wireless LAN Setup: Check 6 Check the settings of the access point. Check the settings of the access point for the network connection such as IP address filtering, MAC address filtering, or DHCP function. For details on how to check the settings of the access point, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the access point or contact its manufacturer.
  • Page 22: The Machine Cannot Be Detected In The Wireless Lan

    Make sure that the firewall of the security software is disabled. Check11 If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access.
  • Page 23 When using a router, connect the printer and computer to the LAN side (same Check12 network segment). When the printer is connected to an AirPort Base Station via a LAN, use Check13 alphanumeric characters for the name of the network (SSID). If the problem is not resolved, perform setup according to the instructions on our website.
  • Page 24: Other Problems With Network

    Other Problems with Network Forgot an Access Point Name, SSID, or a Network Key The Message Is Displayed on the Computer Screen During Setup The Admin Password Set to the Machine Was Forgotten Checking Information about the Network How to Restore the Machine's Network Settings to Factory Default...
  • Page 25: Forgot An Access Point Name, Ssid, Or A Network Key

    Forgot an Access Point Name, SSID, or a Network Key Cannot Connect with an Access Point to Which a WEP/WPA/WPA2 Key Is Set (You Forgot the WEP/WPA/WPA2 Key) How to Set a WEP/WPA/WPA2 Key Cannot Connect with an Access Point to Which a WEP/WPA/WPA2 Key Is Set (You Forgot the WEP/WPA/WPA2 Key) For information on how to set up the access point, refer to the instruction manual provided with the access point or contact its manufacturer.
  • Page 26 Select either TKIP (Basic Encryption) or AES (Secure Encryption) for the dynamic encryption method. For details, see Changing the WPA or WPA2 Detailed Settings. Note • This machine supports WPA-PSK (WPA-Personal) and WPA2-PSK (WPA2-Personal).
  • Page 27: The Message Is Displayed On The Computer Screen During Setup

    The Message Is Displayed on the Computer Screen During Setup The Enter Password Screen Is Displayed During Setup The Screen for Setting the Encryption Is Displayed After Selecting the Access Point in the Access Points Screen "You are connecting the machine to the non encrypted wireless network" Is Displayed The Enter Password Screen Is Displayed During Setup The following screen is displayed if an administrator password is set to the machine which has already been set up.
  • Page 28: The Admin Password Set To The Machine Was Forgotten

    The Admin Password Set to the Machine Was Forgotten Initialize the LAN settings. How to Restore the Machine's Network Settings to Factory Default After initializing the LAN settings, perform setup according to the instructions on our website.
  • Page 29: Checking Information About The Network

    To display the network setting information using IJ Network Tool, select Network Information on the View menu. Canon IJ Network Tool Menus Checking the IP Address or the MAC Address of the Computer To check the IP address or MAC address assigned to the computer, follow the procedure below.
  • Page 30 1. Open the Utilities folder in the Applications folder. 2. Start Network Utility. 3. Click the Ping button. 4. Make sure that Send only XX pings (XX are numbers) is selected. 5. Enter the IP address of the target printer or the target access point in Enter the network address to ping..
  • Page 31: How To Restore The Machine's Network Settings To Factory Default

    How to Restore the Machine's Network Settings to Factory Default Important • Note that initialization erases all network settings on the machine, and printing or scanning operation from a computer over network may become impossible. To use the machine over network, perform setup according to the instructions on our website.
  • Page 32: Problems With Printing

    Problems with Printing Printing Does Not Start Paper Jams Paper Does Not Feed Properly/"No Paper" Error Occurs Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing Copying/Printing Stops Before It Is Completed...
  • Page 33: Printing Does Not Start

    Printing Does Not Start Make sure that the power plug is securely plugged in, then press the ON button Check1 to turn the machine on. While the POWER lamp is flashing, the machine is initializing. Wait until the POWER lamp stops flashing and remains lit.
  • Page 34: Paper Jams

    Paper Jams When paper is jammed, a troubleshooting message is displayed automatically. Take the appropriate action described in the message. • When a Support Code and a message are displayed on the computer screen: * The screen differs depending on the OS you are using. •...
  • Page 35: Paper Does Not Feed Properly/"no Paper" Error Occurs

    Paper Does Not Feed Properly/"No Paper" Error Occurs Make sure that paper is loaded. Check1 Loading Paper Make sure of the following when you load paper. Check2 • When loading two or more sheets of paper, flip through the paper before loading. •...
  • Page 36 Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD • To set by using your computer In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu, select the Prevent paper double-feed check box, and then click Apply. To open the Canon IJ Printer Utility, see Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
  • Page 37: Cannot Print Properly With Automatic Duplex Printing

    Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing Is the setting for automatic duplex printing selected? Check1 Make sure that the Two-Sided check box is selected on the Print dialog. Duplex Printing Make sure that the actual size of the paper is suitable for automatic duplex Check2 printing.
  • Page 38: Copying/printing Stops Before It Is Completed

    Copying/Printing Stops Before It Is Completed Is the paper loaded? Check1 Make sure that paper is loaded. If the machine has run out of paper, load paper. Do the printing documents have lots of photographs or illustrations? Check2 As printing large data such as photos or graphics takes time for the machine and the computer to process, the machine may appear to have stopped operating.
  • Page 39: Problems With Printing Quality

    Problems with Printing Quality Print Results Not Satisfactory Ink Is Not Ejected...
  • Page 40: Print Results Not Satisfactory

    Print Results Not Satisfactory If the print result is not satisfactory due to white streaks, misaligned lines, or uneven colors, confirm the paper and print quality settings first. Do the page size and media type settings match the size and type of the loaded Check1 paper? When these settings are incorrect, you cannot obtain a proper print result.
  • Page 41: Cannot Print To End Of Job

    Cannot Print to End of Job Is the space of your computer's hard disk sufficient? Check Delete unnecessary files to free disk space.
  • Page 42: No Printing Results/printing Is Blurred/colors Are Wrong/white Streaks

    No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks No Printing Results Printing Is Blurred Colors Are Wrong White Streaks...
  • Page 43 Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings? Check1 Print Results Not Satisfactory Check the status of ink tanks. Replace the ink tank if the ink has run out. Check2 Replacing an Ink Tank Is the orange tape or protective film remaining? Check3 Make sure that all of the protective film is peeled off and the Y-shape air hole is exposed, as illustrated in (A).
  • Page 44 Is the platen glass dirty? Check6 Clean the platen glass. Cleaning the Platen Glass and Document Cover Make sure that the original is properly loaded on the platen glass. Check7 Loading Originals Is the original loaded with the side to be copied facing down on the platen Check8 glass? Did you copy a printout done by this machine?
  • Page 45: Lines Are Misaligned

    Lines Are Misaligned Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings? Check1 Print Results Not Satisfactory Perform Print Head Alignment. Check2 If printed lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head position. Aligning the Print Head Note •...
  • Page 46: Printed Paper Curls Or Has Ink Blots

    Is Photo Paper used for printing photographs? Check3 When printing data with high color saturation such as photographs or images in deep color, we recommend using Photo Paper Plus Glossy II or other Canon speciality paper. Media Types You Can Use...
  • Page 47: Paper Is Smudged/printed Surface Is Scratched

    Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched Paper Is Smudged The Edges of Paper Are Smudged Printed Surface Is Smudged Printed Surface Is Scratched Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings? Check1 Print Results Not Satisfactory Is the appropriate type of paper used? Check the followings: Check2 •...
  • Page 48 Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD • To set by using your computer In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu, select the Prevent paper abrasion check box, and then click Apply. To open the Canon IJ Printer Utility, see Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
  • Page 49 Doing so gives the printed surface enough time to dry so that paper smudged and scratched are prevented. 1. Make sure that the machine is turned on. 2. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility. Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility...
  • Page 50 4. Drag the Ink Drying Wait Time: slide bar to set the wait time, and then click Apply. 5. Confirm the message and click OK.
  • Page 51: Back Of The Paper Is Smudged

    Back of the Paper Is Smudged Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings? Check1 Print Results Not Satisfactory Perform the Bottom Plate Cleaning to clean the inside of the machine. Check2 Cleaning the Inside of the Machine (Bottom Plate Cleaning) Note •...
  • Page 52: Vertical Lines Are Printed On The Sides Of The Printout

    Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout Is the size of the loaded paper correct? Check The vertical lines may be printed in the margin if the size of the loaded paper is larger than that you have specified.
  • Page 53: Colors Are Uneven Or Streaked

    Colors Are Uneven or Streaked Colors Are Uneven Colors Are Streaked Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings? Check1 Print Results Not Satisfactory Print the Nozzle Check Pattern and perform any necessary maintenance Check2 operations such as Print Head Cleaning. Print the Nozzle Check Pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles.
  • Page 54 If Print Head Deep Cleaning does not resolve the problem, the print head may be damaged. Contact the service center. Perform Print Head Alignment. Check3 Aligning the Print Head Note • If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Alignment, perform Print Head Alignment manually referring to Aligning the Print Head Position from Your Computer.
  • Page 55: Ink Is Not Ejected

    Ink Is Not Ejected Has the ink run out? Check1 Check the Support Code on the LCD and take the appropriate action to resolve the error. Support Code List Is the orange tape or protective film remaining? Check2 Make sure that all of the protective film is peeled off and the Y-shape air hole is exposed, as illustrated in (A). If the orange tape is left as in (B), pull the orange tape and remove it.
  • Page 56: Problems With Scanning

    Problems with Scanning Problems with Scanning Scan Results Not Satisfactory...
  • Page 57: Problems With Scanning

    Problems with Scanning Scanner Does Not Work Scanner Driver Does Not Start Error Message Appears and the Scanner Driver Screen Does Not Appear Cannot Scan Multiple Items at One Time Cannot Scan Properly with Auto Scan Slow Scanning Speed "There is not enough memory." Message Is Displayed Computer Stops Operating during Scanning Scanned Image Does Not Open...
  • Page 58: Scanner Does Not Work

    Scanner Does Not Work Check 1: Make sure that your scanner or printer is turned on. Check 2: Connect the USB cable to a different USB port on the computer. Check 3: If the USB cable is connected to a USB hub, remove it from the USB hub and connect it to a USB port on the computer.
  • Page 59: Scanner Driver Does Not Start

    Scanner Driver Does Not Start Check 1: Make sure that the scanner driver is installed. If not installed, install the scanner driver from the web page. Check 2: Select your scanner or printer on the application's menu. Note The operation may differ depending on the application. Check 3: Make sure that the application supports the ICA (Image Capture Architecture) driver.
  • Page 60: Error Message Appears And The Scanner Driver Screen Does Not Appear

    Error Message Appears and the Scanner Driver Screen Does Not Appear Check 1: Make sure that your scanner or printer is turned on. Check 2: Turn off your scanner or printer, then reconnect the USB cable and replug the power cord. Check 3: Connect the USB cable to a different USB port on the computer.
  • Page 61: Cannot Scan Multiple Items At One Time

    Cannot Scan Multiple Items at One Time Check 1: Make sure that the items are placed correctly. Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Check 2: Check if you can properly scan one item. Some applications do not support multiple image scanning. In that case, scan each item individually.
  • Page 62: Cannot Scan Properly With Auto Scan

    Cannot Scan Properly with Auto Scan Check 1: Make sure that the items are placed correctly. Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Check 2: Multiple items scanning may not be supported. Some applications do not support multiple image scanning. In that case, scan each item individually.
  • Page 63: Slow Scanning Speed

    Slow Scanning Speed Check 1: To view the image on a monitor, set the output resolution to around 150 dpi. To print, set it to around 300 dpi. Resolution Check 2: Set Fading Correction, Grain Correction, etc. to None. Refer to "Image Corrections and Color Adjustments" for details. Check 3: In IJ Scan Utility, deselect the Correct slanted text document / Detect the orientation of text document and rotate image checkbox and scan again.
  • Page 64: There Is Not Enough Memory." Message Is Displayed

    "There is not enough memory." Message Is Displayed Check 1: Exit other applications and try again. Check 2: Reduce the resolution or output size and scan again. Resolution...
  • Page 65: Computer Stops Operating During Scanning

    Computer Stops Operating during Scanning Check 1: Restart the computer, reduce the output resolution and scan again. Resolution Check 2: Delete unnecessary files to obtain sufficient free hard disk space, then scan again. Error message may appear if there is not enough hard disk space to scan and save, when the image size is too large (such as when scanning a large item at high resolution).
  • Page 66: Scanned Image Does Not Open

    Scanned Image Does Not Open Check: If the data format is not supported by the application, scan the image again and select a popular data format such as JPEG when saving it. Refer to the application's manual for details. If you have any questions, contact the manufacturer of the application.
  • Page 67: Scan Results Not Satisfactory

    Scan Results Not Satisfactory Scan Quality (Image Displayed on the Monitor) Is Poor Scanned Image Is Surrounded by Extra White Areas Cannot Scan at the Correct Size Position or Size of the Image Cannot be Detected Correctly When Scanning from the Operation Panel Item Is Placed Correctly, but the Scanned Image Is Slanted Scanned Image Is Enlarged (Reduced) on the Computer Monitor...
  • Page 68: Scan Quality (image Displayed On The Monitor) Is Poor

    Scan Quality (Image Displayed on the Monitor) Is Poor Check 1: Increase the scanning resolution if the image is jagged. Resolution Check 2: Set the display size to 100 %. Some applications do not display images clearly if the display size is too small. Check 3: If moire (stripe pattern) appears, take the following measures and scan again.
  • Page 69 Refer to "Image Corrections and Color Adjustments" for details.
  • Page 70: Scanned Image Is Surrounded By Extra White Areas

    Scanned Image Is Surrounded by Extra White Areas Check: Specify the scan area. You can also manually specify the scan area in thumbnail view or when there are white margins along the item (for example, in photos), or when you want to create custom cropping frames.
  • Page 71: Cannot Scan At The Correct Size

    Cannot Scan at the Correct Size Check: Make sure that the items are placed correctly. Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer)
  • Page 72: Panel

    Position or Size of the Image Cannot be Detected Correctly When Scanning from the Operation Panel Check 1: Make sure that the items are placed correctly. Placing Items (When Scanning from a Computer) Check 2: Check that the settings match the item to be scanned. If you cannot scan properly by automatically detecting the item type, specify the item type and size.
  • Page 73: Item Is Placed Correctly, But The Scanned Image Is Slanted

    Item Is Placed Correctly, but the Scanned Image Is Slanted Check: When Document or Magazine is selected for the item type, deselect the Correct slanted text document checkbox and scan the item again. Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Settings (Custom Scan) Dialog...
  • Page 74: Scanned Image Is Enlarged (reduced) On The Computer Monitor

    Scanned Image Is Enlarged (Reduced) on the Computer Monitor Check 1: Change the display setting in the application. Refer to the application's manual for details. If you have any questions, contact the manufacturer of the application. Check 2: Click Driver in the IJ Scan Utility main screen, then change the resolution setting and scan again.
  • Page 75: Problems With The Machine

    Problems with the Machine The Machine Cannot Be Powered On The Machine Turns Off Unintendedly Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly Cannot Communicate with the Machine with USB Connection LCD Cannot Be Seen At All An Unintended Language Is Displayed on the LCD Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for Replacing...
  • Page 76: The Machine Cannot Be Powered On

    The Machine Cannot Be Powered On Press the ON button. Check1 Make sure that the power plug is securely plugged into the power cord Check2 connector of the machine, then turn it back on. Unplug the machine from the power supply, then plug the machine back in and Check3 turn the machine back on after leaving it for at least 3 minutes.
  • Page 77: The Machine Turns Off Unintendedly

    The machine turns off automatically according to the elapsed time you specified if you activate the setting to turn the unit off automatically. If you do not want the machine to turn off automatically, open Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Power Settings in the pop-up menu, then select Disable for Auto Power Off on Auto Power.
  • Page 78: Cannot Connect To Computer With A Usb Cable Properly

    Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly Printing or Scanning Speed Is Slow/Hi-Speed USB Connection Does Not Work If your system environment is not fully compatible with Hi-Speed USB, the machine will operate at a lower speed provided under USB 1.1. In this case, the machine operates properly but printing or scanning speed may slow down due to communication speed.
  • Page 79: Cannot Communicate With The Machine With Usb Connection

    Cannot Communicate with the Machine with USB Connection Make sure that the machine is turned on. Check1 Make sure that the USB cable is connected properly. Check2 See Connecting the Machine to the Computer Using a USB Cable to connect the USB cable properly. Do not start up IJ Network Tool while printing.
  • Page 80: Lcd Cannot Be Seen At All

    LCD Cannot Be Seen At All • If the POWER lamp is off: The machine is not powered on. Connect the power cord and press the ON button. • If the POWER lamp is lit: The LCD may be in the screen-saver mode. Press one of the buttons on the operation panel.
  • Page 81: An Unintended Language Is Displayed On The Lcd

    An Unintended Language Is Displayed on the LCD Select the language you want to be displayed according to the following procedure. 1. Press the HOME button and wait for about 5 seconds. 2. Select Setup on the HOME screen. LCD and Operation Panel 3.
  • Page 82: Print Head Holder Does Not Move To The Position For Replacing

    Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for Replacing Is the POWER lamp off? Check1 Check if the POWER lamp is lit. The print head holder will not move unless the power is on. If the POWER lamp is off, close the operation panel and turn the machine on.
  • Page 83: Problems With Installation/downloading

    Problems with Installation/Downloading Cannot Install the MP Drivers Uninstalling IJ Network Tool...
  • Page 84: Cannot Install The Mp Drivers

    Cannot Install the MP Drivers Reinstall the MP Drivers. When you reinstall the MP Drivers, install the MP Drivers from our website.
  • Page 85: Uninstalling Ij Network Tool

    • Even if IJ Network Tool is uninstalled, you can print and scan from the computer over network. However, you cannot change the network settings over network. 1. Select Applications from the Go menu of Finder, double-click Canon Utilities > IJ Network Tool, drag the Canon IJ Network Tool icon into the Trash.
  • Page 86: About Errors/messages Displayed

    About Errors/Messages Displayed If an Error Occurs A Message Is Displayed...
  • Page 87: If An Error Occurs

    If an Error Occurs When an error occurs in printing such as the machine is out of paper or paper is jammed, a troubleshooting message is displayed automatically. Take the appropriate action described in the message. When an error occurs, a Support Code (error number) is displayed on the computer screen or the LCD. •...
  • Page 88: A Message Is Displayed

    A Message Is Displayed This section describes some of the errors or messages. Note • A Support Code (error number) is displayed on the computer or on the LCD for some error or message. For details on errors with Support Codes, refer to Support Code List.
  • Page 89 1. Stop the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program. Changing the setting: 2. Select Applications from the Go menu of Finder, and double-click the Canon Utilities folder, then the Inkjet Extended Survey Program folder. 3. Place the Canon Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program.app file into the Trash.
  • Page 90 To display the confirmation screen every time the printer usage information is sent or to resume surveying, follow the procedure below. 1. Select Applications from the Go menu of Finder, and double-click the Canon Utilities folder, then the Inkjet Extended Survey Program folder.
  • Page 91: If You Cannot Resolve The Problem

    If you cannot resolve the problem with any of the workarounds in this chapter, please contact the seller of the machine or the service center. Canon support staff are trained to be able to provide technical support to satisfy customers. Caution •...
  • Page 92: Support Code List

    Support Code List (MG5510, MG5520, MG5540, MG5550, MG5560, MG5570, MG5580) The support code appears on the LCD and the computer screen when an error occurs. "Support Code" means the error number and appears with an error message. When an error occurs, check the support code displayed on the LCD or the computer screen and take the appropriate action.
  • Page 93 B200 C000 About the support code for paper jam, you can also refer to Support Code List (When Paper Is Jammed).
  • Page 94: Support Code List (when Paper Is Jammed)

    Support Code List (When Paper Is Jammed) If the paper is jammed, remove it following the procedure appropriate for each case. • If you can see the jammed paper at the paper output slot: 1300 • If you cannot see the jammed paper at the paper output slot: 1303 •...
  • Page 95 1300 Cause Paper is jammed in the paper output slot. Action If you can see the jammed paper at the paper output slot, remove the paper following the procedure below. Note • If you need to turn off the machine to remove jammed paper during printing, press the Stop button to cancel print jobs before turning off the machine.
  • Page 96 If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, contact the service center.
  • Page 97 1303 Cause Paper is jammed inside the machine at the transport unit. Action If you cannot see the paper at the paper output slot, remove the paper from the transport unit. Remove the paper following the procedure below. Note • If you need to turn off the machine to remove jammed paper during printing, press the Stop button to cancel print jobs before turning off the machine.
  • Page 98 Note • If the paper is rolled up and it is difficult to remove, grasp the edges of the paper, then remove the jammed paper. • If you cannot remove the jammed paper from the transport unit, close the transport unit, take back the machine in original position, then remove the paper from inside the machine.
  • Page 99 1304 Cause Paper is jammed when performing automatic duplex printing. Action If the paper is jammed when performing automatic duplex printing, remove the paper following the procedure below. Note • If you need to turn off the machine to remove jammed paper during printing, press the Stop button to cancel print jobs before turning off the machine.
  • Page 100 6. Pull out the jammed paper slowly. When you pull the jammed paper, support the machine with your hand so that it does not fall down. Note • If the paper is rolled up and it is difficult to remove, grasp the edges of the paper, then remove the jammed paper.
  • Page 101 8. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. All print jobs in the queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary. If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, contact the service center.
  • Page 102: Paper Is Jammed Inside The Machine

    Paper Is Jammed inside the Machine If the jammed paper tears and you cannot remove the paper either from the paper output slot or from the transport unit, or if the jammed paper remains inside the machine, remove the paper following the procedure below.
  • Page 103 4. Hold the jammed paper with your hands. If the paper is rolled up, pull it out. 5. Pull the paper slowly not to tear it, then pull the paper out. Keep an angle of the paper about 45 degrees and pull it slowly. 6.
  • Page 104 • Does the piece of paper remain in the right side or the left side space (C) inside the machine? 7. Close the operation panel slowly. All print jobs in the queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary. Note • When reloading the paper, confirm that you are using the paper suited for printing and are loading it correctly.
  • Page 105: In Other Cases

    In Other Cases Make sure of the following: Are there any foreign objects around the paper output slot? Check1 Is the paper curled? Check2 Load the paper after correcting its curl.
  • Page 106 1003 Cause The machine is out of paper, or paper does not feed. Action Close the paper output tray, pull the feeder out, then load the paper. When you load the paper, insert the paper stack until the leading edge touches the far end of the feeder. After loading the paper, push the feeder so that the mark on the front tray aligns with the mark on...
  • Page 107 1200 Cause The operation panel is open. Action Close the operation panel and wait for a while. Do not close it while you are replacing an ink tank.
  • Page 108 1250 Cause The paper output tray is closed. Action Open the paper output tray to resume printing.
  • Page 109 1310 Cause The size of paper may not be compatible with automatic duplex printing. Action The sizes of media suitable for auto duplex printing are A4 and Letter. Make sure that the size of the paper loaded in the machine is correct. Pressing the OK button will eject the paper and restart printing from the front side of the next paper.
  • Page 110 1401 Cause The print head may be damaged. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 111 1403 Cause The print head may be damaged. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 112 1405 Cause The print head may be damaged. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 113 1410 Cause The ink tank cannot be recognized. Action Open the operation panel and replace the ink tank which lamp is off.
  • Page 114 1411 Cause The ink tank cannot be recognized. Action Open the operation panel and replace the ink tank which lamp is off.
  • Page 115 1412 Cause The ink tank cannot be recognized. Action Open the operation panel and replace the ink tank which lamp is off.
  • Page 116 1413 Cause The ink tank cannot be recognized. Action Open the operation panel and replace the ink tank which lamp is off.
  • Page 117 1414 Cause The ink tank cannot be recognized. Action Open the operation panel and replace the ink tank which lamp is off.
  • Page 118 1600 Cause If the lamp on the ink tank is flashing, ink may have run out. Action Replacing the ink tank is recommended. If printing is in progress and you want to continue printing, press the machine's OK button with the ink tank installed.
  • Page 119 1660 Cause The ink tank is not installed. Action Install the ink tank.
  • Page 120 1680 Cause Some ink tanks are not installed in the correct position. (The lamp on the ink tank flashes.) Action Confirm that the ink tanks are installed in the appropriate positions.
  • Page 121 1681 Cause More than one ink tanks of the same color are installed. (The lamp on the ink tank flashes.) Action Confirm that the ink tanks are installed in the appropriate positions.
  • Page 122 1684 Cause The ink tank cannot be recognized. Action Printing cannot be executed because the ink tank may not be installed properly or may not be compatible with this machine. Install the appropriate ink tank. If you want to cancel printing, press the machine's Stop button.
  • Page 123 With this operation, releasing the function for detecting the remaining ink level is memorized. Please be advised that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or trouble which may be caused by continuation of printing under the ink out condition.
  • Page 124 With this operation, releasing the function for detecting the remaining ink level is memorized. Please be advised that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or trouble caused by continuation of printing under the ink out condition or refilled ink tanks.
  • Page 125 1700 Cause The ink absorber is almost full. Action Press the machine's OK button to continue printing. Contact the service center.
  • Page 126 1701 Cause The ink absorber is almost full. Action Press the machine's OK button to continue printing. Contact the service center.
  • Page 127 1712 Cause The ink absorber is almost full. Action Press the machine's OK button to continue printing. Contact the service center.
  • Page 128 1713 Cause The ink absorber is almost full. Action Press the machine's OK button to continue printing. Contact the service center.
  • Page 129 1714 Cause The ink absorber is almost full. Action Press the machine's OK button to continue printing. Contact the service center.
  • Page 130 1715 Cause The ink absorber is almost full. Action Press the machine's OK button to continue printing. Contact the service center.
  • Page 131 1890 Cause The protective material for the print head holder or the tape may remain attached to the holder. Action Open the operation panel, then confirm that the protective material or the tape does not remain attached to the print head holder. If you find the protective material or the tape remains attached, remove it, then close the operation panel.
  • Page 132 2100 Cause Paper larger than the paper size in the print settings is loaded. Action Check the size of the loaded paper, then press the machine's OK button. The following screen is displayed on the LCD. Reload paper as necessary, then select what to do. Important •...
  • Page 133 2101 Cause Paper smaller than the paper size in the print settings is loaded. Action Check the size of the loaded paper, then press the machine's OK button. The following screen is displayed on the LCD. Reload paper as necessary, then select what to do.
  • Page 134 2102 Cause The machine has detected that the paper has been fed aligned to one side. Action Close the paper output tray, then pull the feeder out. Load the paper into the center of the feeder, then slide the paper guides to align with the both edges of the paper stack.
  • Page 135 2103 Cause The machine cannot detect the paper size. Action Press the machine's Stop button to dismiss the error, then try to print again. If this error still occurs even after printing again, set the machine not to detect the paper width by using the operation panel, the printer driver, or Remote UI.
  • Page 136 2700 Cause Some errors occurred while copying and a certain time passed. Action Press the OK button to dismiss the error, and try to copy again.
  • Page 137 2900 Cause Scanning the print head alignment sheet has failed. Action Press the OK button to dismiss the error, then take the actions described below. • Make sure that the print head alignment sheet is set in the correct position and orientation on the platen glass.
  • Page 138 The specified data cannot be printed. Action When you print the contents on CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM, confirm the message on the computer screen, make sure that genuine Canon ink tanks are installed properly for all colors, then start printing again.
  • Page 139 4103 Cause Cannot perform automatic duplex printing with the current paper size setting. Action Press the machine's Stop button, to cancel printing. Then, change the paper size setting and print again.
  • Page 140 5011 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 141 5012 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 142 5100 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Cancel printing, and turn off the machine. Then clear the jammed paper or protective material that is preventing the print head holder from moving, and turn on the machine again. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center. Important •...
  • Page 143 5200 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 144 5400 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 145 5B00 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 146 5B01 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 147 5B12 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 148 5B13 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 149 5B14 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 150 5B15 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Contact the service center.
  • Page 151 6000 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 152 6500 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 153 6502 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 154 6800 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 155 6801 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 156 6900 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 157 6901 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 158 6902 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 159 6910 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 160 6911 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 161 6930 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 162 6931 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 163 6932 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 164 6933 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 165 6936 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 166 6937 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 167 6938 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 168 6940 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 169 6941 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 170 6942 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 171 6943 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 172 6944 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 173 6945 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 174 6946 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
  • Page 175 B200 Cause An error requiring you to contact the service center has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Contact the service center.
  • Page 176 C000 Cause Printer error has occurred. Action Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. Plug the machine back in and turn the machine back on. If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.

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