Unpack the Printer
Carefully remove all items from the box.
PIXMA iP8500 Series
Quick Start Guide
PIXMA iP8500 Series
BCI-6PC Photo Cyan
Prepare the Printer
Remove all shipping tape and clear plastic from
the printer. Write down the serial number
located inside the printer. You will need this to
register your products.
Plug the power cord into the back of the printer
and connect the other end to a power outlet.
Press the POWER button. The printer will
Lower the front cover. Raise the top cover.
Lower the inner cover.
The print head holder automatically moves to
the center. Remove the protective tape.
Easy Setup Instructions
Install the Print Head
Remove the print head from its package.
Tear at notch to open
Remove the orange protective cap from the
NOTE: Do not touch the print head nozzles and
the electrical contacts.
Raise the print head lock lever.
Slide the print head into the holder.
The print head will rest at a slight angle.
Lower the print head lock lever and press it
down until it clicks into place.
Install the Ink Tanks
Peel back the orange tab and completely
remove the plastic wrapper from the Yellow Ink
Twist off and discard the orange protective cap.
NOTE: To avoid spilling ink, never press on the
sides of an ink tank.
Insert the ink tank into the correct slot.
(Refer to the color guide on the print head lock
Press down until the ink tank clicks into place.
Insert the remaining seven ink tanks into their
Close (a) the inner cover and then (b) the top
cover. Lift open the paper support and extend
the paper output tray.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to close the inner cover
completely, or the paper will not feed properly.
(a) Inner Cover
(b) Top Cover
Paper Output Tray
NOTE: The printer will perform a print head
cleaning. Wait until the POWER lamp displays a
steady green light before proceeding.
Connect the Printer
and Load Paper
IMPORTANT: Be sure the printer is off before
continuing, or the computer will attempt to
install the printer driver before the printer is
TURN THE PRINTER OFF.
Connect one end of the USB cable to the
computer, the other to the appropriate USB
port on the printer.
If your computer and operating system support
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, use the top port. Otherwise,
use the bottom port.
NOTE: The iP8500 Series Photo Printer is
equipped with both USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and USB
ports. If you do not know your USB version
number, connect using the lower port.
Do not switch port after installation.
Remove the shipping tape from the paper
guide. Pinch the paper guide and slide it to the
left. Load a few sheets of blank paper into the
auto sheet feeder, then slide the paper guide
toward the left edge of the paper.
IMPORTANT: Print Head Alignment (Step 6)
requires that 8.5" x 11" paper is loaded in the
Auto Sheet Feeder (top paper feeder).
Continue with Step 6
on side two.