Canon PIXMA IP100 overview

Number of problems: 43

Number of solved problems: 7

Number of unsolved problems: 36

Problem resolution: 16%

Compared to other printers:

Canon PIXMA IP100: Likelihood of getting a solution

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Ranking: 113th out of 413
Most likely to get a solution:
Canon PIXMA 210 - problem resolution score of 100%
Least likely to get a solution:
Brother DCP330C - 0 out of 19 problems solved
Common problems with the Canon PIXMA IP100
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new Sony ink color cartridge always indicate empty, print only in BW


I get on my printer E 3 1 and he does not print. What is wrong and how can I solve it.


ip100 put in new ink and now can only print blue and green, have done deep cleaning


new cartridges in ip100 and now it won't print any red pink or orange colors, just blue black and green


With paper loaded the green light illuminates,then amber light flashes twice with green alternating in a two flashes cycle.


I attempted to change the color ink tank and it didn't seat properly Now print head holder won't stop at center for re-seating, goes from left to right and back freely. Error message 5100.


My Computor shut down and then restarted while printing text with my pixma ip100. This is the second issue. I have an earlier post asking why my printer stops halfway through printing text or photos then starts to print from the beginning again. Looks like the problem is getting worse. Please help. Hp pavilion dv2000 windows vista


The printer is blue tooth setup. After almost a year or no issues, the printer now will stop half way or so through printing pictures or pages and starts over.


my Pixma IP100 is brand new and it won't communicate with my computer (Sony Vaio 2012)at all. It doesnt show up as connected and so installing the drivers has been impossible. i tried all the usual stuff-
Checking usb connections
turning the printer on/off
restarting driver instalation
manually searching for printer in the control panel
and have got zero recognition.


why wont my canon pixma ip100 change to the black ink cartridge when the colour cartridge is empty????



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Problem: Waste Ink Tank Almost Full

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Solution 1: You can reset the waste ink tank counter yourself. Be aware that this doesn't actually empty the waste ink tank itself (a little felt pad deep inside your printer), but it does allow you to continue printing.

1: Power off printer
2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once.
3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
4: Press RESUME twice, then release all buttons
5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three or four times. The indicator should be orange.
6: Press Power to set data

To actually drain the waste ink tank, you'll need to take your printer to pieces and find, clean, wash and dry the felt pads found in the base of the printer. This is a complicated procedure, but it is a good idea to do it if you're technically minded. Many people have just reset the code without actually draining the pads and very few have run into problems as a result. If you do this, you risk damaging your printer and/or the surface it sits on if the pads absorb too much ink. However, if you're going to buy a new printer anyway, you might just reset the code and stand it on a piece of paper or card. It's up to you, just understand the risks.


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Solution 2: 1: Power off printer
2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER.
3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
4: Press RESUME twice, then release all buttons
5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME FOUR times. The indicator should be GREEN.
6: Press Power to set data
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Problem: Prints are coming out too dark

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Solution 1: This is a common issue that is largely down to personal taste. The only real way to improve (i.e. lighten) your prints is to first lighten them using a piece of photo editing software. A good choice would be Adobe Photoshop elements, but there are free alternatives. Do a google search for "Free Photo Editing Software" (there should be a google search box on this page near the top).
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Problem: Very low print quality

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Solution 1: There are a number of steps you can take to solve this problem (in order of easiest & least expensive first).

1. Make sure you have tried printing a nozzle check and you've carried out all the maintenance tasks that the manual alows (align print head, clean print head etc).
2. Your cartridge may be faulty. Ink cartridges that use non-genuine ink are of variable quality and you use them at your own risk. Even genuine cartridges can expire if used after the expiry date. Bad ink can clog your nozzle. It may be that you have a dried-out ink cartridge - try another one if you have one handy.
3. The print head may need cleaning. There are Canon print head cleaning kits available (use Google top right) or you could try doing this yourself - some people have had success immersing the print head (not the cartridge) in cleaning alcohol, warm water or using compressed air to gently blow through the nozzles.
4. Buy a new print head. Check the prices before you do this as (a) you may be throwing good money after bad, and (b) the price of a new printer may be the same as a new print head. Again, use Google (top right of this page) to search for these if you wish.
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Problem: Genuine original Canon vs Compatible & Refill Cartridges - which should I use?

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Solution 1: It really is up to you. There are many people who swear by refills and compatible cartridges, and many others who have had problems with them. In a nutshell:

Dangers: Compatible/refilled cartridges vary in ink quality. Poor quality ink can dry out your print head and cause damage. You can replace your print head, but this can cost as much as a new printer. You will also invalidate your warranty by using non-genuine ink.

Benefits: Canon ink is very expensive and good quality compatible substitutes can severely cut the cost of printing without damaging your printer.

Minimise the risks - you can take the following steps to minimise the risks of damaging your printer (it's a good idea to follow this advice whether you use genuine cartridges or not):

- Try not to let your cartridges run dry - this can clog the print head.
- Always power off the printer using the printer's power switch rather than simply unplugging and switching off at the mains. The reason is that some printers keep the ink in a ready (i.e. open) state when they are printing to keep printing time shorter. When you power off the printer, it closes the ink cover, keeping the ink tanks sealed. If you just unplug the unit, it will not cover the print head and leave it exposed. For this reason, you should restart your printer and shut it down again if you experience a power cut while the unit is on.
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Problem: Prints a page, then prints out blank pages, then yellow? light blinks and won't print.

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Solution 1: paper misfeeding. try feeding a single sheet and encourage it into the feeder rollers by hand.
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Problem: When printing 6x8" photos on glossy photo paper the process is great until about 80% of the way through the print, then the printer makes an odd noise, the paper seams to get stuck and moves about 10 degrees to the left and completely screws up the photo.

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Solution 1: Piece of cake ! , Change the thickness of paper to envelope from front switch.
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Problem: When switched on the green power light and orange paper feeder light blink alternately. No printing is possible

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Solution 1: Indicates waste ink tank is full. Either take it to a Canon agent and pay them just under £100 to fix it, or, soak up surplus ink from the sponge pad the width of the printer underneath the ink cartridges with some kitchen paper then leave it in the sun to dry out. Worked for me....!
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Problem: new Sony ink color cartridge always indicate empty, print only in BW

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Problem: I get on my printer E 3 1 and he does not print. What is wrong and how can I solve it.

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Problem: ip100 put in new ink and now can only print blue and green, have done deep cleaning

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Problem: new cartridges in ip100 and now it won't print any red pink or orange colors, just blue black and green

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Problem: With paper loaded the green light illuminates,then amber light flashes twice with green alternating in a two flashes cycle.

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Problem: I attempted to change the color ink tank and it didn't seat properly Now print head holder won't stop at center for re-seating, goes from left to right and back freely. Error message 5100.

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Problem: My Computor shut down and then restarted while printing text with my pixma ip100. This is the second issue. I have an earlier post asking why my printer stops halfway through printing text or photos then starts to print from the beginning again. Looks like the problem is getting worse. Please help. Hp pavilion dv2000 windows vista

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Problem: The printer is blue tooth setup. After almost a year or no issues, the printer now will stop half way or so through printing pictures or pages and starts over.

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Problem: my Pixma IP100 is brand new and it won't communicate with my computer (Sony Vaio 2012)at all. It doesnt show up as connected and so installing the drivers has been impossible. i tried all the usual stuff-
Checking usb connections
turning the printer on/off
restarting driver instalation
manually searching for printer in the control panel
and have got zero recognition.

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Problem: why wont my canon pixma ip100 change to the black ink cartridge when the colour cartridge is empty????

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