Canon PIXMA MP610 overview

Number of problems: 95

Number of solved problems: 7

Number of unsolved problems: 88

Problem resolution: 7%

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Canon PIXMA MP610: Likelihood of getting a solution

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Ranking: 137th out of 413
Most likely to get a solution:
Canon PIXMA 210 - problem resolution score of 100%
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Suddenly the paper will not feed in. Error says NO PAPER but there is. It is being pulled at the bottom right corner. ??


Printer error has occurred. Showing NO 6A00 at top Not solved by turning power on/off as suggested. Unable to Print anything.


My Pixma MP610 is not showing any errors and printing the paper but its coming out blank but when i do a clean it will print the sheet to show the colors and its ok !
What can i do ??


5100 error on Mp 610


Scanner connection to computer ok. When clicking scan message comes up on mp610 screen that scanner is "warming up" waiting 15 or more minuets and message remains the same. Clicking computer screen "scan" removes message briefly and then returns to "scanner is warming up" Help Me Bob


my printer won't print colour - settings ok, not grayscale, nozzle test fine, inks full, everything set to default - still won't print colour


Power not coming on. I checked fuse and it's okay


emails and .pdfs print fine, but with certain documents there are many missing lines. What can I do to correct?


Switched machine off before Xmas now won't switch on. Cable OK & power output from Power Module OK. Machine very light usage and still in new condition.


Switched on my Canon Pixma MP610. Green light came on then immediately went off again. Tried different power leads so problem is with the printer. Have tried several times to power up the printer but now not even the green light comes on. Any ideas as to what to do next?



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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: on mp610 it was said press resume button 3 or 4 times. i found it was 4 and indicator lamp green not orange. Many Thanks as this worked for me.
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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: Trying auto head alignment but error 5100 keeps appearing and print is no aligned

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Solution 1: friends printer had error code 5100 and printer would not work. Through searching web found that it could mean a paper jam although no paper easily seen. However when I left the machine switched on an lifted the cover which moved the printer head to middle, I discover some paper jammed in the far right corner which was quite difficult to see (had to use a torch) Removing was a bit tricky but with tweezers and patience managed to get all the bits out.
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Problem: i get the error message ""ink tank cannot be recognized" cyan. tried 2 new ones. same

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Solution 1: Are they pushed in far enough? Until they click?
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Problem: After a week between use of my MP610,switched it on,error U052 is displayed,telling me,"The type of print head is incorrect.Install the correct print head.The silly part is,I've only ever changed ink cartridges and performed head alignments & nozzle cleaning.Anyone have any idea of what I can do to save a good printer from the scrap heap?

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Solution 1: Literally Nothing... Mine did the same thing, and Canon claims they are not aware of the issue. I did some research online, and I saw a hundred different people had the same thing happen. Canon uses this as a way to get you to trade your printer in for a discount on a new one. Don't buy Canon! They are scam artists, and their customer support is worse than terrible
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Problem: Suddenly the paper will not feed in. Error says NO PAPER but there is. It is being pulled at the bottom right corner. ??

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Problem: Printer error has occurred. Showing NO 6A00 at top Not solved by turning power on/off as suggested. Unable to Print anything.

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Problem: My Pixma MP610 is not showing any errors and printing the paper but its coming out blank but when i do a clean it will print the sheet to show the colors and its ok !
What can i do ??

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Problem: 5100 error on Mp 610

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Problem: Scanner connection to computer ok. When clicking scan message comes up on mp610 screen that scanner is "warming up" waiting 15 or more minuets and message remains the same. Clicking computer screen "scan" removes message briefly and then returns to "scanner is warming up" Help Me Bob

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Problem: my printer won't print colour - settings ok, not grayscale, nozzle test fine, inks full, everything set to default - still won't print colour

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Problem: Power not coming on. I checked fuse and it's okay

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Problem: emails and .pdfs print fine, but with certain documents there are many missing lines. What can I do to correct?

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Problem: Switched machine off before Xmas now won't switch on. Cable OK & power output from Power Module OK. Machine very light usage and still in new condition.

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Problem: Switched on my Canon Pixma MP610. Green light came on then immediately went off again. Tried different power leads so problem is with the printer. Have tried several times to power up the printer but now not even the green light comes on. Any ideas as to what to do next?

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