How to Troubleshoot a Pixma IP5200

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How to Troubleshoot a Pixma IP5200
The Pixma IP5200 can print colourful photos. (pile de photos image by Oliv from Fotolia.com)

Canon created the Pixma IP5200 for the amateur photographer who wants to print his or her own photos at home. It can print a photo in approximately 36 seconds. Even the best photo printer can occasionally malfunction. Troubleshoot your Pixma IP5200 to help identify any underlying technical problems to help fix them and get your home photo lab back in working order.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Check that the Pixma printer is turned on if it doesn't respond to a printing job. Push its power button, located on the right side of its front panel. The adjacent green light will blink and turn solid once the printer is warmed up and ready to print.

  2. 2

    Verify that the printer is plugged into a power source if it won't respond to its power button. Insert the flat end of its included power cord into the bottom right corner of its back panel. Insert the opposite end into an electrical socket.

  3. 3

    Inspect the Pixma printer's ink cartridges if its lights are flashing orange and it won't print, or if it prints but produces lacklustre or missing colours. Lift its front cover; the printer head will automatically slide into view. All four ink cartridges--black (CLI-8BK), yellow (CLI-8Y), magenta (CLI-8M) and cyan (CLI-8C), in that order--should be clicked into place.

  4. 4

    Change your paper if the Pixma printer repeatedly jams. For the IP5200, Canon recommends paper with a weight of 64 to 105 gsm, and suggests avoiding wrinkled or damp paper.

  5. 5

    Contact Canon's printer support line toll-free at 800-828-4040 if you still cannot get the Pixma IP5200 to work like you want.

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