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MG5320 doesn't print at all

jmahun
Contributor

My MG5320 was working fine for over a year, now it doesn't print at all. When I send a print job, the printer goes through all the motions, sounds like it's printing, and ejects the paper, but it's blank. I've put in new cartridges (a few times), run the nozzle clean and deep clean but none of that helps. Have downlaoded and installed the latest drive,  removed and cleaned the print head (using distilled water) and still no printing.

I've hooked it up via usb connection to three different computers (Mac, Win 7, Win XP) and it behaves the same. It scans OK just doesn't print. There's no error code.

Any idea what is going on?

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This doesn't work. And this is a too common problem that needs to be fixed.

bcoler
Apprentice

Have you noticed that the "on" button doesn't light up now, either? Mine doesn't, and that's in addition to the problem you are listing.
Updated drivers, firmware, neither did anything. Replaced the one ink tub that was nearly empty and it printed a few pages, then quit again.

I'll be getting a non-Canon replacement too, it seems.

myers16670
Apprentice

Mine just went out yesterday.

 

I find it interesting that this thread is a year old, yet Canon has posted nothing beyond the original response two days after the thread started.

 

Their printers are suddenly failing and people have been trading info on which brand to switch to on Canon's own forum, but they aren't going to respond?

 

My guess is that either they have no clue whatsoever what the problem is, or they've decided its more cost effective to get whatever revenue they can from the product line and redesign the flaw out of future models.  Neither one is good for them long-term.  I'm betting some 3rd-party supplier/assembler isn't meeting their quality requirements and they're finding out about it from their customers.  Again, bad for them.

 

If they know what the issue is, maybe try something like this:

"We're sorry you're having issues with our product.  The problem is (x), and needs to be repaired by our technicians.  We can repair this issue if you will send the item in; repair would cost (y), and you would be responsible for shipping.  We understand that, given the age of your product, this might not be the most desirable option for you.  If you would rather replace the printer, we would value keeping you as a customer and would like to offer (cost of repair "y" & shipping) off the purchase of any one of our other printers, in addition to any current discounts.  Please provide (proof of ownership/purchase) and we will give you a coupon for this discount."

 

My hope is that they're contacting people offline and offering something along those lines, but they still ought to address the issue in this thread to clue the rest of us in.  Or they might just not moderate their forums that well to keep track of ongoing/persistent issues.  Then why have a support forum?

 

It could be, too, that this is a problem caused by the consumer.  Maybe off-brand inks (hey, I'm honest) cause the print head to wear out prematurely, or don't flow properly through the components, stick to them, etc.  We were all warned, right?  If that's the case:

"We have found this issue to be caused by using inks other than those recommended in your owner's manual.  This risk is mentioned in your owners manual on page (x).  You will need to replace (y) to fix the issue.  etc. etc."

 

However, if they don't know what the issue is, we're probably all better off switching brands anyway.

 

P.S. - I switched to Canon because my multifunction Brother had gone out and Canon had great reviews for quality.  So far, this printer has been amazing and has performed strongly with excellent quality.  I'm very surprised to see Canon drop the ball on this.

I replaced my Canon with a Brother MFC-J875dw.  It was the best thing I ever did.  The new printer is going on over a year strong and does not suck up ink like the Canon did.  Also the cartridges are reasonaly priced.  Buying to brand name ink doesn't break the bank now.  It sucks that I had to toss my Canon printer and buy a new one, but in the end I'm much happier.

To Whom It May Concern

I am sincerely hoping that by me giving voice to this, Canon will see fit to address our issue.

I also found the printing and scanning functions of this printer to be quite good and this problem is too significant to a large number of users that it should not be adressed.

 

I sincerely trust that courtesy and good conscience on the part of Canon will prevail in this regard.

 

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Exactly!

A continuing problem... I see this has been going on unaswered since 2014.  My MG6350 has failed this morning.  Fine last night.. sounds fine as it goes through print cycle but nothing on the page.. nor with the nozzle check. Tried all the cleaning cycles.. nothing and no error messages.

About time Canon fessed up to this one and either offered  a solution or a decent trade in on a new printer. As it is, this will be my last Canon printer. It was never any good with a WiFi connection.. had to go back to USB but I have stuck with it up to now.

 

Just updated firmware to 2.050.. July 2015.. does not help

 

10th June

Now the proud possessor of a neat little Epson XP-432.. you have blown it Canon.

Has anyone had any luck Fixing this issue or is my non printing printer a total loss?

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Already in the bin. I need a working printer and as this has been going on for at least two years without a solutiion I went out and bought a new one. I think waht has been written in this forum is pretty clear. If you need specific information.. ask.. then we can all see it.

Mark

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