02-18-2020 12:29 AM
My MG7520, all of a sudden, started printing BLANK pages and I scoured the web looking for a solution.
I tried pretty much every suggestion I found and nothing changed.
I then found your post and all of the requirements you listed were met: all ink tanks were full, the printer was going through all of the correct sounding motions, the printer utility showed all cartridges had sufficient ink and the problem began no more than 24 hours beforehand.
I went throught all of the steps you recommended and did a nozzle check from the printer.
I have had this printer for years and have even removed the printhead just last year when the nozzle cleaning cycle of the printer just wouldn't clear up the spotty printing that was starting to happen.
I cleaned the printhead under the tap very thoroughly (per an online post I found) , let it dry overnight when I re-installed it and the printer operated like new.
This is the best printer we have ever had and I was really bummed that I would have to get a replacement one.
The reviews on most of the new Canon printers are really discouraging and I wasnt eager to shop for a new model.
My wife said I should go ahead and junk it.
But I said I would try your method and if it didn't work I would junk the printer.
Now I don't have to.
02-21-2020 09:53 AM
Our printer is suddenly only printing blank pages. It will copy fine and it scans fine. Two computers connected to it (one is wired and one is wireless) and both have the same issue. Printer was working fine yesterday and suddenly this morning it won't print.
I have tried rebooting (PC and Printer). I have tried completely powering down and draining the powerpack (unplugging and holding the power off button until drained). I have tried uninstalling the printer and reinstalling the printer. Nothing seems to work. I even tried the advice that was posted about uninstalling the ink cartridges. There is ink in the printer.
One thing to note, when I say that the printer prints blank pages, I mean that I send one page to print and it attempts to print the page and spits out a blank page, but then continually attempts to print and does so until I stop it. When watching the printer information while it's attempting to print, it says that it's "preparing to print", etc. and prints the blank page, then it briefly says "offline" and then it's "online" and then it tries to print again.
02-23-2020 02:15 AM
Did you say you can scan and copy -- just not print from the computer?
I had a slightly different issure with my printer (MG7520) which was it wouldn't copy or print from the computer either.
The printer went through the motions (and sounds) of printing -- but just pushed out blank paper.
I went through the procedure suggested by another user on the forum, PDIT.
The last step was to remove the print head.
I did that and after re-installing the print head and ink cartrdiges, voila, the printer worked again.
Apparently doing these actions "reboots" the printer.
Just a suggestion.
02-23-2020 07:32 AM
Danty, thanks for letting us know how you were able to restore your printer. As for mine, nothing worked and the printer is long since in the garbage. We replaced it with an Epson that has been working great for over two years, unlike its Canon cousin.
04-16-2020 01:04 PM
My Pixma MX922 printer was printing test pages just fine, but when I went to print something from my computer, or tried to copy something, it behaved as if it were printing, but produced a blank page.
My solution, thanks in part to this forum, was to INSTALL 2 OEM CARTRIDGES (the small black one and the cyan one) and IT ACTUALLY WORKED! What a relief: I had read so many posts online that basically said there was nothing to do to solve this problem, I was this close to throwing out the printer.
That's today. I'll report back if I have any more problems or solutions.
04-21-2020 02:07 PM
I have prepared a composite of magarzamichael’s and my posts for unclogging your printer nozzle, when your printer is printing blank pages, in the hopes it will be clear, complete and helpful:
In the Maintenance settings of your printer go to Print Nozzle Check Pattern. After the printer prints out the test page, compare it to the page example on your computer screen. This should tell you which ink jet colors are clogged. In my case it showed all of the non-black colors however, it showed no bar or anything on the top of the page. This told me the inkjet for the large black ink cartridge was clogged.
I tried the cleaning button a couple times to no avail. I then tried the deep clean button, for the black only. I reprinted the nozzle page and the top bar printed, but wasn't quite full. So I performed the deep clean on just the black again. Then I printed 3 separate documents with no issues. Yay. By unclogging my black inkjet I have good quality printing now. In retrospect I had left my printer sit unused for months and months, so a clog occurring would make sense. Good luck.
04-27-2020 05:02 PM
After 2 years of this problem, I found this forum, and I fixed the m*fo with a blend of your responses.
First I tried the 14 steps that @PDIT recommended...
The first nozzle check pattern printed faint grey squares which was obviously not right. When prompted "Which is closer for printed color patterns?", I selected "Also B", which prompted me from the printer, "Nozzle clogged, do you want to start cleaning?", so I said yes. The second nozzle check pattern came out a little more detailed, but still wrong. I cleaned once again. The third nozzle check pattern came out blank...
Then I watched the following youtube video "How to remove printhead Canon MX922, MX925 Printers" by 303 Eelctronics. (sorry coudn't attach the link)
So, I removed the ink cartridges, took out the print head and noticed that it was just as dirty as the guy's in the video, so I did what he was doing and cleaned the back with a lint-free wash rag, and a few Q-tips (note: don't touch the print pads or they will be damaged).
Then I re-inserted the print head, and cartridges (which are knock-off cartiridges I've been using for years), and printed the nozzle check pattern one more time... and BAM! It came out perfectly... I was like there is no way...
I then tried printing a personal document and it came out perfectly.
Just needs a little cleaning and hard reset I guess? Good Luck!
The nozzle test page should look like this: