View Full Version : canon MG5150 printer

01-07-2015, 04:03 PM
This printer is well suited to my needs but...

It does a "LOT" of self testing when I send a print to it, some times taking 2 minutes or more before it starts to print.
Some times if I send the same document to be printed again it will start immediately and sometimes it will self test all over again.

Search as I may I can find nothing in the manual about this or how to prevent it.

Does anyone know how to prevent this please.

01-07-2015, 05:39 PM
Do you mean its sits there cleaning the heads before printing....thats just the way they are now.

01-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Not sure what it is doing. It werrs, it buzzes, it goes backwards and forwards long enough for me to make a cuppa :-)
But what ever it is it wastes a lot of my time and I would like to stop it from happening.

01-07-2015, 06:21 PM
Have you ever done a head alignment on it ?

01-07-2015, 07:01 PM
Short answer......No
Long answer... just done that, all is as it should be.

01-07-2015, 07:03 PM
yea, head cleaning happens a lot, and wastes ink too. Seen a few printers like that, not much you can do other than make it print non stop. If you dont use the colour a lot, it will still run out.

Dont usually recommend inkjets these days due to not getting a lot of printing out of the cartridges.