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from York, PA
Comments about Canon PIXMA Multifunction Wireless Inkjet Color Printer - Black:
I had this printer almost 5 years and it worked great in all it's functions. I was very disappointed when it suddenly stopped working b/c of an error message that the print head was incorrect. I looked up on youtube on how to clean the printhead and followed the directions. It then worked fine for another month or two but then suddenly stopped again with the same error code. Tried cleaning it again several time with no luck. A new printerhead would cost more than what I paid for it. So, I ended up getting another Canon printer, a laser one this time B&W only. But the MG5220 was a very good printer for us.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Won't load paper anymore
from Brooklyn, NY, United States
I got 50 pages out of this printer, tops. Then it ran out of paper and wouldn't load anymore, no matter what I tried. At least it was cheap, because that's exactly what it is. Pure garbage, and incredibly fussy.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
most abysmal nonfunctioning printer i've ever used
THIS PRINTER IS ABYSMAL please save your money. easily the worst printer i have ever used, worse than a decade old lexmark - speeds through ink, sometimes ink just disappears when its not even in use - the WORST color quality i've ever seen, full of lines and extremely faded - wireless doesn't work - paper feeder is horrid , in order to print out an essay i normally have to spend an hour just printing because i have to trial and error putting paper through because it doesnt accept paper 50% of the time the issues just keep going on with this thing. its hit or miss whether it works or not, i'd say half the time it doesnt and you need to "troubleshoot" (aka turn it off and on until it feels like working). complete headache, i only use it when i have to otherwise i use my university's library printers i never write online reviews. this is my first. this printer is so horrid that i felt compelled to do so. its that bad. please save your money. theres no such thing as a cheap good printer.
Won't scan if ink is out
from Lee, New Hampshire, United States
Other than the fact that you can't use the scanner (on an iMac,anyway) when the ink is low and the lights are flashing, this has been a pretty useful little printer for the price. One feature I especially liked is the ability to print duplex which is very handy when creating musical scores.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
impossible to connect. SUPER ANNOYING.
from San Diego, CA, United States
what ever happend to plug and play. I HATE THIS PRINTER
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
don't buy if you want to print photos
from Washington, United States
The printing quality is awful, colors fade and every picture has lines across it, after trying multiple times to adjust settings. Only use it to print text documents and nothing else.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Worst office product Ive ever owned
from Pittsburgh, PA, United States
I have an earlier version of this printer and it is the worst office product I have ever owned. Takes a long time to warm up, burns through ink, constant error messages. I have printed around 50-60 pages during the life of this printer MAX and it is no longer functioning. Even while it was functioning at its best I would rate it 2/10. Now I got a B200 error and it has ceased functioning completely.
After three years with no problems I'm happy
from California, United States
The photos printed are very good color and consistent in all photo media. I've used it for many years now. People that complain about running out of ink are forgetting the ink prints great because there is enough to create a perfect image. Non-Canon cartridges are available for a lot less. I'll keep this until it breaks.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Price -- Works as advertised
from Arlington, VA, United States
Saw this printer being offered at a very attractive price but of course I wanted to check out the reviews. Much to my surprise, people either loved the MG3520 or trashed it. That made no sense to me and given the attractive price and my positive experience with other Canon products over the last 10-11 years, I decided to â€œtake a chanceâ€� so to speak. The complaints that I saw consistently were: â€¢ Wireless doesnâ€™t work â€¢ Scanner doesnâ€™t work â€¢ No documentation â€¢ Paper jams Iâ€™m happy to report that I didnâ€™t encounter any of these issues. I did have some trouble with WPS but that was a result of my network configuration, i.e. choosing not to broadcast my SSID. There are several ways around this: a. Broadcast the SSID b. Use the WPS pin that is â€œprovidedâ€� by the MG3520 c. Temporarily use a USB cable to ensure that the printer is found; it can be removed after installation As the documentation and installation dialogue were clear (to me anyway), Iâ€™m up and running with no issues. Wireless and scanner functionality works as advertised. WRT a lack of documentation â€" thatâ€™s not true. No paper jams either (need to follow very clear instructions for loading the paper and be careful not to exceed capacity). Check the Cannon site, there are all kinds of manuals and videos WRT setup and installation. The latest drivers/software are also available for download, newer than whatâ€™s on the installation CD that came with my printer by 2+ years. Uncomfortable with technical documentation etc.? Then as other reviewers suggested, contact their tech support staff.
probably sending it back
By Old John
I have had this printer for a few months ago. I was able to make it print a few good color copies. It said black ink was low so I bought a cartrige and installed; this after months of it not doing anything. The wireless light (blue) is on. Two green lights and the omionus blinkning yellow light. The printer makes sounds like it's loading paper,,,,that's all. I push the PRINT button in the controls; same routine. I'll give it one more chance.
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