Paper jams too much
Paper jams with two sheets or twenty. I got a replacement and the same thing, gave it away to see if it was me and the paper jam continued and the scanner on both did very bad scans. We tried to trouble shoot and took it to a repair shop. Not a good model MF230
Great reliable low end printer
Purchased 2nd hand actually, for $5! Pretty good print output, excellent for the price. Would have been nice to have wifi. Nice and simple to use. Automatic detects with Linux and works without any setup (as does the scanner). As for the ink, I just keep refilling it with refill kits (x3 100ml $20-$30). When the printer complains it's out of ink I refill and hold down the stop/reset button for 5 seconds. Then keep printing. If it won't - throw it away and keep smiling!
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Bought for home use @ Officeworks $15, as previously mentioned keep the old cord, as it does not come with this connector. Do not replace ink till none on page. Take cartridges to get REFILLED at Cartridge World about $15 b/w & about $18 for colour. Working well over last 6 months.
Does the job - no complaint.
Bought from Officeworks for $15. Have been using it for half a year, so far used it to print B/W and colour documents & scan documents with ease. Installation was easy and really can't complain. Printer low ink light started flashing after less than 100 pages of documents being printed but I could still print, don't replace it until it is really empty.
Very satisfied with product service and price
Great does not jam reasonable price for refills canon pixma MP230 I chose canon as always been a good product and available local at officeworks nerang . I have purchased other products from office works they are always pleasant and helpful. Will make an effort to show where items are and send tax receipts to my email address.
Absolutely great little printer
Im so happy I purchased this little printer it is so easy to operate, I especially like the simple method with duplex printing and the two (B & C) ink cartridges which are both reasonably cheap to buy. When I first installed this printer on my pc I found it wouldnt print anything, not even a test page, the mechanics were working ok but the ink wasnt. The next morning i rebooted the pc and everything worked perfectly. Also the square fit grey cord that connects to pc is not included with this printer, so keep a hold of an old cord which solves the problem nicely. Just gotta love the simplicity of cheap Cannons.
Good cheap printer
Remember how much you are paying then this is a great printer. This is my third as I work in dusty conditions and hard to keep clean.
Regarding ink.. ONLY CHANGE THE INK WHEN THERE IS NO INK ON THE PAPER, as the computer always says it's on empty.
Usually it means it's at about 50%.... I don't understand people complaining
False economy. Ink runs out very quickly.
True, the printer is a bargain, but in the long run it will cost a fortune for inks. I have not printed any photos, and print around 10 pages or less per day of mainly black and white writing, with some odd bits of colour here and there. After owning this printer for only three months I have just had to insert the THIRD cartridge of black and second of colour. THATS ONE CARTRIDGE PER MONTH!!!!!!!!
It's sadly very true what the storeman said when I bought the printer "It's so cheap that it's actually cheaper to buy a new printer each time t...
Best of the cheapies at $12, still supplies are overpriced
This is the third of them under-priced multi function printers I just could not resist. It is the heaviest but it print and scan qualities are excellent. Bring your own USB cord, correctly declared on box. No wireless, no output paper tray but built in power supply for less clutter. Easy to set up and makes good photo copies too. The scanner is the same as it's $15 cousin from Big W but the printer is double the resolution with the ugly trade off of small ink yields.
Sadly if ink supplies do not become reasonably priced this one is going back when the ink runs out.
Questions & Answers
Is the Pixma MP230 Printer the same as Pixma iP300
Just inserted a new black cartridge but printout is not very clear. Any suggestions?
Hi Vicki, assuming you have purchased a Canon branded cartridge, it may only need a head clean. With this type of printer the head is part of the cartridge (it's a great idea). I believe every time the printer powers on it will do a short clean and use some ink (sadly). If you are using a Mac or Windows computer you can try navigating to the printer on your computer (or search for printer help/tools) and there you should find a wizard or option to clean the black print head (maybe also deep clean). If that doesn't sharpen the print up after a couple of cleans pull the cartridge you can try (be careful) to remove the cartridge and place the head side (brown slit) onto a clean tissue for about 5 seconds. The ink should bleed into the tissue very easily. Reinstall, clean heads via the software and try printing.
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