MX850 LCD Menu

Article ID: ART101717 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


Listing of LCD menu for this product.


This is the LCD Menu while in FAX mode.

  1. Press the <FAX> button.

  2. Press the <Menu> button.

  3. At the FAX menu, press the right or left arrow button to select from the following options and then press <OK>.

  4. If you selected [Maintenance/settings] in step 3, press the the right or left cursor button to select [Maintenance] or [Device settings] and then press the <OK> button.
    1. In Maintenance menu, you can clean the print head, align the print head, perform roller cleaning, etc.
    2. In Device settings menu, you can change the following items: FAX Settings, Print Settings, PictBridge Settings, LAN Settings, Other Settings, Language Selection, Reset Setting

  5. Use the up or down cursor button to select the option within the major setting and then press the <OK> button.

  6. Use the up or down cursor button to select the appropriate option, then press the <OK> button.

Receive mode settings

Menu Options Details
Receive mode settings DRPD When you have subscribed to a DRPD or voice mail service through your telephone company. FAX: The machine will answer according to the ring pattern you have chosen and receive the fax automatically.
Voice call: All telephones connected to the same phone line will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call.
Note: Specify the FAX pattern in the DRPD:Set FAX ring pat. in RX settings.
FAX only mode When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only. FAX: The telephone attached to the machine does not ring. The machine will automatically receive the fax.
Voice call: You will not be able to answer the call.
FAX priority mode When you are using a single telephone line for faxes and voice calls and want to receive faxes automatically: FAX: The machine does not ring but will receive the fax automatically.
Voice call: The machine will ring. Pick up the handset, then press the <Stop/Reset> button to answer the call.

Note: If you press the <Stop/Reset> button before picking up the handset, the telephone call will be disconnected. Memo: The following settings can be modified to control how the machine handles incoming calls. Specify the FAX priority mode settings in RX settings under FAX settings.

  • Ring start time: The time the machine takes to determine whether a call is a fax or a voice call.
  • TEL ring time: The time the machine rings when the call was a voice call.
  • Default action: Whether or not the machine receives the fax after the specified ring time has elapsed.
TEL priority mode When you are using a single telephone line for faxes and voice calls / voice messages.
To use the machine for faxes and voice messages, the answering machine must be connected to the fax.
FAX : The telephone will ring. If you pick up the handset when receiving a fax, press the FAX button, then press the Color or Black button. When the answering machine receives the fax automatically.
Voice call : The telephone will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call. When the answering machine responds to the call.

Note 1: For optimum results, adjust your answering machine as follows:

  • The entire message should be no longer than 15 seconds.
  • In the message, tell your callers how to send a fax.

Note 2:

  • If you are far from your machine, you can use the remote receiving function to receive faxes. Pick up the handset attached to the machine and then dial 25 (Remote RX ID) on your telephone.
  • The machine can be set to receive faxes automatically after the telephone rings for a specified length of time. Set Manual/auto switch in RX settings under FAX settings to ON, and then specify the automatic reception start time.


Memory reference

Menu Options Details
Memory reference Print the memory list The memory list shows the transaction number of the unsent or unprinted fax (TX/RX NO.), transaction mode, recipient's number, and the date and time of the transaction.
If there are no documents stored in memory, There is no document in memory is displayed, and the machine returns to the previous screen.
Print specified document Select [Yes] to print the first page only, or press the right arrow to select [No] to print all pages of the document. Press the left or right button to select the transaction number (TX/RX NO.) of the document you want to print, or enter the number by pressing the Numeric buttons.
Delete specified doc. Deletes a document stored in memory. Select [Yes] to delete the document, or press the right arrow to select [No] not to delete the document.


Print reports/lists

Menu Options Details
Print reports/lists Activity report Prints the history of sent and received faxes. The machine is factory-set to print an Activity report after every 20 transactions. You can also disable automatic printing of this report, or print it manually.
Telephone number list

One-touch speed dial: Prints the list of fax/telephone numbers and names registered for one-touch speed dial.

Coded speed dial: Prints the list of fax/telephone numbers and names registered for coded speed dial.

[Print in order of name?] Sets the sorting order of the list. Select Yes to print the list with the destination names in alphabetical order. Select No to print the list with the registered entries in numerical order.

Group dial: Prints the list of groups registered for group dial.

User's data list The User's data list enables you to confirm the current settings of the machine as well as the registered sender information.
Memory list The machine can print a list of documents stored in memory (the memory list) showing the transaction number (TX/RX NO.), transaction mode, recipient, number of pages, date, and transmission time of each document. When printing or deleting documents in memory, specify a document by its transaction number.


TEL number registration

Menu Options Details
TEL number registration One-touch speed dial Registers a fax/telephone number for one-touch speed dial.
Coded speed dial Registers a fax/telephone number for coded speed dial.
Group dial Registers two or more registered one-touch or coded speed dial numbers for group dial.



Options Details Comments
Nozzle check Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles.
Cleaning Clean the Print Head if lines are missing or if white streaks appear in the printed nozzle check pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Note that cleaning the Print Head causes used ink to be absorbed in the ink absorber. Cleaning the Print Head consumes ink, so perform Print Head Cleaning only when necessary.
Deep cleaning If print quality does not improve by standard Print Head Cleaning, try Print Head Deep Cleaning, which is a more powerful process. Note that cleaning the Print Head causes used ink to be absorbed in the ink absorber. Print Head Deep Cleaning consumes more ink than standard Print Head Cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary.
Manual head align If ruled lines are printed misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head position. Make sure that the machine is turned on, open the Paper Output Tray, and extend the Output Tray Extension.
Head alignment print Use this option to print out the current print head alignment values. The machine exits the process after printing the current adjustment values.
Roller Cleaning Clean the paper feed roller if paper is not fed properly. Cleaning the paper feed roller will wear the roller, so perform this only when necessary.
Bottom Plate Cleaning If the inside of the machine becomes dirty, printed paper may get dirty, so we recommend performing cleaning regularly. If the problem is not resolved after performing Bottom Plate Cleaning twice, the protrusions inside the machine may be stained. Clean them according to instructions.


FAX Settings

Menu Options Details
User Settings Date/Time Setting Sets the current date and time.
Date display Sets the format of dates displayed on the LCD and printed on sent faxes. Three date formats are available; YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, and DD/MM/YYYY.
Summer time setting Enables/disables the summer time setting.
Unit name/TEL registr. Registers the sender information (your name and fax/telephone number) printed on sent faxes.
TTI position Selects the position to print the sender information (outside or inside the image area). In color faxing, the sender information is printed inside the image area. Sender information: Date, Time, FAX/TEL number, Sender name, Destination, and Page number.
Offhook alarm Sets whether to set off an alarm when the handset is off hook.
Volume control

Selects the volume of the dialing sound or sound during the transmission.

RX ring volume: Selects the ring volume when the machine receives a fax.

Line monitor volume: Selects the line monitor volume.

Telephone line type Specifies the type of telephone line connected to the machine.
Activity report Sets whether to print the Activity report automatically after every 20 transactions.
TX settings
ECM TX Enables/disables ECM (Error Correction Mode automatically corrects errors caused by connection troubles and so on) sending.
Pause time Sets the length of time paused for each press of Redial/Pause.
Auto redial Enables/disables automatic redialing.
Specifies REDIAL TIMES (Default: two times) and REDIAL INTERVAL (Default: two minutes).
To cancel AUTO REDIAL, press the Stop/Reset button, then follow the instruction displayed on the LCD.
TX start speed Selects the fax sending speed.
Color TX When faxing color documents using the ADF, selects whether to perform automatic black & white conversion if the recipient's fax machine does not support color faxing.
TX report

Sets whether to print a transmission report after each transmission. When Print error only or Print for each TX is selected, specify the following.

Attach TX image: Sets whether to print the first page of the document below the transmission report.

Dial tone detect Sets whether to send faxes after detecting the dial tone. Select ON to enable this feature and avoid transmission errors caused when a fax transmission coincides with reception of an incoming call.
RX settings Auto print received Sets whether the machine automatically prints the received fax.
When set to OFF, received faxes are stored in memory.

When ON is selected, specify the following.

Print when out of ink: Sets whether to continue printing received faxes when the ink has run out. When set to ON, a part of contents or all contents of the fax may not be printed since the ink has run out.

ECM RX When the sender's fax machine is compatible with ECM, it resends the fax after correcting errors automatically. When the sender's fax machine is not compatible with ECM, the fax will be sent/received in the standard mode.
The ECM reception can be disabled.
FAX priority mode [Ring start time] Specifies the length of time to allow the machine to judge whether an incoming call is fax or a voice call.
[Telephone ring time] Specifies, in seconds, the time the machine rings for a voice call.
[Default action] Sets whether to receive the fax after the specified ring time has elapsed.
DRPD:Set FAX ring pat. When you select DRPD as the receive mode, select the ring pattern for the machine.
Incoming ring [Ring count] Specifies the number of times the external device rings with an incoming call when the receive mode is set to FAX only mode or FAX priority mode.
Manual/auto switch [RX start time] Sets, when the receive mode is set to TEL priority mode, whether to automatically receive faxes after the external device rang a specified length of time.
Remote RX When you are far from your machine, you can receive a fax by dialing the Remote RX ID (Default: 25) on the telephone attached to your machine.
RX image reduction Enables/disables automatic reduction of incoming faxes so that they fit in the selected paper.
RX start speed Selects the fax reception speed.
If there is a poor connection, this function reduces the reception speed automatically. Set the normal speed to 33600bps.
RX report Sets whether to print a reception report after each reception.


Print settings

Options Description
Print settings Prevent paper abrasion Use this setting only if the print surface becomes smudged. Be sure to set this back to OFF after printing since it may result in lower print quality.
Extended copy amount Selects the amount of image that extends off the paper when printing in Borderless (full).

Note: If printouts contain margins even though you are printing in Borderless, specifying Large for this setting may help solve the problem.

Two-sided output setting

Selects the paper output setting for double-sided documents.

Output by page: Documents are ejected from the ADF in the original page order.

Fast - by back/front: Documents are ejected from the ADF with the front and back pages of each sheet in the reverse order, to make the processing time shorter.


PictBridge settings

Options Selections
PictBridge settings Paper size 4" x 6", 5" x 7" *, Credit card, 8" x 10", A4, Letter, Wide*
Media type Plain paper, Photo Paper Pro, Photo Plus Glossy II, Photo Plus Glossy, Matte Photo Paper, Glossy Photo Paper
Print quality Standard, High
Layout Bordered, Borderless
Auto image fix Automatically corrects the brightness, contrast, and color hue of a photo. When OFF is selected, you can configure the following.
Red eye correction Corrects red eyes in portraits caused by flash photography.
Vivid photo Makes green and blue more lively.
Photo optimizer pro Automatically optimizes brightness and tone of a photo.
Noise reduction Reduces the noise on blue areas like the sky as well as on black areas.
Face brightener Brightens a darkened face on the photo taken against the light.
Image optimizer Corrects and smooths the jagged contours for printing.
Brightness Adjust brightness.
Contrast Adjust contrast.
Color hue Adjust color hue. For example, you can increase red or yellow to adjust the skin tone.
Effects Applies special effects to the photo, such as printing in sepia tones or with a sketch illustration like effect.

* Can be selected only on certain Canon-brand PictBridge compliant devices.


LAN settings

Menu Options Description
Reset LAN settings Initializes the network setting information of this machine. Initializes the network setting information of the machine.
Display LAN details Connection Active/Inactive
IP address XXX. XXX. X. XXX
Subnet mask XXX. XXX. XXX. XXX
Default gateway X. X. X. X
MAC address filtering ON/OFF
IP address filtering ON/OFF
IPv4/IPv6 setting You can enter up to 16 alphanumeric characters in Pre-shared key. Selects the IP version setting (IPv4 or IPv6). It is recommended to use the machine with IPv4.
WSD setting Enables/disables the network protocol supported in Windows Vista. When you set WSD setting to Enable, the printer icon is displayed on the Network Explorer in Windows Vista.

(X can be any number from 0 to 9 or a letter from A to F)


Other settings

Menu Options Description
Read/write attribute USB enabled, LAN enabled or Read-only mode If you set this setting to USB enabled or LAN enabled, card direct printing cannot be done. After you finish operation of the memory card dedicated drive, be sure to set it back to Read-only mode.
Volume control Keypad volume Selects the beep volume when pressing the buttons on the Operation Panel.
Alarm volume Selects the alarm volume.
Slide show setting Image quality: Std/High When Image quality: Std is selected, images are displayed at about 5-second intervals.
When Image quality: High is selected, images are displayed at different time intervals according to their resolutions.
Quiet mode ON/OFF Enable this function on the machine if you want to reduce the operating noise, such as when printing at night.
Enabling this function reduces the noises generated while:
  • Copying
  • Printing from a memory card
  • Printing in fax mode
  • Printing from a PictBridge compliant device
Key repeat Enables/Disables continuous input by pressing and holding down the , , or button when setting the number of copies, the zoom ratio, etc.


Language selection

Menu Description
Language selection Changes the language for LCD messages and menus.


Reset setting

Menu Description
Reset setting

Reverts all settings you made to the machine since purchase back to default. However, some data may not be erased, depending on the current usage state of your machine.

Telephone no. only : Reverts the telephone number settings to default.

Setting only : Reverts the machine settings other than the telephone number settings to default.

Reset : Reverts the machine and telephone number settings to default.




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