Tip & How-To about Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

CLOGGED CARTRIDGE

Is your cartridge clogged,,,

Then in the maintenance settings in PRINTERS AND FAXES,, do a deep ink cleaning,,

If that fails then blot the cartridge on a piece of tissue damped with alcohol.. or let the cartridge sit in some rubbing alcohol for a cpl or minutes and then blot it..

As a last resort if the above fails,,, WARNING NOT A CONVENTIONAL METHOD

try boiling the cartridge for a few minutes,, MAKE SURE THE WATER IS BOILING BEFORE U PUT THE CARTRIDGE in.. so to to remove most of the air from the water to prevent corrosion

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there are lines in my output after i changed the ink cartridge...


1. Make sure the cartridges are inserted correctly 2. Go to : printers and Faxes 3. Select the printer 4. Right Click the printer and Select : Properties 5. Click : Maintenance Tab 6. Select: Clean and follow instructions 7. Clean Again 8. Select: Deep Clean 9. Deep Clean again
Printer should be Ok again

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The printing is all patching and the lines are either not printed at all, some are clear and some are just spots of lines. I think the nossles may need cleaning but not sure how to. Any other thoughts?


click start
printers and faxes
right click on your printer then click properties
click maintenance
then deep ink cleaning

repeat deep ink cleaning a few times

of it fails
remove ink cartridges and blot them on a piece of cotton soaked in rubbing alcohol until it runs clean.

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Epson CX3810 not printing


If you haven't been printing for a year, your print head is most definitely clogged. You did clog it, by not printing :)
First of all, clean the ink that is in your printer (use toilet paper or some tissue).
Then you need to clean the print head. To do that:
  1. Turn your printer on.
  2. On your computer, go to START, then SETTINGS, find PRINTERS AND FAXES and click on that.
  3. A window will open and you should see your printer. Right click on it, then click on PROPERTIES.
  4. A window will open, with several tabs. The one you need is MAINTENANCE. Open the tab and click on CLEAN PRINT HEAD. I think there are 2 options, cleaning and deep cleaning. Click on deep cleaning. You should hear the printer rumbling, then, when it finishes, it should print a page with 4 colors: black, cyan, magenta and yellow.
  5. If the colors come out right, you're done. If not, repeat the cleaning until you get a satisfying result.
Just bear in mind that cleaning the print head uses a lot of your ink!

Also, to avoid getting in this situation again, I suggest that you print one page, at least once in 10 days. That way, your print head should always work fine.

If you found my answer helpful, please vote, it really means a lot to me to know weather I am helping someone or not.

Feb 23, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX3810 All-In-One InkJet...

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refilled ink


Try checking under maintenance or ink settings, sometimes if the cartridges have been refilled they are not reset correctly and the ink level checking fails to work. There is sometimes and option to ignore these for refilled or compatible cartridges.

Control Panel
--> Printers and Faxes
--> Right Click on the Printer ICON and select Properties
--> Look for a "Maintenance" or "Tools" Tab across the top click one
--> Look for an option for "In" or "Ink Settings"
and click on one of these options to run

If you cannot find that then Try going into Control Panel
--> Printers and Faxes
--> Right Clicking on your printer
--> Look for a "Maintenance" or "Tools" Tab across the top click one
--> Look for an option for "Cleaning" or "Deep Cleaning"

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black lines running through certain lines of printed documents


Hi, ok your ink well is clogged (the stuff the ink cartridges fit in) remove all the ink tanks, then remove the inkwell by pulling the lever to the right. In a dish pour some rubbing alcohol and tel the ink jets soak a bit. pour some alcohol over the nossles(where the ink sits to send the ink through) and let it soak a bit more. Use a straw and cover the jets then blow, this will force the bad ink out clear the jets. Blot it dry then replace. blot each inktank before replacing them to insure the ink is running out. A couple of deep ink cleanings and you will be set.

If this fails you may have to replace the ink well and the cartridges (order new ones from canon) But cleaning it should work, try at least 3 times before deciding to buy a new one.

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