Question about Canon Printers & Copiers

5 Answers

Hi, I have a Canon Pixma MP780. For sometime the cyan has been printing with faint lines regardless of how many times I clean/deep clean. Now,the colours are not printing properly and seems to concern cyan again. If I print cyan, it comes out as pale green. If I remove the yellow cartridge, it prints out cyan, but very pale. The other colours are okay. Thank you, Mike

Posted by on

  • micky77 Sep 13, 2008

    I haven't tried the printer with another computer. There is another computer in the house but I'd prefer to avoid setting this up if possible.

×

5 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,239 Answers

Hi  i think the catridges are the problem....................change the catridges and seee..........

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 214 Answers
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 97 Answers

I think the cyan catridge must have gone empty. SO Please replace your cyan catridge and try it.

Let me know the result also for further assistance.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Canon Master
  • 19,396 Answers

Try first replacing the colour cartridge, to ensire it is not a cartridge problem.

If you still get the fault, then the problem is with printhead.

Try first doing head cleaning procedure a couple of times from printer software on your computer.

If that did not work, then you will have to clean the printhead by removing it from printer soaking it in isopropyl alcohol.

If the print head is still faulty after doing all the above, then you will need to replace the part.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 264 Answers

Have you tried to use the same printer with another computer

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Sameer Kashyap Sep 13, 2008

    If you have checked for sure that the cartridges are fine and have done the cleaning as well.

    It could the Head which might have worn out. OR Else the computer troubleshooting which can be done to check the same is to uninstall the software completely and reinstall it back.

  • Sameer Kashyap Sep 13, 2008


    Even before you do the same. Be sure that the cartridges are in good condition.

  • Sameer Kashyap Sep 13, 2008

    Most likely it is not the issue on the computer end. It has to be the issue on the printer, either with the cartridge or the Head.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My cyan ink won't print. i have tried EVERYTHING.


The printer cannot use photo inks like Photo Cyan or Photo Magenta. Be sure to use "BCI-6 Cyan" in position 5 - farthest to the right.

Nov 28, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

MP830 Canon - NOZZLE CHECK does not print light cyan line


You will need a new printhead, QY6-0061-000, runs around $60.00 well worth it for your machine.

Sep 08, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Canon MP780 not printing colours properly.


please you clean your cartridge maintainence program then solve your problem you also head clean

Jul 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Pixma ip4200 willl not print Cyan


I think the problm lies between the ink tank and the printhead. When this passage runs dry, sometimes it takes time for the ink to fill this passage again. Try printing again after a day or two.

Jul 17, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Pixma IP4200- not printing color


If it's a generic ink, try another one, if it's a Canon ink, make sure the tape on top is removed, it covers an air vent, if that doesn't help, you need a new printhead, QY6-0059-000 around $40.00

Jul 02, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Cyan Ink cartridge Not printing correctly


Hi,
After all these tests, then it's defective.
Swap out the cartridge before it damages the printer permanently,

Regards
Ric.

Apr 17, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP510 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Canon pixma ip4200 colours are yellowy orange on teh photos - dont match on screen colour nozzle check shows the second of the cyan lines as very faint


(Had already done two deep cleans)
1. removed all print cartridges keeping them together and upright
2. qtip (cotton ball on a small plastic stick) soaked in generic nail varnish remover {alcohol based)
3 cleaned print head where cartridge sits repeatedly until no more ink came off on the cotton wool
4. did a deep clean twice
printer then functioned properly

Dec 04, 2008 | Canon Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Canon Pixma780


Hi starge. I once had that kind of problem...Busted my head trying to fix it.....
It turn out that I bought a Bad cartridge. Brought it back to store for a new one (SHOULD be Original
manufacture ) and its fine now.

Oct 22, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Canon pixma mp780 printing problem


If deep cleansing via software doesn't work then you've got to manually clean your print head unit. Sometimes you'll have to bite the bullet and get a replacement print-head unit ($$). If you're at the stage that you're considering replacement, then you've got nothing to lose by cleaning the print-head unit yourself. It's simple. Remove all ink cartridges first then remove the print head itself. Place the print head unit in a saucepan of warm (NOT boiling hot) water and leave to soak for an hour. (Protect your clothes - it gets messy) After an hour, flush the printhead unit under a running tap. Don't run the water too fast or you may damage the unit) You should flush until the water runs clear. Do not attempt to clear the nozzles with anything other than water - they are very fine needle jets and you will damage them!! If needs be, return to saucepan and leave to soak in warm water again and repeat process. When you are satisfied that the printhead is clean, you need to dry the unit thoroughly. Shake as much water from it as you can then pat it gently dry. Next place it on some absorbant kitchen paper and put the unit in a warm place to thoroughly dry (Overnight in a warm airing cupboard would be good). Once dry, refit the unit put in (Preferably new - but I've used existing one's without problem) cartridges and run a cleaning cycle. Your printer should now work as if new!!! - In Most cases!! - sometimes though, you'll either have to replace the print head unit - which sometimes can be more expensive that simply replacing the printer. What have you got to lose though eh? CLIVUSS

Mar 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Printers & Copiers Logo

Related Topics:

235 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96518 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1464 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Canon Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...