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Color printing I have a Canon Pixma MP210.  I ran out of black ink, though at the time, the color ink was working perfectly.  I replaced the black ink cartridge and the printer now prints in black perfectly.  But the color won't print at all.  It isn't faded or sloppy or uneven.  It spits out a clean, blank sheet of paper, when the previous day, before I replace the black cartridge, it had been perfect.  I have tried cleaning it but that did nothing.  It tells me that I am out of ink, which I find hard to believe.  When I went to Office Max to get a new cartridge and told the man there my problem, he agreed that it could not be running out of ink to stop printing so abruptly.  I have a store extended warrentee but would like to avoid taking it there if possible.

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I can not rerember how they go back in

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New cartridges and already performed head cleaning several times.
try cleaning the contacts in teh printer where the carts go.
else go for warranty. this is a common issue with inkjets due to internal electronics that fails.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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Well there is always a way to reset the ink reading from the printer software or drivers thats the first thing i can think about

but did you try to remove the color cartridge and put it back in after turning off and on the printer

i mean take off the cartridge and turn of the printer
turn it on and put the cartridge back

see if that is going to help

and as i said check the printer driver and right click on it go to properties and check the color management bar.

i hope that would be

take care

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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