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Prints black pages

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Ive changed cartridges and when I turn it on, the first 5-6 pages are only black ink, they fade as I keep printing. Finally I get back to normal but I have to leave my printer switched on. If I swirch it off , it does it again to first few pages...

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  • oceanwood Oct 30, 2008

    Thanks so much Joe for answering. Yes it was a recycled cartridge. The one before did this too but then I got a good one. When this one did it I thoght it must be my printer not the cartridge.Do u think its another faulty cartridge? . Yes it does it every time I turn it off so I leave it on all night & its so noisy. Where is the fuser?
    Thanks so much again Joe.

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I still think it's the cartridge. Can you maybe borrow an OEM cartridge from anyone you might know with the same printer? Or perhaps you can take the cartridge to the store where you bought the printer or cartridge and have them test it out on a similar printer. That would definitely prove where the problem is. Your cartridge will work on all HP4s and HP5s. Check it out.

Joe

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Check the fuser to see if toner isn't accumulating on its surface. As far as cartridges are concerned, were they new? Sometimes recycled cartridges are bumped around or aren't recycled well and this problem occurs.

Also, after the printing goes to normal, does it stay that way, and then if you switch off, the problem returns? Let me know.

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Regarding your recent inquiry about the poor black print quality (Canon PG-225 PGBK ink cartridge) & lack of overall printing performance with your Canon MX882 printer, it sounds like your PRINTHEAD is either clogged (from dried ink) or has reached END-OF-LIFE, to help determine which please perform the following steps (if you have already performed a step, please continue to the next step in the order shown):

Canon Cartridge Troubleshooting: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1537


1.Go into the printer's maintenance/tools menu and print a print quality test (i.e. heading cleaning, nozzle test or similar) to help identify which color (of number of colors) is impacted.

NOTE: To help determine which color has run out, use the following suggestions in sequence until you are able to identify the empty color: 1) Generate a Print Quality Test Page from your printer control panel; a faded color band indicates empty. 2) To distinguish between a black and photo black cartridge, print a text document and/or a photo. Faded black in a text document indicates the black cartridge is empty; faded black in a photo indicates the photo black cartridge is empty. 3) To distinguish between cyan, yellow, and magenta click here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146 A faded or missing color band indicates empty.

2.At the printer's control panel under the 'Maintenance' or 'Tools' menu, activate a 'CLEANING' or 'HEAD CLEANING' to prime the ink system. Then Run the Inkjet411 'Ink Recovery Test Print' from our Test Prints page to verify all colors are firing properly (all printers also provide some form of a Self Test page): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146

    3.Check your user's manual to see if there are any procedures on cleaning the service station/capping station assembly (this is where the carriage/cartridges 'park' when not in use). A dirty service station can cause all kinds of improper color output problems (assuming the printhead is working correctly of course). NOTE: May not be applicable for your model depending on the printer design.

    4.The Ink Absorber, if applicable depending on print model, may also be full which could also cause printing related issues (typically an error code will be displayed when the ink absorber is full)...here is a customer/yahoo response on this particular issue: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130523085451AAE1TqW
    5.Refer to our print quality support page to ensure other variables are not causing the issue such as printer driver settings or operating system device conflict, etc: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432

      6.If this does not remedy the problem, then one or more of the ink ports may be dry within the PRINTHEAD assembly (the ink cartridges physically connect to this electronic assembly). We suggest you either remove the printhead and perform a hot water flush for 2 minutes (in a sink) or using an eye-dropper, or similar, drip 5-10 milliliters (i.e. 1-2 teaspoons) of distilled water into the respective color ink port to help saturate the foam. http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2804

      7.Reinstall ink cartridges and retest.
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        8.If the problem persists, then you may have a damaged PRINTHEAD (worst case scenario), unrelated to the refilled cartridges. The printhead is a separate electronic assembly (which the cartridges are installed into) and is responsible for firing the ink drops onto the paper. Over time and based on usage this assembly will eventually fail (typically lasts ~4,000 to 5000 printed pages on avg). Refer to video on how the PRINTHEAD functions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054
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        IIT (individual ink tank-based) printer models have an electronic PRINTHEAD within the base of the carriage assembly (responsible for pulling ink from the 4, 5 or 6 ink cartridges and then firing the ink droplets onto the paper) - these will eventually fail depending on print usage type and printer duty cycle (i.e. rated for approximately 10,000 printed pages over life, but the consumer average is typically closer ~4,000-5,000 thruput pages). The printhead is replaceable and can be ordered directly from the manufacturer or www.Amazon.com . For information on how the PRINTHEAD functions, please watch the following video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054

        Typically the printhead should not reach it's end-of-life until after a minimum of 8 or more complete sets of cartridge changes. While some printheads may last 10,000+ pages others may only last 2000 pages, actual results will vary. The printhead will eventually fail in time due to an internal micro-electronics failure, due to the following leading factors: general customer print usage and printer care, printer duty cycle (i.e. # pages printed per month), printing frequency (i.e. time between each print job), print mode (i.e. draft vs. normal) and content printed (i.e. photos vs plain pages) and color mode (black and white only vs. color/greyscale printing).

        Paper types used (i.e. plain paper, photo papers & matte/heavy bond papers) and paper edge curl (i.e. duration in printer and/or exposure to low relative humidity) can also quickly lead to premature printhead failures due to physical 'head strikes' of the paper edges making repeated contact with the printhead nozzle plate surfaces.
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        CAUTION: the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from China) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors and permanent PRINTHEAD damage. We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!

        Canon 225/226 Ink Refilling Services & Additional Cautions:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1QDEDRZapY

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        For USA store ink refill locations and details on ink refill pricing:

        Costco USA Ink Refill Service (all 453+ stores): http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com

        Fry's Electronics Ink Refill Service (all 34 stores): http://www.frys.com/ads/page51

        Micro Center Ink Refill Service: http://www.microcenter.com/site/content/refill-service.aspx

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        Customers who have questions regarding the use of refilled ink cartridges can visit http://www.inkjet411.com or contact us directly at INKJET411HELP@GMAIL.COM
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