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Canon 1960 Won't print black. New Cartridge installed. Have used "clean head" function, twice to no avail

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  • heatherszy Jan 04, 2009

    The printer will not print black. Steps taken to correct have included cleaning, deep cleaning, print head alignment as well as changing the black printer cartridge. Colors seem to print OK.

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SOURCE: canon pixma mp780 - vertical line on printing

Not sure if this will help but there is a small glass panel to the left of your flatbed scanner- this must be clean or else I get a black vertical line in my printing.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

danasaur
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SOURCE: black has stopped altogether

He says he replaced the cartridge twice. Possibly (most likely if it is an iP90 since after-market versions are rare) these WERE the OEM Canon cartridges! Therefore, the head assembly (a separate component, that holds the iP90 cartridges) is obviously the problem. Do this: I have written this for the Canon iP90. Generally, this will work for any printer that has print heads that are SEPARATE from ink cartridges. For example, older B/W BJ2 family Canon/Apple StyleWriter printers have ink cartridges that INCORPORATE the print head into the cartridge -so this will NOT work on them! (although I once succeeded in cleaning the heads, it was VERY messy and took several days, then required another trick thereafter). Also be aware that this is for B/W or Color printers that use water vehicle (water based) inks only (most are water-based, but some printer inks are alcohol, oil or acetone based). The appropriate vehicle/solvent must be used, and the WRONG solvent can damage heads! (for example, using water, alcohol or acetone for cleaning oil based ink cartridges can be disastrous). RESEARCH your ink "base" first, if you do not know what it is! iP90 Head Cleaning by DanaSaur: 1 These ink cartridges are grey. Remove both cartridges. 2 Now remove the head assembly that held the cartridges (black, with 3 small round seals and one large seal) (consult manual, in NEW setup sections, if still uncertain how). DO NOT TOUCH ANY PART OF THE SMALL WHITE PAD BENEATH THE ASSEMBLY. 3 Now take this whole assembly ONLY, (it is 4.5cmx5cm, 1.5inx2.0in) and drop it into a small container of warm water. DEFINE WARM: Think of a range between a "baby bottle" (slightly above body temp) up to any temp that does NOT cause pain/discomfort to the underside of your wrist!) Let it soak 30 minutes. 4 Take a NEW, CLEAN, SOFT toothbrush, dip it in warm water, and GENTLY clean the small components on the white pad below, AND the 4 seals inside the head assembly. 5 Rinse everything (even toothbrush) in warm water, under a faucet, until all items are clean (no color appears in water). 6 Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 above (but can use the same toothbrush) This time though, leave assembly in water 2-3 hours, keeping it warm (replace water every 20 minutes or so). 7 Rinse everything again, as in 5 above, gently tap off excess water (DO NOT TAP WHITE PAD FLAT AGAINST ANYTHING -ONLY CORNERS) 8 Set assembly white side down, yet tilted on a corner with a pen or clean 0.5-1cm object, on a smooth, clean surface in a closet (or other isolated environment, to avoid dust/lint etc). 9 Set a small piece of tissue wadded up and soaked with water, in the same closet (but not too close to head assembly). This will be your "advanced, high-tech, moisture level gauge" :) 9. Allow the tissue to COMPLETELY DRY... even to its core! When this has happened (may take several hours -or day in colder weather) the head assembly is dry enough to re-install in the printer. 10 Install cartridges (may be best for you to buy new ones, sorry). Let them gravity flow with natural capillary attraction for a few hours (or allow a day if room is cool/cold). Always keep printer lid CLOSED to avoid drying out ink/clogging heads or capturing dust/lint from atmosphere. 11 run head cleaning process as many times as it takes to re-saturate heads with ink. 12. Now, after doing all these steps faithfully, if printer has not started working, you let the heads dry out way too long, or contaminated them with touch (skin oil) or the wrong solvents. You will need to BUY a new head assembly. Bend over bud, this is what gets Canon accountants ****! This is why they offer cheap printers -to extort obscene amounts of money when you need parts :)

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK

remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

komguy
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SOURCE: canon i960 won't print black

You'll need a new printhead, once they plug that bad nothing gets them clean again. Make sure the tape is off the top of the cartridge as well

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: The black ink won't print on my canon iP5200.

Try removing the cartridge and cleaning the cartridge contacts in the printer with a cotton swab dampened with isopropyl alcohol. When the contacts are dry, lightly scrub them with a white pencil eraser (the red ones are too coarse and may cause more problems), then wipe clean with a dry cotton swab.

If that doesn't help, open up the printer and find the other end of the ribbon cable connected to the print head carrier. There is often some sort of locking clamp on that connector. Unlock it, pull out the ribbon cable and clean the contacts on that end, then reassemble. (The lock may be a sliding sleeve around the cable (it only comes out about a millimeter) or a flip-up plate. If there is nothing like that, the cable is a friction fit and pulls out with a small amount of force. Some very cheap printers use a permanently attached connection).

Explanation: It is possible that there is a second drive voltage to the print heads that isn't connecting, but its failure doesn't prevent normal communications to the cartridge using the logic level voltage.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My epson sx515w wont print black

Hi,
Please clean the print head to resolve the issue.Open the link below then click on any of the link to get the instructions as per your OS name like Windows or MAC etc....


http://www.epson.co.uk/Store/Printers-and-All-in-Ones/Epson-Stylus-SX515W/Drivers-Support?target=article&extn=.html&articleId=1085

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

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Hi, I am having a problem with my relatively new canon ip100. Since I installed new cartridge for black ink, when I run the test of nozzle it shows that black print head needs cleaning: missing parts lines...


Welcome to FixYa!

Here are my suggestions:

Confirm that the Ink Tank is installed properly.
If the ink tanks are not loaked into place, the will not be supplied to the print head.
Remove tape from the
The ink tank requires air to flow through it so ink can move from the reservoir to the print heads.
Confirm there is no orange tape across the top of the ink tank.

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Try to use other Black Ink Cartridge. The cartridge might be defective.

I hope this helps.
Thank you for using FixYa.
Keep me posted.
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I have the same problem but mine is with a canon mp190. also says E5 error on lcd and 2,114,0 eror when i try and scan. what can i do


According the Canon the error code means this:

E, 4/ E, 5 The FINE Cartridge cannot be recognized

The FINE Cartridge may not be installed properly, or the Cartridge may not be compatible with this machine. Open the Scanning Unit (Cover), and then make sure that the FINE Cartridges are installed properly and that the installed FINE cartridges are compatible with the machine.
If the error is not resolved, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact your Canon Service representative.
The "fine cartridge" means the black printing cartridge. The black should be installed on the left and the color on the right.

Double check to make sure your cartridges are installed on the correct sides.

After verifying that they are on the appropriate sides, then turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source.

Remove and reinstall the black cartridge.

Plug the printer back in and turn it on. If the error code is still there, press the menu button and scroll using the arrows until you see the "maintenance" area on your printers display. Then press enter or "ok". Continue scrolling until you find the "clean print heads" function and then again press enter or "ok" Follow the instructions and clean the print heads at least two times.

If the cartridge is full and installed correctly, the according to Canon the print heads have trapped old ink in them and this could be cloggin the ink flow. Cleaning the print heads should solve that problem. If you still get the error code after cleaning the print heads a couple times then I suggest contacting Canon for a possible warranty repair.

Good luck!

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I was printing the other day and each page got lighter and lighter and now it doesn't print anything in black. There's ink in it and I turned off the printer. What else do I need to do to get it to print...


How long has it been since you printer prior to the other day ? If you do not use your printer for some time, the ink will dry out even if it's a new cartridge. 

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Hi there,

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You need to send into repair in any canon autorized service center.

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pincer



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hi... it might be that you need some time to let the ink absorb into the pads in the print heads ... this can take between a few hours and a day... Must be frustrating to deep clean three times and just seem that you are wasting ink cartridges, my "solution" would be to give it time or possibly clean the print heads manually.. hope it will solve it out..

thank u!!

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Possibly the printer head needs replacing. That's the actual black 'box' the inks fit in. I've generally found they last no longer than about 18 months. You can try cleaning the contacts with an alcohol pad before forking out the $50 odd dollars it costs for a new head. If you have some time on your hands you could also try reinstalling the drivers - http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=SupportDetailAct&fcategoryid=232&modelid=8740 Good luck

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