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Printer Prints but no ink

Printer says its ready to print & when its printing no ink appears on paper

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  • aeda56 Nov 08, 2008

    Printer prints, no ink on paper but no message that ink cartridge is low.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    When its printing, nothing is coming on the paper.

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rustysheriff
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SOURCE: Acts like it's printing, ink is good, but nothing prints out on paper.

Have you removed the tear off tape from top of cartridges, it lets the air in and ink flows.

Posted on May 28, 2009

southtree
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SOURCE: printer is not printing text

If the printer was unused for a week or 2 the print heads are clogged with dried up ink. You can use the maintainance tab for the printer for cleaning and nozzle check or the program below. I have been using it for several years.

This is a utility to manage your ink. Gives an accurate count of how many ink shot are left in each cartridge. The printer just told me I need a new magenta but this program says I have 13% left. It also has sepparate routines for cleaning the black and color (unfortunately not individual cartridges) and a powerful clean cycle when they are really cogged.
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Printer prints, but nothing appears on paper. Ink

if your printer is Canon, usually there are 2 possibility.
First one is the cartridge / head need replacement with a new one.
Second one is the main chip in the printer's board burned or damaged.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

JackHeath
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SOURCE: printing/ghosting ink randomly?

ghosting and Horizontal streaks are usually the toner cartridge or the drum; vertical steaks are usually the thermostat or the fuser. Before you spend a lot of money on a new fuser...If you are getting horizontal streaks or ghosting and changing the toner cartridge out fixes the issue temporarily, I suspect you just have people taking the blank pages that print out after printing and feeding them back through the printer to save paper.

The old paper picks up a charge when fed through the first time, pulls toner up the second like a magnet, and deposits the toner onto the toner drum. When the next sheet comes through, the image itself or a black line of toner can be pulled from the last sheet (or the sheet before) and is transferred over the new image. Change your toner and print several pages to the printer, see if the problem fades and goes away.

If it does, just tell people to either stop feeding the blank pages through, or to at least turn them over and put them at the bottom of the paper stack. This will give it time to dissipate the charge before feeding back through.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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SOURCE: muddy prints

I have the R2400 and the photo prints look muddy. I have tried the same picture on another printer and the colors are vibrant. Why the muddy pictures on such a nice printer?

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

nonontech
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SOURCE: Canon i560 printer. New ink cartridge. the page

This error is one of the most annoying issue. I don't mean to disappoint you, but I am only telling you the truth and in most cases, the machine needs serviced. You have only two option to try, but I can't guarantee you, honestly..

While the printer shows the error message, keep tapping the cancel/resume button and see the if this clears the message or not.

The other option is "clean the printhead", remove the print head unit from the printer and dip it in a bowl of hot water. You need not to dip the unit completely, but submerge the nozzles so that clogged ink will be cleared, wave it or use a soft brush to help cleaning the nozzles. After it's cleaned and dried, reinstall the unit and check again.

Let me know if you need further help.


Good luck
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

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