My printer has two black ink cartridges. It is using the CLI-8BK cartidge and my copies are light. What is the difference between this cartridge and the larger black PGI-5BK cartridge? How do you tell the printer which cartridge to use? I've look at the on-line manual and can't find anything regarding this.
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First, make sure you have the right ink cartridges. Here are the right codes: CLI-8BK and PGI-5BK for black, Yellow - CLI-8Y, Magenta - CLI-8M, Cyan - CLI-8C.
If the ink lamp is off then an ink tank error has occurred. Try to remove the ink tank and re-seat it. Make sure you removed the plastic cover on the ink tank. If nothing helped, you need to replace the faulty ink tank.
Error U071 : More than one ink tank of the following color is installed. U071.
Action : Confirm that the ink tanks are installed in the appropriate positions.
The machine will not print if the wrong type of ink tank is used, or if it is installed in the incorrect position.
Be sure to install the ink tanks in the correct order. The proper arrangement from the left is Black (CLI-8BK), Black (PGI-5BK), Yellow (CLI-8Y), Magenta (CLI-8M), Cyan (CLI-8C).
The printer use big PGI-5bk cartridge to print documents and text.When you print photos or some other pictures printer use small CLI-8bk cartridge because this cartridge has a photo ink.If you print text and it print blank page that mean the nozzle on PGI-5 cartridge is clogged.Try cleaning test on maintenance menu on printer.
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THE INK CARTRIDGES : This multifunction printer is compatible with all of the following ink cartridges. Here is a list of these cartridges and how they you can get them:
PGI-5 Pigment Black CLI-8Bk Black CLI-8C Cyan CLI-8M Magenta CLI-8Y Yellow
All of the ink cartridges are easy to install and/or replace; all you have to do is keep the printer ON, then open the cover it will come in the position and then unlock the cartridge which allows you to remove and replace the cartridge.
These cartridges cost any where between $10 and $15 each. But if you want a good deal, I would suggest purchasing your ink supplies from Costco Wholesale as they provide good prices on packages.
1st step: Press and hold the Stop/reset button for 5-10 sec then release. I
f ot working then use a Qtip and moisture (not wet) it with water. Cleans the chip gently and re-insert it back and redo the 1st step.
There are 2 types of black cartridge, CLI-8Bk Black Ink Tank & PGI-5 Pigment Black Ink Tank. These must be installed in the correct order as below. Have you replaced a black cartridge & perhaps used a different type?
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