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Canon pixma ip3000inkjet printer

My printer wont print the page i wont on my pc,and i cant get any black letters to print,i,ve deep clean all colour,s but still cant print black letters,i dont think its set up right on my pc,i,ve bought new black&yellow cartridge&red&blue is ok,

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  • editacox Nov 25, 2008

    hi ginko done wat you said clean all print heads,but will not print the page on my pc wats in front of me,its printing another page thats not on my pc in front of me,

  • editacox Nov 25, 2008

    thank you ginko,my wife gone to bed {nights} im not very good on pc,can you xplane how 2 do it if you got time,if no time i,ll wait till she gets up,thank you,

  • editacox Nov 25, 2008

    hi ginko back again, cancel all documents but no black letters printed on paper,i,ve got red@blue letters on paper but no black letters again,black letters do work because it printed on page i didn,t wont due to documents on printer cue?

  • editacox Nov 25, 2008

    thank u ginko for all your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Printing cad drawings to a IR2022 but the dimensions are printed in light print. I'm trying to find a setting which I've set on other computers using this printer to tell it to print in black and white, not colour.

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The printhead is clogged.

See the following guide:

Canon iP3000/4000/5000 Printhead Cleaning Guide

If it does not work, replace the printhead: Genuine Canon Print Heads

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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