Question about Canon S400 InkJet Printer
I'm at a loss. The black and yellow ink prints, but the blue and pink don't. I've gone through all the maintenance steps and have cleaned the metal discs (at the bottom where you snap in the cartridges) with alcohol as well as taken out all the ink cartridges to make sure that the ink is coming through. The blue and pink are new cartridges just purchased and ink is definitely coming through. I've snapped all the cartridges back in place, but over and over again, just the black and yellow print out ... no blue or pink. What is the problem? What else can I do to make the color come through? It's interesting that the color comes through on the cartridges on either end, but the two in the middle are the ones not printing.
The nozzles have gone bad...it needs to be serviced or replaced...i appreciate your efforts yoy put in to fix the problem thats best we can do after all its a machine.if the printer is in warranty contact the manufacturer.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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In most cases the printer driver software can have errors while being in use or is shut down. So to reset remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and then connect the Printer to be detected as a new hardware as it will be installed. Now check the printer properties to see the ink levels.
Activate head cleaning before a test is taken . Sometimes it is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the PC command or can be an issue with ink drying or poor ink cartridge contacts. Sometimes the power supply unit must be checked as a poor SMPS unit can deliver low voltage and cause issues to the printer function. Check all the leads and connections of the mother board , the tags to the ink cartridge. Also check the mechanical settings of the ink cartridge , if jammed or tight remove motor and manually free the drive before it is set back.
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