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Canon PIXMA iP4000 has five cartridges 6BLK,e3BLK,6y,6m,6c

Black inkcartridges tracks are cloggedup and canoot print Black. I have used cleaning cartridges for e3Black and all tree colour but the black does not print.

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  • ARJUN C CHEVLI Dec 09, 2008

    I have tried the cleaning cartridges to clean clogging but it did not work. Thanks.

  • joanmk_5 Dec 26, 2008

    My 3eBK cartridge print results have blank horizontal lines throughout. You recommend putting Windex in the tank and then running the cleaning process. What is the "tank"? Thank you.

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You may want to puschace and use a cleaning cartridge but positive results are not guaranteed. It depend how bad your print head is clogged.

The cost is about $5.

Google it (canon printer cleaning cartridge)

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  • yousseph1 Dec 09, 2008

    I am afraid that you might need a new print head if the cleaning cartridge did not work.

    Please note that I did not purchase the cleaning cartridge instead I filled up my tank with Windex ( yes Windex) using a needle to fill the tank but then make sure to seal it using a glue or tape. My printer worked fine after I did 3 cleaning then 1 deep cleaning. Good luck.

    BTW are you using original canon ink because some people have issue not using the original canon ink. Mine is using none canon ink actually I am using edible ink ( The worst ink you can use to print and the best way to damage your print head fast but I must use it for my bakery shop).

    Good luck using Windex because it worked with me ( no joke).




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