Question about Canon MultiPASS MP390 All-In-One InkJet Printer
This was working fine prior to changing the black ink cartridge on my Canon MP390 multipass scanner/printer, then it stopped printing. I have tried all the cleaning techniques and have changed the black cartridge 3 times to no avail. It prints in color fine, it just won't print from the black cartridge. HELP. Thanks, Elle
I just ran into a similar issue with my MP390. Actually both the color and black inks were not printing very well. I would get very inconsistent printing. Fixed the problem very easily and quickly as follows: On the top of each print cartridge, there is a small hole. Remove the print head (lift the gray bar at the front of the print head and lift out the print head) with the cartridges still in place. Holding the print head over a piece of paper/paper towel, blow into the holes on the top of the cartridges (either directly or using a straw/tube of some kind). You should get ink coming out of the botton of the print head, both color and black. Replace and print head and test print.
Posted on Jun 08, 2007
Excellent solution. May want to run the maintenance clean head action from the printer menu on the printer and also print a horizontal line test page to make sure the heads are aligned properly.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
What a trick, even Canon does not know about the straw system, it WORKED and appreciate.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Wow! If only I'd read this solution before trying all the other methods to clean the printhead and then buying a new one (which subsequently didn't work anyway). Thanks for a brilliant hint, you're a star!
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
Thank you - I had tried everything I the book said. Was looking into a new printer
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
Thank you! I'd tried all my 'tricks' and was researching buying a new printer.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
The straw trick worked brilliantly and so simple - thanks a million for the solution to a very frustrating problem.
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
Thanks a million! It fixed my MP390 which wasn't printing or black photocopying.
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
Thank you very much iy worked
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
Take out the printhead---remove both cartriges---cover the whole printhead for 15 minutes in rubbing alcohol---be sure it is 100% clean and dry---reinstall with good cartrigee---Mine now works!
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
Same here id been surfing the net looking for an answer to this problem for 2 hours and i tried this and it worked waheyyyyyyyyyyyy
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
It worked! That was wonderful. I've been working on this for an hour. Thank you!
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY CANON MULTIPASS C530. TRIED YOU METHOD AND IT WORKED GREAT. MANY THANKS.AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A STRAW.
Posted on Aug 09, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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