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Canon iP90 will not print black text - it will print any other color text. When I print a test page - it only prints the small flag top left page. I have done a deep cleaning - three times. I have replaced the black ink - when I took the old one out it was damp and black when I touched the sponge - do not think it was out. Help! Thank you, Karen

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  • Karen Strube Dec 16, 2008

    Thank you!

  • davidbenz Jan 18, 2009

    My Canon ip90 prints everyting except black. Can anyone help me with this?

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Hi i think the print head has some kind of heater element its incredibly complex you could try a new printer head but anything beyond that is reverse engineered for a reason as with most things they dont want you to repair things there is no way of testing a microchip ,my ip90 would,nt print black after i changed the cartridge i cleaned the printer head with lighter fuel but still no print----time for ebay

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Hi karen,
If you are sure that the ink is present, there two other possibilities: Purge unit work properly so the ink cannot flow down from ink tank or Logic board of you printer is faulty.

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Hope you problem sorts itself out soon - take care

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