Question about Canon MultiPASS F50 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Canon Multipass F50 Printer

The black ink port on the printer is not drawing ink. The cartridge is full but the ink is not being pulled. I have used a swab to clean the area but that has not helped. Also, I have purchased a new ink cartridge and this did not work either. Is there something else that I might try to do.

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  • Chip60 Jan 25, 2008

    F50 prints in the color mode but does not print black ink. I have used warm water to soak the print head but the problem remains.

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    Our F50 will not print with the black ink . We have removed the cartridge and cleaned the area with alcohol. Will try soaking it in warm water

  • woooka Feb 24, 2008

    my printer only prints green and black, no yellow or magenta..can anyone help?

  • Stacey Tollison
    Stacey Tollison Apr 20, 2008

    my printer wont draw the black ink and after cleaning and reinstalling the cartridges I went to align the print heads and the alarm light continues to flash and the printer wont align. Since I cleaned the print heads I am getting no ink at all when i print. I was getting the other colors?

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem! It won't print in black at all, but it will in blue ink.

  • doggyfire836 Mar 09, 2009

    I soaked the area where the ink comes out and ran water through the black ink hole but nothing happened. I still can't print in black and now it says that one of my inkjets are empty when it is clearly full. I've changed the ink twice now and I don't want to change it again. It's like throwing money into the ocean! What do I do???



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I have a Canon Multipass F80 which sometimes has this problem, especially if I haven't been using it for awhile. Usually what works, I take out the printhead, removing the cartridges first. Get a shallow dish of hot water and soak the area where the ink is emitted until the old ink has been soaked off, also, will swab with alcohol to hasten the process, repeat a couple of times until the water is clear. Dry well, make sure the cartridges you reinstall are not "old" so they will still flow ok. Usually this solves the problem. By the way, I would rather do this than by a new cheapy, because this printer will accept 3rd party cartridges. The new printers with the "chip" will not use 3rd part cartridges.

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The printhead might be clogged. you can try to execute cleaning into the printer driver utility. notify me if this solves your problem or not.

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