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PIXMA ip3000 printer is printing yellow instead of red

Starting yesterday my printer that has had no problems previously started printing yellow ink on documents that should have been red. Both the yellow and red ink cartridges have been replaced and it is still happening. Is there a way to fix this?

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  • riddell652 Dec 23, 2008

    Help! It only prints yellow now! All cartridges are full. My computer is an iBook. AAAARGH!

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I began having this problem several weeks ago. My "red roses" were yellow when I printed them. I cleaned all of the nozzles, rollers, etc as suggested by my users guide. I even replaced some of the colors. However, I decided to check the print head. I released the print holder, pulled out the magenta ink and cleaned the print head with a q-tip soaked in alcohol. Then I decided to clean the other print heads. Now my red is as it should be.
I am a novice at this, so you have probably done this already. I did not want to go to the expense of buying new print heads.
Good luck! Flo

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Clean the ink cartridge contacts with a moist tissue or glass/LCD cleaner clothe. Do the same on the printer cartridge holders. Do this gently and carefully avoiding further damages to your printer and it's cartridges.
Declog print heads using denatured alcohol for an hour or two or head cleaning agents available at any ink refilling stations. You can use a suction device included in the refill kit.
Try using another cartridge of the same type by borrowing from a friend, relative or member of the family and see if the problem still occurs.
Try removing the printer driver, restart computer then reinstall driver so that the default settings will be restored. If it still exist, you can google for iptool software and try resetting it's EPROM.
If the problem still exists, you need to go to the nearest service center.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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