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Problem with Printer Colour

I have a Canon i860 and I am having a problem with the colour. Everything is coming out green. I have all current inks in the printer. Help!

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  • rhattem666 Dec 28, 2008

    I'm having basically the same problem. When I print photos everything in the picture that is red prints perfectly. Actual greens also print fine. The problem is with the faces. They all have this green tint to them. I've run the print head clean and deep clean. The alignment and the nozzle check. No improvement. Help!



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Hi, my name is Robert R. in Edgewood, NM and I have been trying to fix this exact same problem on my Canon i860 for the last 7 hours. Finally, I did!

First let me tell you some essentials you will need:
A large towel that you won't mind ruining
A bottle of alcohol
An eye dropper
Some cotton swabs
Some canned air
Rubber gloves

Remove the ink cartridges and then remove the printer head.
Place 3-4 drops of alcohol on each of the ink pads and then place a couple of drops of alcohol on the printer head. Let it soak for a minute and then blow air through each of the ink pads. Dry with the cotton swabs and the repeat the whole process several times until no more ink comes out when you blow through the ink pads. When you are sure that you have accomplished this make sure to dry everything with cotton swabs.

Put everything back in the printer. Run the printers cleaning operation and then test. If you did it correctly all of the colors will be back. Before I did this, all I had was black and green. Now I have all colors.

BEWARE: This is a messy operation. I didn't realize it would be and now I have ink all over my hands and work table. It will take me another hour to clean up but you can avoid this by using the large towel and rubber gloves.

Good Luck, it should work!

Robert R.
Edgewood, NM

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Hi, My name is Eram, I want to help you with this problem. First, be sure this cartridge is new, because if the cartridge its passed of the manufacturing date, it won't work properly. Secondly, if the cartridge its brand new, might be that you need to perform some printer alignment. You need then go to all programs then your program named Canon printer, then Settings and then align your printer. You also may try to print a test page. If still showing only the green color, you have to procede to re-install your printer, might be that some software conflict is happening.

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