Re: I just changed my cartridges and now it won't print.
If the status monitor has red 'X' on the carts then take each out and wipe your finger over the chip, 1 finger for one chip - dont reuse the same finger. reinstall them and try again - if that dont work change them for new -
NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY ITS BOTH EPSON AND COMPATABLES THAT HAVE THIS PROBLEM
- had epson printers and used compatables for around 8yrs with no real problem (till now - see my post!)
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Try to re-insert the color cartridge into the printer and make sure it is properly seated in the cartridge carrier.
If that doesn't help, try to clean the print nozzles. Please follow the steps below:
1. Press Copy.
2. Press Options until Maintenance appears on the display.
3. Press the right arrow until Clean Cartridges appears on the display.
4. Press Select. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
5. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved.
Most of the Canon printers form the PIXMA iP series block printing when one of the cartridges is empty.
You have some options:
1) change the cartridges (with original or compatible)
2) buy a chip resetter and reset the empty cartridges chip so they can cheat the printer that they are full. This way you will clog the nozzles of your print head and the printer will become useless and won't print.
That's why I suggest you to but even cheap compatible cartridges and replace them.
Hope this helps.
if the unit has been working properly for sometime and then suddenly stopped printing anything... you might try to perform a maintenance cleaning on your unit... this is caused by clogged nozzles which stops the printer to withdraw ink from its tank.... best way is to perform a headcleaning process for sometime.... if it still persist, reseat the ink cartridges... if it still does not work... try spraying the nozzle with wd40.... let it dry for 1 hr or 2.. if it still persist and the process is the same... im a afraid that we may need to have your printer serviced.... hope this helps you out...
well changing the cartridges will not effect anything to the printer but the duration taken for replacement will. As in epson if you leave the printer without cartridges will clog the head nozzles. Did you remove the cartridges and turned off the printer and left idle for sometime? if yes then follow the instructions below
Print nozzle check test print to know which nozzles are not working
Head cleaning from the printer software. 3. Perform step 1 again to see the difference after cleaning
Then you have to take the print head out of the printer and clean the nozzles by using hot water in the Syringe and blowing the derbies out of the nozzles.
Chances are the problem is that you haven't removed the travel plugs that allow air into the reservoir part of your CIS. This is vital because the air needs to replace ink used up in printing and if it can't do this the air creates something of a vacuum that holds back the ink.
Also worth checking that you haven't got any crimped (folded) tubing or clamps that are still engaged that shouldn't be.
Canon i250. Instructions on this website solved the problem of flashing green and orange lights, but now the black won't print. Changed ink cartridges, but still no print. Did a diagnostic nozzle check, and the black DID print. What do I do now?