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Canon IP3000, problem printing black

My first indication of a problem was when trying to print a photo. All the colors in the photo seemed wrong as if one of the colors wasn't printing. I ran so test patterns and it seemed ok at first but then the black became spotty. At thins point it wouldn't even print black text from my word processor. I decided to remove the print head and do a good cleaning by soaking it in a warm solution of amonia and water for a couple of hours. After reinstalling the head and printing a few test patterns, it seemed ok... but I was wrong. All black text would print very well but when printing a photo it seemed not to be printing black at all, just cyan, magenta and yellow. I did a test print from a web page to test this where there was text and pictures and got the same result.... black text looks great but photos are missing black. Wossup with this dang thing?

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Re: Canon IP3000, problem printing black

Try to change the default printer and check ...

Also try printing from other documents see if you facing the same problem

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Noting wrong with your cartridges its the unit that is controlling them. They 'fail' eventually and cause this.

Got warranty? maybe they will fix it for you free.

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often the printer 'driver' settings on your printer are set to greyscale only
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