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Black ink cartridge

Since replacing my black ink cartridge my printer will not print the black portion

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  • dory_duh Mar 13, 2009

    yeah mine wont work either. i replaced the ink cartridge and it now wont print black. i have cleaned the printer heads and it still wont print. this has happened before and i had to get a new printer and i dont want to have to do it again!!

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Print head maybe blocked and needs cleaning.

I stumbled on an ebay seller who is selling cleaning solution for print heads. Canon print heads are removable without special tools.

I gave mine a clean with metho, as I figured that it could not get any worse and I got the gist that I was going to have to replace the printer anyway.

I cleaned it with metho (just the bottom of the print head) and ran the clean print head function twice from maintenance and it is not working perfectly.

I do recommending taking this advice with caution as I do not know if this process could cause further damage or not work.

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Try clean the cartridge nozzles and printers ones aswell.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: new cartridge won't print

  1. Make sure you removed the tape from the ink cartridge.
  2. Press the <Menu> button on the printers operation panel.

  3. Press the left [<] or right [>] arrow buttons to select [MAINTENANCE].

  4. Press the <Set> button.

  5. Press [<] or [>] to select the cleaning setting you want. Select [HEAD CLEANING] for normal print head cleaning. Select [HEAD REFRESHING] for deep print head cleaning.

    Note: [HEAD REFRESHING] uses more ink than [HEAD CLEANING], so perform [HEAD REFRESHING] only when necessary.

  6. Press <Set>.

  7. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and perform at least two Head Refreshing if the pattern is not correct.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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