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Try removing the print head again, removing the ink and re-cleaning the print head. Once it has been cleaned leave it to air dry for a few days before returning it to your printer and make sure the ink cartridges are fully clipped in. Let me know how you get on.
sorry, no solution for you, just letting know I am having the exact same problem. day before it was fine, next day, it did not print a thing. tries your solutions too. if you found an answer, would be good to know. happened about 3 days ago.
Try reinstalling the printer, as it sounds like a driver problem. This shouldn't happen, but occasionally the drivers get corrupted. And refilled cartridges certainly don't help, and may continue to give trouble even when replaced with OEM ones. Have you tried turning the printer completely off - disconnecting the power lead, for a few minutes? That sometimes clears things.
Sorry I was out of town today for a doctor's appointment in the big city.
We can figure this out and get you fixed if you are willing to work through this with me.
First, I need to know just a few things.
Lets start with how your printer is connected to your computer. Is this connected using a USB cable? Forgive me, but I'm not sure what your level of knowledge is so I don't me to patronize you. A USB cable is small and round. A paralelle cable is much thinker and round and connects to the pinkish red port on your computer whereas the USB inserts into a thin rectangular plug.
This information is quite important if you downloaded and installed the software yourself.
If your printer has two cartridges, one for black and the other color and you are only getting some blue ink That would be indicitive of your color cartridge being dried up.
When you state the ink was replaced a few days ago, this is the black ink? Yes? Can you open up the cover and the cartridges move to the center for removal do that. If it doesn't is there a function button you press to Change Ink? In either case, do this and remove the black cartridge, and bear with me here, check to ensure you've actually removed the clear tape from the bottom of the black cartridge. This happens all the time so if you wouldn't mind checking this I'd appreciate that and with that information and the type of cable you use to connect to your computer I can get you back in business by end of the day or night, tomorrow.
I run about 100+ canon printers from s800 up to the new ip4500. I have met and solved almost every problem I find described on the web. Your problem with the disappearing yellow ink can be only one thing. The ink cartridge has not been sealed after you injected the ink. If there is even the smallest avenue for air to get into the cartridge it will allow the ink to flow very rapidly back out of the cartridge and into the waste ink pads in the bottom of the printer. You won't be able to see a puddle of ink under the printer until much later when you have done many cleanings or installed many leaky cartridges.
They would rather you buy a new one. You may try try following number, it to is Dell repair. *For prices and availability on spare parts for this system call 1-800-357-3355.
It is a critical piece that is broken.
Let me know what happens.