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Re: colour/black cartridge is rejected
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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AS far as I know you cannot put a black cartridge in the place of a colour cartridge it has to be a colour one. Check your printer properties to see if you can set your printer to work in black only, if you can then set it to black but leave the empty colour cartridge in place. This works for my 1800. Give it a try.
Printing black through color mixing is very expensive!
Remove the cartridges and print head.
Make a moxture of 15-20% ammonia and warm water solution.
Soak the head for an hour then completely dry it ,especially the electrical contacts.
Run a cleaning cycle and see if your nozzle check pattern improves.
If so run another clean and recheck or soak it again.
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The BJC-55 takes 2 different types of print heads. And also a scanner head, that snaps into the same place and turns the printer into a scanner.
One print head is a Canon BC-11E. It has 2 ink tanks in it. 1 black and 1 tri-color. It prints in full color or black
The other print head is a BC-10. It prints only in black. But the ink yank holds 4 times the black ink of the BC-11E. It is very popular with business travelers who print only documents. The printer works about twice as fast with it. And replacing ink is a lot cheaper.
The scan head is called an IS-12.
Prices range from 40 to 60 dollars in supply stores ( Staples, etc)