Question about Canon i850 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

All colors print blue

Printer used to work fine. Cartridges in place with ink. Deep cleaning several times. Reinstalled driver from Canon site. Test print shows blue where red and yellow should be. Blue cartridge being drained quickly. Red and yellow remain full to the brim.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Michael Rubin Jul 02, 2007

    My printer now works fine. Solution: 1) Installed new print head. 2) Installed new cartridges.

    The tech suggested new print head. It helped somewhat. I suspected contamination from the bad print head so a changed the cartridges.

  • Emg38 Apr 16, 2008

    All of my pictures print with a bluish hue. My blue cartridge drains a t a faster rate than other cartridges.

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    When I first start up everything prints blue. I've done deep cleaning etc. Ink cartridges are new. After awhile it seems (?) that colors return to normal (I'm still testing this factor.). When I shut off for the night and turn on again then everything is blue again. Frustrating.


  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    everthing prints blue



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 103 Answers

You did the right thing. Sometimes a bad printhead or a bad cartridge will cause a leak and will damage both. Good job!

Posted on Apr 23, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Printing nice but very light

the ink may have become very old. i would suggest you to make a refill again.

Jul 30, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP90 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Canon Pixma mp780 printer will not print colors

I just bit the bullet and went out and bought Canon ink and replaced all my other Print Pal ink cartriges and my printer works like a charm again.

May 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Black not printing, other colors fine, replaced cart and deep cleaned several times, no result

Assuming genuine ink cartThis worked for me on a HP printer 1.Try print black text ,and run many copies black only. I ran 25x12 times still no black. Run head clean after about each 50 sheets. Persevered and finally BLACK ink OK
Good Luck Inkypete

May 01, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3500 Printer

1 Answer

The black ink will not print on my canon pixma ip4200

printer head problem remove ink put about ten drops of alcohol in where the ink goes in run clean cycle ten times

Mar 29, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Scanned pictures are printing with different colors

Are the ink cartridges refilled or compatible? They may be defective.
Are they installed correctly (not in the wrong slots)?
** Note that even if they are replaced it will take SEVERAL pages before the quality returns

Mar 11, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

1 Answer

Mp370 nnot printing color even after changing ink tank

take out both ink cartridges, lift up head clip and take out printhead block

stand printhead block in a shallow dish of windex overnight, rinse it off, place back in printer, replace ink cartridges

do a clean cycle

Nov 21, 2008 | Canon MultiPASS MP370 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Pixma IP4000 Printer

OK, Canon will hate me for posting this!!!!!

Remove cartridges.
Remove print head.
Go to sink or tub (stianless steel, not pastic type), pick up roll of paper towel on the way.
Fold several layers of paper towel and place on flat surface.
Run HOT water till HOT.
Turn hot water to dribble.
Run hot water through print head, careful not to wet contacts.
When water is clear coming through print head, place print head on paper towel.
Repeat process until no colour on paper towel.
DAB print head (DO NOT WIPE) inside and out to dry.
You may wish to let print head air dry overnight but I replace it after drying.
Replace print head in printer and replace cartridges.
Start printing again
I do this on all my Canon printrs every 6 months

Jun 30, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Will not print black

first of all the most important auestion is have you used compatible ink cartridges or genuine ones, because the print head clogs up with compatible ones, i really doubt that the cartridge you installed is damaged because i haven't come across this and i am a canon technician, i know this model well

Nov 02, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon i850 InkJet Photo Printer Logo

Related Topics:

142 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2068 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides