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CANON MG5310 NOT PRINTING MAGENTA

NOT PRINTING MAGENTA AFTER SEVERAL HEAD CLEANS , IT STARTS BUT DOES NOT PRINT CONSISTENTLY.

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Do use genuine brother ink for testing: If you're lucky the filter in front of the nozzles (which is part of the printhead) is not clogged. Do the power cleaning twice: power up. push menu then start mono then four times arrow up. machine will display maintenance. push arrow up several times til 7 is displayed then Enter then arrow up til 6 is displayed. Push Enter. push arrow up til 3 then Enter: P cleaning_all Push start/mono. After machine has finished maintenance will be displayed. push arrow up til 0 (zero) then enter then puh arrow up til 9. machine will print a test sheet. Repeat procedure above if no good result. After three times without success the printhead is clogged due to wrong ink. ...and do use dye-ink only for brother printers (pigmented ink will clog the filter!)

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother DCP-130C refuses to print the magenta ink

If you don't print at least once a month, you will clog the machine. You unfortunately have to get it fixed by a professional or get a new printer. Sorry!

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer will not use the magenta color

I had the same problem. It is most likely that your print head nozzles are clogged. Your choices are to attempt to manually clean them, or order a new print head from Canon.

Attempt the manual cleaning at your own risk, this doesn't always work. When it does not work, it means your print head is damaged.

To maually clean the print head. Printer cover up (so you can get to the cartridges and print head). Turn the Printer Off. Remove all the cartridges (I put each cartridge in a separate zip lock bag). Then flip up the lever and remove the print head.
Now heat (don't boil) distilled water (Iused a good sized cook pan and a plastic measuring cup to pour the water). Find a container you can soak the print head in (I used a deep alluminum baking pan). Pour the hot (not boiling) distilled water over the print head molding where the cartridges seat down (hold the printhead over your diposable alluminum pan). Then dunk the molded print head part into the pan numerous times. When the water gets dark change it (be carefuill not to stain the sink). Then slowly pour the hot distilled over the print head (opposite side from where the cartidges seat in). Eventually no ink will be in the water. Set the print head on a dry paper towel, and let it dry for 24 hours or longer. Reinstall the print head, then the catridges. If it worked, your true colors will return. It make take up to 15-20 photos to get all the ink catridges flowing-be patient. You can also just wait 24 hours after re-installing the cartridges, and hopefully it will take less photos to see the correct color match.

Never keep printing when a cartridge is low or out.
Print a few prints every week. Not printing for weeks causes the printheead and the ink flow to clog!

Good luck. I just recovered my S820 and my i900D using the above cleaning method. Like everything else, your mileage may vary! It cost me $1.29 for distilled water and about an hours worth of time!

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon i9900 prints no color after installing a new print head

Yes, it should be done by a tech, authorized or not, its the experience that matters. A purge unit can run a lot less than the print head, around $30-40.

The whole thing really needs to be cleaned and primed and this is where the experience matters. As you have something in the neighborhood of at least $400 invested in this printer already and probably more than that, you have to carefully weigh two things. Will this likely be a money pit of a printer? Answer: very well could be, frankly. Second: would a different printer give me more satisfaction? Yes, an Espon RX Stylus Photo series would. We don't see many users with problems on the Epson RX Stylus Photo series that's a design flaw. We DO see Canons all day all the time.

So, do you want to walk away from an expensive lesson and get a better machine or not? Only you can answer this. I think I would charge $125 to work on your printer plus parts so in the long run you'll be way over the $500 price point to have a working printer, probably much more than that. You can find an Epson RX Multi Function printer around the internet for very competitive prices. An Epson RX 680 Stylus Photo runs around $200.

If this answers your question please don't rate it Helpful. Thanks, help is what we do. If this answers your questions. I'm happy to have fixed your question.

Feel free to ask any other questions you may have. You can use the comment box below.

Thanks,
Worldvet

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a brother DCP-135c printer. the magenta ink not printing

The process to get to the print head will take you approx. 1 hour. Without being trained on it, there is a high failure rate upon completion.

The Scanner assembly needs to be taken off. Harness Cables for the Scanner need to be removed.The Upper Case Assembly needs to be taken off. Printhead casing and printhead tubing calbes need to be removed, printhead mainboard needs to be removed, and then you have access to the printhead.

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yep, print head needs proper clean, here it is.
OK, Canon will hate me for posting this.

1. Remove ink cartridges
2. Remove print head
3. go to sink or tub (stainless steel, not plastic type), pick up a roll of paper towel on the way.
4. Fold several layers of paper towel and place on flat surface.
5. Run hot water until HOT!
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7. Run the dribbling hot water through print head, be careful not to wet the gold contacts.
8.When water running through print head is clear, place print head on paper towel.
9. Repeat number 7 and 8 until no colour shows on paper towel.
10. Gently DAB print head (DO NOT WIPE) inside and out with dry paper towel until dry.
11. I normally replace print head after drying, but you may wish to let it air dry overnight.
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