Question about Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer
Have cleaned and deep cleaned many times and neither of my black ink cartridges will work. i haven't used the printer for 5 months since i moved overseas, and it worked fine before. i'm using two sets of brand new canon inks and neither will work for black even though the color ones are fine. when i go to do printer alignment no black prints.
It would appear that the print head is blocked. Try removing the print head and placing the bottom of the print head in a shallow tray of warm water- this should free up the ink dried oin the head outlets. If this does not help you may try a syringe(at least 10ml) with a shortrubber tube large enough to cover the black inlet at the top of the head. Fill the syringe with cold water, place the rubber end over the black inlet at the top of the head -HOLD firmly against the inlet)and try to injet the water through the head- be careful you are over a sink or the ink will go everywhere. If many thin streams of black flow from the bottom of the head it is probably cleared. Put the print head back in the computer and print using the print head clean function. If you can get the black to flow - you often need to give it a good workout. I have found if you create a large black reactangle in a document and print it several times this help to get the print head printing properly.
If all this fails you may be able to get some - head cleaner that unblocks print heads - these have been advertised on the net but I have not used them and I canot tell you whether they work.
In some situation - none of this works.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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