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Printer will not print black ink

Even with a new black cartridge, my printer will not print any black text. The printer is 4+ years old and has worked fine, but suddenly started having problems.

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  • sashy Nov 21, 2007

    The printer is not printing black ink. Running the nozzle check operation resulted in missing black pattern. Many attempts of deep cleaning did not result in any improvement.

  • bjbs2 Mar 20, 2008

    My Canon i850 printer will not print black ink. I have run the deep clean several times but it still won't print. Anybody know what is causing this? I put in a new cartridge and it still will not print.

  • freddie96 Mar 24, 2008

    fitted new print head ANS all new CANON cartridges and nothing will print. Any thoughts as deep cleaning still produces balnk pages

  • freddie96 Mar 29, 2008

    Cleaned ink soak pads, fitted new print head, fitted new Canon inks, deep cleaned etc and nothing will print

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    Black and white test prints some lines and not others. Changed black cartridge but it still does not work. Colored photos seem to print fine. Tried changing printer set up but it still does not work.

  • bolan3022 Aug 10, 2008

    black ink doesnt print. all other colors do

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Exactly the same problem with black not printing on the Canon i850. Changing the paper type from Plain Paper to something else does seem to fool it into printing, however. A hassle but at least it works....

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    Prints but does not really print, even witha new blackink catridge!

  • William McGill Apr 10, 2018

    Thanks for the tip! It worked for me.

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Chewbacca08's solution gave me an idea. I set the print setting to photos paper (even though I was trying to print on plain paper) and IT WORKED. It's worth a shot before you trash a perfectly good printer.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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I had the exact same problem, so I changed the paper type (in printer options) from plain to "photo". Now the black text is printing fine. And it is using the black text cartridge to do so. Sensitive little printer huh? The Canon i850 is suposed to be a photo printer, so I think that is how Canon attempts to justify black text printing NOT being a default mechanism. Still though! Pretty hard to believe that they wouldn't predict this usage situation and make it a default. Good luck Draeden. Canon- your market research people are fired!

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Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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    fabulouslyfi Nov 21, 2012

    great advice. tried it and guess what you saved me some dough. thanks dude.

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Pop out the printer head by pushing in on tab in front, lift up holder and remove head. I soaked it in rubbing alcohol--just enough to cover screens, about 5 min. Rinse with water till clear, dry and reinstall--Worked great!

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Jcallepi Aug 31, 2010

    It's work for my printer Thanks

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Your printer might be set different than plain paper setting. We had the same problem when ours was set for photo glossy plus while using plain paper.

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Time for a new printer then me thinks take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

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I had the same problem. My color cartridges printed fine, but the black did not print -- just blank. I called Cartridge World and they suggested the problem could be a clogged line. They recommended a nozzle rocket cartridge, sort of a "Drano" for print cartridges. I brought in my black cartridge and they dumped the black ink and filled it with a cleaning solution (at no cost). I placed this back into the printer and proceeded to start printing multiple pages in black in order to allow the solution to move through the lines and break up any clogs. It took about 30 pages, but the light gray color finally began to come through (it should look light gray, not black). I was told to try and use the entire cartridge before replacing with a regular black ink cartridge. Worked great!

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Also had this trouble with my Canon MP370 so changed the paper type to phototype glossy and it works - thanks so much!! Think I will be able to load this so I don't have to set it every time.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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I was having the same problem, but i resolved it by going into properties and changin from printing in color to black ink only. it worked immediately..hope this helps! =]

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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I have a z600 that i use. If not used for about a month the ink does clog the print nozzles and eventually ink cartridge does dry out. To avoid this even if i dont have to print anything I run a diagnostics test that prints out a nozzle aligment test every two weeks.The great thing about this is that it uses very little ink.You can find this test in your software that was provided by Lexmark. This will keep your nozzles cleaned and you will notice this helps extend the life of your cartridge.

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I had the same problem. My color cartridges printed fine, but the black did not print -- just blank. I called Cartridge World and they suggested the problem could be a clogged line. They recommended a nozzle rocket cartridge, sort of a "Drano" for print cartridges. I brought in my black cartridge and they dumped the black ink and filled it with a cleaning solution (at no cost). I placed this back into the printer and proceeded to start printing multiple pages in black in order to allow the solution to move through the lines and break up any clogs. It took about 30 pages, but the light gray color finally began to come through (it should look light gray, not black). I was told to try and use the entire cartridge before replacing with a regular black ink cartridge. Worked great!

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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go through the step-by-step solution and repair procedure on Kodak's site. Click on the first item on this list:

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=7269&pq-locale=en_US&hidefocus=false

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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call dell tech department

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On the printer
Press Menu > Clean Printhead

Try to print > If same result > Then call Kodak 18004216699 and order a free printhead

The nozzels on the printhead are blocked

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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