My Canon Faxphone B640 prints a 'test page' fine. But when copying, it starts to print a solid black page. I have to 'stop' it before it uses up all the ink in the cartridge. I have removed/reinstalled the cartridge and unplugged and plugged back in. It still wants to make the page black and it still prints a great test page.
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If you can print the nozzle test then that proves most of the electronics, it could be the driver is screwed.
Since you can get something out that is intelligent e.g. the larger font lettering then it is processing the file sent to it.
By that I mean rasterising it, converting it to dots of ink, so it can print onto the page as the heads moves back and forth.
Why not try another computer and connect your printer to that one, or try a different file, or even send it a file you've printed successfully in the past before you started to have this problem.
Hi, You might want to read the bulletin below before using that machine. Hope that helps. Lbcoaster
An electrical component used in certain FAX PHONE B640 units manufactured between September 30, 1999, and January 26, 2000, may present a risk of fire.
This potential risk, and Canon's commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, have led us to implement a special Instant Exchange Program to replace, at no cost to customers, all FAX PHONE B640s bearing the following serial numbers:
UKK52923 to UKK55442
UKK60513 to UKK99999
YKK02001 to YKK20000
The serial number on your FAX PHONE B640 is printed on a silver sticker located on the back of your product, as shown below:
If your FAXPHONE B640 contains one of the above-listed serial numbers, simply call our special Instant Exchange Program toll-free number, (888) 280-7858, between 8:00 a.m. - midnight, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or between noon - 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Saturday.* We will arrange to ship you a new FAXPHONE B640 or comparable model, complete with a one-year warranty, at no charge. We also will provide you with a toll-free telephone number to call to arrange pickup of your used FAXPHONE B640. There will be no charge to you for this pickup. Please DO NOT return your FAXPHONE B640 to the retailer from whom you purchased it.
If you have any questions concerning your FAXPHONE B640 or the special Instant Exchange Program, please call Canon at 888-280-7858 or email Canon at B640@va.cits.canon.com.
*If you cannot use the toll-free number because you live outside the United States, you may call (757) 413-2848, and receive additional directions for the replacement of your FAXPHONE B640.
hi i am a certified Canon repair tech for this fax. the problem that you are having is very common and has to do with two things. the cartridge and the purge/cleaning unit. what you can try is this open the printer and center the carridge unit and remove the cartridge. unplug the machine while it is still centered. on the right hand side you will see the purge unit. in the center of the purge unit is what looks like a retanglar pad. mix a water soap solution and apply to pad just soaking it. let it sit for a few minutes. take the ink cartridge and wipe the bottom of the cartridge with a damp soapy cloth. also if you look at the cartridge there is a little breating hole you can hold a cloth on the bottom and gently blow in that hole it will purge ink through the bottom of the cartridge. install the cartridge in the machine close the front door and replug in the power cord. you might still have to run a few cleaning cycles. hope this helps.