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Only prints black in High-Res. Photo mode

Draft mode or anything else (including the various nozzle cleaning, nozzle test page, regular test print, etc.) gives no black whatsoever. Zero.
High res. mode works fine. That tells me the printer is capable of printing (i.e. no plugged nozzles, print head, etc.), but there maybe there could be some driver glitch. Any solutions?

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  • yogacharyadh Feb 07, 2009


    I should have added that I print from a Macbook Pro running OS X Leopard version 10.5.6.


    The driver for this printer/OS combo hasn't been updated since November 2007. Current driver version number is 4.8.3, both on Canon's website and on my machine. I have downloaded and re-installed in the past. 


    I haven't ever found an open source driver for this printer, though I have found and used them successfully for other printers. Sometimes they work much better than the OEM driver.


    Any other ideas?



  • yogacharyadh Feb 08, 2009

    I should have added that I print from a Macbook Pro running OS X Leopard version 10.5.6.

    The driver for this printer/OS combo hasn't been updated since November 2007. Current driver version number is 4.8.3, both on Canon's website and on my machine. I have downloaded and re-installed in the past.

    I haven't ever found an open source driver for this printer, though I have found and used them successfully for other printers. Sometimes they work much better than the OEM driver.

    Any other ideas?

  • yogacharyadh Feb 08, 2009

    Maybe you didn't read the original posting. I understand the difference between draft and high res. My printer prints beautifully at high res. That means the both cartridges are full or at least operational! Changing them is hardly going to make a difference.

    Other suggestions?

  • yogacharyadh Feb 08, 2009

    I have uninstalled and re-installed the original software multiple times. No help.

    Others?

  • yogacharyadh Feb 08, 2009

    Thanks for the effort. But I run a Mac, and I'm not planning to buy a PC just so I can print to this printer!

    If anyone out there can find an alternative (Mac OS X) driver, I'd love to try it. I do know how to search the net, and have been looking!

  • yogacharyadh Feb 08, 2009

    Thanks--seems to be fixed now! Maybe the driver did get corrupted somehow. Anyway, I did re-install again and did the check-box thing suggested above and it all's well now.

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  1. Open the Print dialog box by clicking on File and then selecting 'Print' from inside the application being printed from..

  2. Select 'Quality & Media' from the pop-up menu.

  3. Click the 'Grayscale Printing' check box to add the checkmark.
  4. Click 'Print'. Printing will now begin.

  5. And then try to print ..

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If you have the original software, uninstall the printer. turn off computer, turn off printer. turn computer on with printer still turned off. follow the software instructions to install the printer as if it were new.

if you do not have the original software, this -->link<-- will take you to where you can down load software, also has links for support for your unit including contact numbers. allow the page to load fully before navigating away from the page.

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Sir,
 It uses much less ink then the normal printer setting and it prints faster. I honestly can’t tell the difference between a document I printed in draft mode and one that I printed in the normal mode. However, you can definitely see a difference when you’re printing an image.

also Refill your cartridges. problem may be solved
thanks good luck

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Welcome to Fixya! You might try--Unplugging all Cables and Power from the Printer, Uninstall your Printer Software and Reinstall, Reboot your PC, Reconnect all Cables and Power. I will try and Locate you a Better Driver While you Do this Procedure. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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I would suggest you first to update the driver for this device to correct the problem that you're encountering right now...

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