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Re: Red ink not working on dcp340cw
Try placing a piece of Black Electricians tape over the stepped part of the cartridge make sure it covers the whole of the length this will fool the sensor into thinking that the ink is full. If you just cover a part of it on a near empty cartridge it will save not installed.
This check is done to make sure that the print head doesn't dry out but in my opinion these are set too high and you can waste about 8% of you total ink. If you do this before you install the cartridge you will be able to use all of the ink. Then just replace it with a new taped one...
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Dear Dahcota; If it has a single color cartridge, there are three components inside the cartridge-red, green, blue, and all colors are a superimposition of these 3 basic colours RGB in different proportions. It looks like the red component has run dry. So, what you get is the color without the red component. If its showing all cartridges as being full, sometimes these levels shown are inaccurate. Try changing the entire color cartrigde or red component, then see if you still have the same problem. What I am not sure is if the red cartridge is a separate entity . If the red is separate, and changing it does not improve things, the connection in the printer might be faulty. Go to www.hp.com and browse for the correct make ask them online there, It should really be okay, once you have replaced the red or entire color cartridge is it is a single unit with all 3 colours
Calibrate your new blank ink cartridge, have some nozzle check, cleaning check, and printer alignment. This are procedure that new ink cartridge will have to calibrate before you use. Epson printer are very sensitive when capable of changing ink cartridge. Unlink HP directly work without any print test because the cartridge head and ink join together, Epson with ink cartridge and the head separate. Have some test on it at Printer Maintenance. I'm sure 100% works on it. Good luck!
Some times you need to find the epson tools that comes on the CD to reset the printer. If you have upgraded the computer you may need to update your drivers at the epson sight. Once you have opened the epson tools try cleaning the print heads. then it should reset the inking system to default and read the new cartridges. If this doesn't work try shutting down the printer and removing the ink cartridges, restart the printer and allow it to find no cartridges the go through the process of reloading the ink cartridges again and cycle the printer.
If this doesn't work you may need to try and find a cleaning cartridge for the print heads. Since the printers always check to see if ink is getting to the print heads if there is no ink flow it will always come up like there are no ink cartridges installed.
Hope this helps
Make sure paper is in properly they can be very picky about that. Try turning it off wait three minutes and turn back on. Then Push Paper refill button Wait for cycle and see if paper light stays off if so... Push the ink button
Perform the following procedure:
nPress the ink cartridge replacement button until the print head has moved to the change cartridge position nLift the lid that holds the cartridge (do NOT remove cartridge) and press down immediately. Then press the ink cartridge replacement button and allow the cartridge to charge the print head. Do NOT switch the printer off until the printer has finished charging. Does this solve the problem? Yes: Solved No: Go to Checkpoint 2 2.If you have printed between 100 and 300 pages, and it is your first ink cartridge, or it has been installed for at least 6 months, replace the ink cartridge. Does this solve the problem? Yes: Solved No: Go to Checkpoint 3 3.If you have printed more than 300 pages, and it is your first ink cartridge, or it has been installed for at least 6 months, replace the ink cartridge. Does this solve the problem? Yes: Solved No: Further help required If red light again you must download resetter software from internet to reset your printer.
when you change all new cartridges (make sure all cartridge ok, and the cartridge pins connection ok) still red color lost, it is the trouble at print head ink chanel some of that is too dry for longer time less using , most CANON printer head is separated from the ink cartridge, two way you may try:
1) take out the ink cartridge, drop down a little the special cleaner (best clean tools buy from dealer), to the head ink chanel hole, then set back the ink cartridge and waiting minutes
2) try put the print head bottom surface touch a little cleaner or water 1-2 hrs, if you can take out the print head unit. still not fixed for some case that should change the print head unit.
I had the same problem and I could not print read. I cleaned, put in new ink etc. Here's the kick.... I ran a nozzle check and noticed that the red and the cyan ink cartridges were reversed! I switched them and it worked fine. I don't know it that is your problem but it blew me away... such a stupid mistake, putting the ink in the wrong places.