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Wont print with the new color cartridge installed

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    Installed new color cartridge and it printed about 3 pages then it prints (or goes through the motions) and no ink. I took everthing out, put it back in and it recalibrated but it still is not printing any ink.

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Need a new printhead, call Kodak, they know about the problem.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Lexmark 2500

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Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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SOURCE: new cartridge

Clean the copper contacts of the cart and reset back in the printer and if your getting the same error message please replace the cart with another cart .......

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: New Color Print cartridge and isn't printing color

No, I didn't get my problem resolved. I tried what I was told to do. It is weird that sometimes it recognized the cartridge and then other times, it doesn't. Can one cartridge go bad and the other print? I have a 888# that I am going to call tomorrow evening so maybe I can actually talk to someone. Thanks for all of your assistance.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

cene765
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SOURCE: canoon 1p2600 wont print only in black when the

The printer need both cartridges inside it to printing.Put old color cartridge, new black and press and hold the resume button for 5 seconds.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon MP210 still wont print after inserting new color cartridge

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Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Black color will not print. Installed a new black

Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Leaving your printer on takes very little power. Every so often the printer sends a signal to cycle the ink in the heads so it doesn't clog. If you turn your printer off, the next time you turn it on it will do a cleaning which wastes a lot of ink. The excess ink is soaked up by the waste pad beneath the printer. When the waste pad is full, the printer stops working. Unless you want to spend more than the cost of the printer or waste a lot of time on a messy cleanup you will end up throwing the printer out. So shutting it off actually shortens its life.

If you leave the printer off for extended periods of time, the ink in the heads will clog and you will have to throw the printer away. Someone I know with a Canon (though this can happen with any inkjet) had to have the heads replaced twice within the first few months before the Canon tech told her to stop turning it off. Since then it has worked perfectly for over a year.

How to clear blocked print heads:
-leave the printer on for a day
-run several head cleanings and print the nozzle check pattern
-if that doesn't fix it, remove the cartridge(s) from the blocked head and drop alcohol where the ink enters the printer.
-reinsert the cartridges
-run one head cleaning
-wait about an hour then run some head cleanings.
-dip the print heads in Isopropyl Alcohol overnight, which you can buy from chemist
-if that still doesn't work, your heads may be clogged to the point where they need repair or replacement, which will probably cost more than a new printer.

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