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Printer needs all cartridges for black.

I only print in black but the printer won't print unless I also replace the colour cartridges.

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  • james_gower Feb 23, 2009

    Thanks Mike .... but ... what's a cleaning cartridge?

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Load the empty slots with cleaning cartridges and set the printer to greyscale.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • Michael Patak Feb 28, 2009

    Cleaning cartridges install the same as your regular cartridge and are used to clean the print head. You can purchase them at most computer stores or online.

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SOURCE: Help with Cartridges

you can cheat if you like:
stick some tape around the "nose" of the colored ones. The part of the printhead which uses the C/Y/M might be in disorder because of lacking ink after some time!

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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Likely your purge unit needs cleaning...

Make sure by printing out a test page from printer (not from computer).

If test page is good, you have a software issue. If test page is bad, you need to clean your head and/or purge unit.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon Pixma IP4300 - cartridge recognition preventing any printing happening.

I am having the same problem. My magenta cartridge light is OFF, no light, I replaced it with a new cartridge but it still will NOT light up. the printer is just over a year old and customer service wanted to charge me for the last time I called up with this problem.

ANy other suggestions?
THanks,

Steve

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Possible to print only black when colour cartridges are empty?

I 've bought already 2 Magenta Cartiages but it always says X on it. whats the problem. Office Max don't replace it any more.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

SOURCE: printer prints in colour but not in black ink

did you chech if the clack cartridge is empty or not..?

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