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Canon Pixma IP4200 won't print black text

Hi there. I've seen this question posted a few times, but no responses. My PGBK5 still looks half full with ink, but will not print anything; the paper comes out blank. When I do a check nozzle, the black ink does not print with the other colors. I've done numerous cleans and deep cleans and still no ink. Any suggestion? Thanks. . . Lori L.

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  • snakenewton Mar 19, 2009

    exactly that. bought a new '5' ink refill. still no luck. it will print grey but not plain black

  • lindap91 Mar 23, 2009

    I can print colors, but no black or grey will print in spite of new black cartridges installed

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I read this in one of the computer magizines. Try it and let me know itf it really works or not. Take the cartrige out. Warm it up with a hair dryer the reinstall it?

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SOURCE: the black ink will not print on my canon pixma ip4200

printer head problem remove ink put about ten drops of alcohol in where the ink goes in run clean cycle ten times

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Cleaning/replacement of Nozzles of Pixma iP4000 Canon Printer

My Canon Primax ip4000 has stopped printing blue. I've tried deep cleaning and when I print a test page the blue 6c does not appear. Any ideas what the problem could be?

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK

remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: smeared lines

Okay, this was the problem I posted a few days ago. It's fixed now, so in case you have the same problem with smearing, here's what the help desk from Canon suggested: Open the cover and remove the ink cartridges. There is a gray lever in front of the cartridges. Lift this lever and the printhead can be easily removed.
Our printhead had a buildup of black ink on the surface. I carefully removed this with rubbing alcohol. I let the printhead dry and replaced everything. No more smearing. Imagine a help-desk that actually helped!

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon pixma ip4200 error 6500

Hello,

Maybe you need yo update your drives for it.

Go to the website of the manufacturer and see if you need to download something for it.

If not please feel free to reply and I will be more than happy to help.


Hope this helped

-Ryan

-Please Vote if this helped.


Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Pixma IP4200- not printing color

If it's a generic ink, try another one, if it's a Canon ink, make sure the tape on top is removed, it covers an air vent, if that doesn't help, you need a new printhead, QY6-0059-000 around $40.00

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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