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My printer only prints pictures, no text.

The printer has ink and paper. No warning lights come on when I try to use it

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Sounds like your black pigment (PGBK-5) cartridge has clogged up the printhead or similar.

You could try running a single Deep clean on the that colour alone (use Right click printer > printing preferences > maintenance tab > Deep Cleaning)

If that doesn't work you will probably need to either:
- clean the printhead (see this thread)
or
- replace the printhead/cartridge

Hope that helps.

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If you have a Canon printer I have a quick solution for the black text printing issue: Go to printer properties --> Maintenance --> Ink cartridge settings --> Select "Color Only"

Posted on Aug 23, 2013

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I had the same problem and I just found the solution. The problem is that my i850 printer have 2 sub printing head: one for picture with the 4 colors including black, and one for black text only. It was the black one that was clog. I needed to dissemble the pinting head, clean with alcool and put everything togerther.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

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I had the same problem and I've tried all kind of logical things all night -- new ink, new printer driver, different computers... Copying the text from word to a gif-file and printing it as gif gave me a print-out, but unfortunately an unreadable one (text not good enough). Then I stumbled across this posting and was ready to try the deep cleaning. But beforehand, for reasons unknown to me, I took out all other colors and just left the black one in, because the letter that I was trying to print had only black text and I was wondering, why the black text was printed when a gif file and not when it is in a word file - so how can it be that the black cartridge should have clogged up the printhead.
What can I say: I do not have an explanation - but as soon as the other colors were out and only the black cartridge remained, that word letter was printed beautifully. As I said, no idea why it worked - but maybe you just try the same simple thing - and hopefully only have black text to print! (My printer is a Canon i960). Good luck!

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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SOURCE: warning lights blink upon startup, printer freezes

If the lights flash alternately then it is probably your waste ink pads that need cleaning
If the lights flash continuously check your printer for any outstanding documents in the print queue and cancel them then try again

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SOURCE: Prints Photos with an Orange tint.

Hello,

You may want to try this if you are print from a memory card. Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

Thanks

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Will not print text from computer (paper feeds

PGBK cartridge was totally blocked. Deep cleaning did not resolve block. Replaced ink cartridge (large black).

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