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My MP530 suddenly will not print black text only. I have changed cartridges and deep cleaned the nozzle. I have not seen any solutions thus far on the net. Please help!

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  • arnie_smith Apr 13, 2009

    My MP530 suddenly will not print black text only. I have changed cartridges and deep cleaned the nozzle. I have not seen any solutions thus far on the net. Please help!

  • arnie_smith Apr 13, 2009

    Suddenly with full cartridges the black will not print on my mp530

  • arnie_smith Apr 13, 2009

    I put a new cart from canon after I refilled an older one. Is there a reset for a new cartridge.

  • arnie_smith Apr 14, 2009

    Yes but I had to explore all options. I suspected it was hardware due to ink/chip problem.

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The only thing that causes this is the print head ribbon connector gets a break in the circuit from the 1000's of times of moving back and forth. Like all printers it is far less costly to replace them than to repair, they make there money on the cartridges..

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    yadayada Apr 13, 2009

    Are these cartridges new? this canon printer has a chip in the print head of the cart that prevents you from using refilled cartridges

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    yadayada Apr 13, 2009

    also so called compatible cart's won't work either.

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    yadayada Apr 13, 2009

    Do u have a new canon cart?

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Press the resume button for several seconds (5-8 seconds) after the ink level will automatically reset the pitch and the printer will continue printing.
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  1. Turn off the printer
  2. Hold the Resume Button (red circle in the triangle), add a printer (click “Power”) an indicator light green.
  3. Hold the Power Button, release the Resume Button.
  4. Not releasing the Power Button, double click “Resume” and release Both Buttons.
  5. Click “Resume” for Four times
  6. Once you click “Power”, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber). To disable the printer “Power” button to click again.
  7. MANY TIMES THIS RESET METHOD DOES NOT HELPS DIRECTLY FIRST TIME.SO DONT LOOSE HOPE.TRY IT COUPLE OF TIMES.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • ssolved Apr 14, 2009

    follow this same procedure.if still does nor get it right.its the printers hardware problem.which needs reparing.but i suggest instead of reparing go for hp printer.they are user friendly and do not have this reset headache.just insert the cartridge and it will start printing nothing to do.its simple.

    but if reset helps then use it no problem.do go for getting this hardware problem repaired.it will be costly and not worth getting fixed option.

    thanks.

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Hi there,

Have you check if there was still ink on the cartrdige??

You can also try to uninstall / install again the printer / printer driver on your unit, this can be a driver problem.

Do adjusting / configuring the printer setting esp.. the printer color orientation.

Let me know for further assitance.,


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Printer has worked perfectly since purchased, suddenly started printing only the black portions of a photo. Did a nozzle check which confirmed only black cartridge functioning. Deep cleaned all heads....


The print head is still probably still partially blocked. Cleaning/deep cleaning tries to clear the head by flushing ink through, doesn't always work but does use up your ink.

You can get print head cleaning kits, PC shops,ebay etc. Try one of those.

Here's a really useful ebay url. with some youtube links, if you run the second video down you should get a pretty good idea.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Printer-Print-Head-Printhead-Cleaning-kit-Epson-Canon-/130479422758?pt=UK_Computing_Printer_Paper_Accessories_ET&hash=item1e612dfd26

Here's a direct link :- http://www.printheadhospital.co.uk/quickshop/

You don't have to buy this one, there may be cheaper, have a shop around.

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If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.

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My canon mp530 printer suddenly does not print the complete document. only the colors print and the b/w does not print.


check the status of the black ink cartridge it might be empty or the nozzles are colted and its jam. Try replacing the cartridge.

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I need a new print head


Check if the service station proper covers the black nozzles when the printhead is parked. Sometimes the mechanics change its position and the printhead dries out.
Try to unclog the nozzles with very hot water. Sometimes it helps. The new printhead is very expensive and you may want to buy a new printer instead.
Remove the printhed, put it in a bowl with the nozzles down and fill with boiled water until the nozzles are covered. Wait 15 min and dry the electric contacts with a dry napkin. Good luck!

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I have all the correct color cartridges on my MP530 color printer. All of the sudden it coated a blue tint to my color printings. My print out look blue. Any suggestions I can correct the printer to print...


Just make sure the right colors are in the right place, photo magenta is not interchangeable regular magenta. Also run the nozzle check to make sure all colors print, if after 2 deep clean cycles you don't have all colors you may need a new printhead.

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I have just changed my black ink cartridge however still patchy


Typically you do not have to change the color cartridge when you replace the black cartridge.
As far as the spotty printing, it sounds like you have some clogged nozzles caused by the lower quality of ink in refilled or aftermarket cartridges. There cartridge inks may not be up to specification. This is especially true for the ultra fine printers.
To clear the problem you need to insert an OEM cartridge, run the deep nozzle cleaning utiliity at least twice followed by the alignment utility. This should clear up the problem with the spotty and washed out printout.
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Please rate this solution. Thanks.

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Canon MP530 All in One Printer won't print black


Try deep cleaning the black cartridge in the Maintenance section of the printers properties. Print head might be clogged cli-8m

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My MP530 willnot print black printed text. How do I now if the ink head is plugged and what do I do about it?


Hi ...

I would suggest you try and clean the print head and that should resolve the problem. Follow the below steps to clean the print head:

Perform a Cleaning of the print head:
Caution: Cleaning consumes a certain amount of ink. Perform Cleaning only when necessary.
Note: The pattern varies depending on the printer and version of Windows being used.
  1. Click 'Cleaning' to perform print head cleaning from the Pattern Check window and proceed to step 3 of the print head cleaning instructions. If the Pattern Check window is closed, skip this step and proceed to step 2.

    mp_500_win_nozzle_check_abnormal_cleaning.jpg


  2. To perform a print head cleaning from the Maintenance window, click 'Cleaning'.

    mp_500_win_maint_phc.jpg

  3. When the Print Head Cleaning window is displayed, select the target ink group for 'Cleaning'.


    Note: When performing Cleaning for all colors, check 'All Colors'.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_all_colors.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Black only, deselect 'All Colors' and check 'Black'.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_black_only.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Color only, deselect 'All Colors', and check 'Color'.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_color_only.jpg

  4. After selecting the target ink group click 'Execute' to perform the cleaning of the print head nozzles.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_execute.jpg

  5. When the confirming message is displayed, check the contents, and click 'OK'.


    Caution: Although the Nozzle Check window is displayed, do not perform any other operations until Cleaning is completed.. Cleaning will take about 40 seconds.


  6. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and examine.

  7. Perform Cleaning again if necessary.


    Memo: If the pattern is still abnormal after two Cleanings, perform up to two Deep Cleanings.


Perform Deep Cleaning of the print head
Caution: Deep Cleaning consumes a larger amount of ink than normal Cleaning. Perform Deep Cleanings only when necessary.
  1. In the Maintenance window, click 'Deep Cleaning'.

    mp_500_win_maint_dphc.jpg


    Note: The layout varies depending on the printer and version of Windows you are using.

  2. When the Deep Cleaning window is displayed, select the target ink group for Deep Cleaning.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_targets.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for all colors, check 'All Colors'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_all_colors.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Black only, deselect 'All Colors' and check 'Black'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_black_only.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Color only, deselect 'All Colors', and check 'Color'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_color_only.jpg

  3. Click 'Execute'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_execute.jpg

    Memo: By clicking 'Initial Check Items' before clicking 'Print Check Pattern', you can see the specific confirmation items in Nozzle Check.

  4. When the confirming message is displayed, click 'OK'. (The Power lamp will blink green and Deep Cleaning starts. The blink stops when Deep Cleaning is over.)

  5. When Deep Cleaning starts, check the contents, and click 'OK'.


    Caution: To prevent interruption of the Deep Cleaning process, do not perform any other operations until Deep Cleaning is completed. When the operation of the printer is stopped, Deep Cleaning is completed. Deep Cleaning will take about 75 seconds.


  6. Print Nozzle Check again.


    Note: If the printed pattern is still not normal, perform steps 1 through 4 of the Deep Cleaning process one additional time.


    Caution: If after two Deep Cleanings the Nozzle Check Pattern is still not normal, turn the printer off and let it sit for 24 hours or more before attempting another Deep Cleaning again. The wait time may allow dried ink in clogged print head nozzles to liquefy, and resolve the problem
If this does not resolve the problem, please reply back and we'll try the next step ...

Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

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Printer will not print black ink


Hi please try these steps:::

Right-click the printer icon, and then select 'Properties'.
2. Click the 'Maintenance' tab, and then click 'Deep Cleaning'.

maintdeep.jpg

3. Select 'All Colors', 'Black' or 'Color' for the print head to be cleaned.

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4. Read the message displayed, and then click 'OK'. The power lamp blinks and print head deep cleaning starts. (Do not perform any other operations until print head deep cleaning is complete. Print head deep cleaning takes about 1 minute.)

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Check ink tank vent hole The ink tank requires air to flow through it so ink can move from the reservoir to the print heads.

  1. Confirm there is no orange tape across the top of the ink tank

  2. If the orange tape is as shown in Figure (1), it is properly removed.

    ink_tank_tape.jpg

    *BCI-3's shown in this example.

  3. If the orange tape is as shown in Figure (2), remove the remaining tape to the level shown in Figure (1).

  4. Make sure each ink tank is snapped into the printer.

    IF THESE STEPS DIDNOT WORK THEN YOUR PRINTER NEEDS REPAIR(You might need to change the printer head.)

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