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CANON MP600 - NOT PRINTING IN BLACK INK

I have a Canon MP600 about 2years old.I find I am unable to copy any text document by using the black& white button.Also when trying to print from my Imac the same applies but occasionally a print out (in black) will succeed.The inks are all full and I have also tried replacing the black (PGBK)with two fresh other tanks.When trying to copy coloured docs the pictures will print out but some of the black colour is missing.I've tried cleaning the print head with isopropyl alchohol (as recommended by Canon) without any improvement.Anyone have some ideas of what to do next or is it to scrapped.Ribbo18-4-09

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  • bpo9505 Apr 20, 2009

    cannon pixma 600 will not print in just black.

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    Hans Lund Dec 30, 2013

    Thx a lot for a very helpful trick ;o)

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I have had the mp600 for 3 years - worked fine on a couple of different pcs. I switched to a mac and encountered 2 issues - scanner stopped working and above problem of no black ink. The newest driver (just google mp600 driver) fixed the scanner issue. The ink issue has a work around - select non plain paper in the media quality tab, instead use any photo paper setting. Finding this area in a mac can be tricky - in the mini print options window you have to click the small chubby arrow and you will then be given a list of options including quality and media. Presto, black ink returns but probably uses more ink and takes longer to print. I have not found a more elegant solution as you have to select this non default paper option every time.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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    Hans Lund Dec 30, 2013

    Thx a lot for a very helpful trick ;o))))

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