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Re: printer won't print good color/just put in new...
Thanks for the feed back.
Okay, we are moving into either print head failure (service call) or media.
Please make sure that you have used the tools provided by the vendor of the printer to align the print heads.
Now, make absolutely certain you are using the correct paper. If you are not using paper made for an ink jet type printer you can get into real problems.
Ink jet paper is made to absorb the printer's ink into its fibers. Laser printer paper is made to hold a static electric charge until the toner is attracted to the paper. Then a laser printer's fuser uses heat and pressure to melt the toner and press it into place on top of the paper. Very different paper designs.
One other question for you. When you say the color is bad, are you saying the color is runny, blurred or the wrong color? For example a dark blue shows up as a purple. Can you define exactly what type of print failure you are looking at, please
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I just had this exact problem on my HP 5514. Black won't print after running out of black ink. New cartridge no good.
I tried everything-no good. I suspected the pinholes in the printhead were clogged with dried ink because I didn't change cartridge in time.
The fix that worked perfectly was when I hacksaw top off old black cartridge & removed all foam wicks so now I had a funnel(can see clear thru). I installed the cartridge & filled it with alcohol, printed page & did head clean; then printed few more pages. Problem cleared almost immediately. I then soaked up extra alcohol inside cartridge with paper towel. Removed modified cartridge & installed good one. I guess this could be done for colors as well. I don't know if this is a proper procedure, but it sure worked well for me.
in your printer try to press on the restart button and hold it for about 8 to 10 seconds. by the way the ink cartridges that you installed are the genuine ink cartridges, if not then its gonna be normal that it won't detect as new.
Well, you must be using PG30, CL31 cartridge for your printer.
Did you refill your cartridge?
For error 051 means printer is not reading the cartridge. (cartridge is not readable)
When you put refilled cartridge, that's what it happens.
(after 3~4 times of color refill, color cartridge is no long to use, only applies in Canon
and there is no solution for it.)
Pls replace with new one.. and will work again.
Or if you need to refill again with other cartridge, pls....unplug your printer before you taking out the cartridge. In this way, you can re use your cartridge. Little trick... but no solution will work, once cartridge is not readable.
If you would like to save money, try refill kit by "ROADINK". Not only they are easy, but also the printing quality is good. For your better understanding pls check out my youtube video. And will see how easy ink refill can be done.
in the setup there are a option for more toner on print or you have to put a handle in the printer for darker prints mostally where you put the cartridge in a recycled cartridge works allways the same as a new one
try printing in monochrome mode or gray-scale mode, and specify that it use only the black cartridge.
another problem could be that the head have gotten dry, remove the cartridge, get a soft cotton towel, wet it with a little bit of water, put the head of the cartridge (where the ink comes out from) on the cotton towel, you will see some ink come out of the cartridge, if yes, then put the cartridge back into the printer, and give it a try.
if not try to blow some air into the cartridge as if doing CPR ;) to the cartridge, this will help the ink get out of the cartridge.
if all this fails, get a new cartridge, as sometimes the head could have gotten damaged.
i have an mp170 all in one and when you fill the cartriges they dont show up as full cannon put a chip in the cartridge to con people into buying new ones try siting the cartridges in warm water for a few hours then blot the cartridge with tisue paper if it dont blot out the ink the cartride is finnished and you need a new one .To align the cartridge you flick through the menu on the printer not pc screen look for alignment page print this off then you have to pick the dark boxes on the sheet shade the bit next to it and put on your scan bed and click ok it should scan the sheet and reset the alignment