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Not printing at all!

The printer stopped putting out ink. The Head moves I hear it "printing" but nothing is coming out, just a blank sheet of paper. I printed out 3 papers with color right before it just stopped printing anything at all. I cleaned the seperate carts and removed any dry ink from the print head, but still wont print. I tried the hold form feed 4 times to see if that would work and it didnt.

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  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    My i9900 sounds like it's printing but there is no ink. My inks are full, in the correct order and canon brand. I've done the maintenance from the print box - cleaned, deep cleaned, check alignment etc. Every time it runs a check it sounds like it's printing but nothing comes out. I've tried holding the button and letting the yellow button blink 3 times. I've checked each ink to be sure they are full and inserted properly and I've been searching for help on the net. Help, it's driving me crazy. Mary W.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    Everything been working fine, replaced an ink tank recently always with Canon Ink. I printed tow and a third 11" x 17" pages. the 1/3 being when the problem started. Page 3 has 4 inches of the image then goes to white with 3 bands of lesser ink in the transition. 


    I get the      Error Number : 1485
    This print head is the wrong type. Replace with the proper print head.


    Nothing has changed. How did the head go wrong? What do I do now?

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Change your cartridge and then try again

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