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I have a Pixma IP1500 printing I have just purchased new cartridges for it and it is only printing in black and white no color at all. Can anyone help. Thaks

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    1.Cleaned waste ink absorber. 2. Ran all tests.3 Refilled ink cartridges.4. black prints fine no

  • Nick rey Nov 06, 2007

    colors do not print

  • GunnarM Feb 10, 2008

    colors do not print, tried everything (print cartridges are installed properly)

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Canon say it is a fault with the machine and have given me 3 addresses to send it for repairs but it will be cheaper to buy a new one and throw away all the new cartridges



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I did this and it worked:
empty the color cartridge all the way, refill the cartridge until ink bubbles out of the top and drips out of the bottom , tape the top of the cartridge with clear scotch tape, wait 15 minutes... put it back in the printer, do regular cleaning (not deep cleaning) once ,then deep cleaning 2 times,

should work after that

refilling works better than buying a new cartridge beacuse it puts more ink into the cardridge

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I have the same problem.  At first I thought the printhead clogged but dipping it in solvent did not work.  I guess the only thing we could do is to buy a new print head, but at the cost it's going at, we might as well get a new printer.  Other than that try sent a RMA.

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My new canon pixma ip1500 printer will print out documents but not photos

by which I infer that Black only documents are ok, colored ones fail
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Confirm that the ink tanks are installed properly When replacing the ink tanks, confirm that the new ink tanks are installed properly. If the ink tanks are not locked into place, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be supplied to the print head.
  1. Check that the printer is powered on and open the front cover.

  2. Wait until the print head moves to the center.

  3. Check if the ink tanks are installed properly.


    Ink tanks installed correctly


    Ink tanks installed incorrectly

  4. When installing the ink tanks, push the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.

    Note: If the ink tanks are not installed properly, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be ejected.


  5. Close the front cover.

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are you using new cannon ink cartridges?
if you are replace the print head if your not start.

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Select the correct Media Type setting (Windows)Print an image from another source
Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows)

try these if they dont work time for print head replacement.,

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Im so confused

Pink? Relate the cartridge colours to us on here

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