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NOt printing text

I own a 6700D and my friend also has one. Hers suddenly stopped printing any test in Black. It prints photos okay, it goes through the motion of printing text out of various programs including the text print page but the page remains blank. I have tried it in colour and that seems to work. But nothing in black. So I thought, New cartridge even though the one in there was full. That didn't work. I have used it on 2 other computers and does the same thing, leading me to believe it is something in the printer. Have set the printer settings to factory defaults in case, but no change. I have used a new cartridge out of my printer that I know works fine but it didn't help.I am slowly coming to the conclusion that it is an internal programming problem with the printer unless you are able to shed some other light on it.

Thanks in advance

Regards Ralph

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  • Aussieroo Oct 11, 2007

    I have swapped out the print head with my printer which works perfectly. There was no black text at all, put the print head back into my printer and it works fine. I feel this is looking more like an electrical problem. Contacts are all clean and look fine as well. So it appears whatever controls the "Pump" for the black ink isn't working. Any further ideas?
    Thanks for your prompt reply and attempt at finding a solution

  • Aussieroo Oct 17, 2007

    Thank You Thank you,
    I had a second look at the electrical contacts and found the ones where the ink tanks couple up and cleaned those, recleaned the main back plate on the print head and the spring contacts and Bingo. Seems my hunch was right it was electrical but I had missed the new contacts on the ink tanks.

    Thanks again, I have one happy friend who doesn't have to fork out for a new printer.



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The problem is the Printhead. The ink has dried up and therefore does not print. If you want to save the printer for  about  $15-20 there is solution that I bought that supposedly unclogges dried up printheads, I have NOT tried it yet, but being in the field it's just a matter of time. E-mail me back in case you have not thrown out the printer yet.

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    CheckitRight Oct 16, 2007

    The Line or feeding tube for the black ink is clogged up, like I previously stated sometimes depending on the models the printhead gets clogged up, with your since you can remove the printhead the feeding tube stays in the printer.


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