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I have a Canon i850. it all of a sudden quit printing text...any text...from any source. It will print images in all colors but no text. I've updated drivers noting works.

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  • rwm_inuvik May 11, 2009

    Thanks, I tried that fix but with no success....but now the problem has changed. It's not that I can't print text, it's that I can't print black text. The black ink works when I do the head alignment and if I'm printing images etc. but not with text. If I change the text color to red.....it will print.

    Go figure....


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Try it this way...Uninstall the drivers once again, disconnect the printer from the computer. Download and install the new printers and do not connect the printer until instructed to do so. Run the installation and when the printer is connected and drivers are installed...reboot again and give it a try...You did select the proper drivers for XP or Vista whatever your operating system: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=232&modelid=8047#DownloadDetailAct
there is also some update software on this page this also might help make things run a little better. If you are not using XP back up one page and select Vista
Good luck, please leave rating..thank you

Posted on May 10, 2009

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