Question about Canon MultiPASS F60 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Black Ink Skipping

The printer was working fine one minute and the the black in just started skipping. It will print a couple of lines perfectly, then the next line is printing, but it's very light. I tried changing the cartridge, cleading the nozzles and print head, and even cleaned the clear strip behind the print head as you suggested to someone else. I need clear printouts, and it's not what I'm getting. Please HELP!!!

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  • Minerva58 Nov 12, 2007

    My problem is similar. Nothing in black will print. All the colors work fine, but no black text or background prints. If there's a colored background, the text or design that should have printed in black shows up white. I have cleaned everything and put in a new black cartridge thinking that I had run out of ink. Nothing has worked so far. Thanks for any help.

  • Dawn Miner Dawn Miner Nov 12, 2007

    me too! Just started. Maybe we buy new printers?

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    I have the same issues. F60 was working fine and I switched to off brand ink and now the black does not print or skips. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    Our printer started having this same problem a couple of months ago. I've been avoiding printing, but now I want to print the holiday newsletter and I'm out of luck! We did all of the same cleanings that the other posters have done and it didn't help us either. Do these things only have a five year life span?

  • etats Apr 07, 2008

    Aye, I too am suffering the same problem with the black. Please help...

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Same problem. Prints every other black line of text. Tried suggestions to clean printer heads--and no luck. Any suggestions??????

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Same problem...Canon obviously has a problem in this area they should address and support their users at their cost.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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I had the same problem. i use ink refills instead of purchasing new cartridges. the ink refill that i use came with print head cleaner. i removed the print head with all cartridges, then removed cartridges.

next, and have plenty of paper towels handy because this will be messy, add print head cleaner drop by drop until the solubilized ink and excess cleaner drip from bottom of print head profusely. you can either let print head air dry or dry to soak up all liquid with a q-tip.

i reinserted ink cartridges and re-inserted print head into printer. did nozzle check and black ink was printing properly. next re-align print head.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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If you open the printer so the cartridges move to the center and lift the gray handle so you are able to pull the printer head out. Chances are when you do... you will see all the corrosion. Just clean it off and you should be good to go.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

After entering my posting earlier today, I did some more internet searching on this problem. I found a helpful British website that listed a trick for cleaning the printer carriage area. It's a little more than halfway down the page, if you click on this link, http://www.valueshop.co.uk/printing.asp

Here is what they suggested:
"1. OPEN printer so the cartridges move to center of the carriage.
2. REMOVE all cartridges.
3. FOLD a letter size piece of paper in half, and then in half again the other way so it is quartered.
4. START with the long, folded edge and insert into front of printer where paper normally feeds out. (it will slip in a little over halfway)
5. MOVE the paper left and right to remove any excess ink under the carriage. When the excess ink is removed the printer should print streak-free. "

I tried this (actually used 3 or 4 pieces of paper because it was pretty grungy), and I can print without bands of gray now. Although, the colors are not as vibrant as they used to be, neither is the black. (My holiday newsletter looks good enough to send out, at least.)

After cleaning the printer carriage area, I ran the nozzle check pattern test again and it still looks bad. I then cleaned and realigned the print head, and again the nozzle check pattern continues to look bad. The user manual for the F60 (page 10-5)said that if the nozzle check pattern does not improve after a deep cleaning then the printhead may be damaged. I called Canon tech support and they think that the printhead is probably damaged, but they suggested that I take it to an authorized Canon repair shop, which is too far away, and probably too much trouble. My other option is to order a new printhead directly from Canon for $45 plus $6 shipping and install it myself (or make hardware engineer hubby do it ;-) ).

Hopefully this trick for cleaning the printer carriage area will help others at least for the short term, like it helped me. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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