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Prints black on test page, but not when a job is sent to the printer

I just hooked up the Canon i560, after it sat for 6 months.  The colors print OK, but the black won't print when I send a letter to the printer.  The color logo on the letter prints OK, but without any black on it, and without black text.  I tried sending different jobs, but no different result.

Under 'maintenance', I did the nozzle check, and the black prints good.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

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Re: prints black on test page, but not when a job is sent...

Dont even use generic inks especially black - - i installed canon - -now it works fine

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Re: prints black on test page, but not when a job is sent...

I just posted and also fixed my problem. Try "deep cleaning" under the maintenance tab. Choose the black cartridge only. Mine only took once to fix but i'd try it 1-3 times before giving up on this solution. It now prints the test page with black and color

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Re: prints black on test page, but not when a job is sent...

Make all your printer settings to default. If any problem in that simply uninstall & re-install the driver.


If still no good, your black cartridge might have dried-up

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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