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Ink printer problem Canon PIXMA ip5800

Printer tanks are full and set properly.  Settings are at default.  Yet my printer for some reason now only prints out in blue ink instead of the black ink for text.  How do I reset it to print text in black?

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carefully remove the tanks from the print head cartridge. use a q-tip lightly soaked in isopropyl alcohol, or use a q-tip paired with an alcohol prep pad from a first aid kit.

gently rub the rubber seating areas for each tank, removing the dried ink from the rubber seat. swab the soaked q-tip, or use the q-tip to gently press the alcohol prep pad into the rubber stopper. use a different spot on the q-tip or pad for each one.

check the print head for ink stains on the black plastic, clean those as well.

Use canned air to dry the stoppers, replace the tanks, and check status. Print a test page and check results.

If you do not print many items, you can avoid the situation by printing a test page every once in a while to keep the contacts clear. Also, run the program to clean the print heads occasionally, and always turn the printer power off at the printer (that seats the tanks down on the stopper, helping to prevent the contact getting plugged by dry ink.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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Posted on May 01, 2008

SOURCE: Pixma IP4500 Ink Tank Reset

When you replace your inks with genuine ones, your printer will automatically recognise these and reset your ink levels.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA iP3000 waste ink tank showing nealry full..

Follow this procedure:
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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Hi there you can try.
Following step by step resetting canon Pixma iP90 :

  • Before resetting printer canon iP90, start with printer power off.
  • Press resume button coincide with power button.
  • While pressing power button, release resume button.
  • Press resume button 2 times and then release both button
  • Green LED indicator will blinking and then stopped blinking.
  • When the Power LED lights in green, press resume button 4 times.
  • Press power button and the printer power will off. Otherwise off, depress again power button.
  • And the turn on the printer again, your printer canon iP90 should be response as normal.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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The reset procedure for the same is explained below :-

The absorber is a small sponge like pad inside the machine underneath the ink cartridge cradle. It sits underneath the cradle when the cradle is all the way to the right inside the machine. To fix this problem that pad needs to be replaced. Some machines will have a tank instead of the sponge. It is located in the same place. To fix that you would sinply need to remove it and then empty out the tank.There is no step by step guide to do this you would need to dissasemble the entire machine if it is a tank and not a sponge. If this is the first time it has ever occurred you can simply reset the error as there are normally 2 tanks. To reset it follow these steps.

1) Press the following keys in sequence: Copy-Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan.
The display will say:

2) Press the > key (also labeled +) six times.
The display will say:

3) Press OK.
The display will say:

4) Press the > key (also labeled +) four times.
The display will say:

5) Press OK.
The display will say:
XX (where XX is how full the waste ink tank is as an integer percentage)

6) Change the XX to 0 by entering 0.
The display will say:

7) Press OK.
The display will momentarily say:
and then will quickly change to:

8) Press the Stop/Reset button

If that doesn't resolve the problem, you need to get the printer serviced for the same.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Apr 16, 2011

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