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Canon 5220 prints - NO ink

Did not use this machine for many months; Installed a new black ink cartridge (the big one #225), and tried to print out a black&white form. The printer seemed to function properly, indexing the proper number of pages through the machine with no jamming. However, no ink of any color was applied (all 5 tanks show high levels on monitor window - no low ink messages), and there was no error code or message given. (Not happy with this machine that someone else decided to buy...)

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    ChrisHagen Apr 07, 2014

    This solution did not occur to me, at first, since there was NO ink coming onto page, but after running 'Deep Cleaning' program, SOME ink started coming out. So I ran it again, and more started coming out...atfter a third time it was ALMOSTprinting completely, but still dry bands across the page, about 15% of area...3 more tries 'did the trick'! - new tank is %50 empty...oh well...I still do not recommend this unit., but I DO recommend this site. TX!

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Try running the cleaning program.

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For the Canon iP1800 printer are you sure you're using the 30 for black and 31 for color?

And make sure they "click" when installed. That should confirm that they're nice and tight in their ink compartments.

Besides that, maybe reinstalling the printer drivers could do something?

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yeah it sounds like a cartridge sensors are stuck or broken. i would say to replace the whole print unit. It will need a service support dealer to fit this part unless you can buy it and fir it yourself.

part number: QM2-2020-020

hope this helps

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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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.
All I ask is please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
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SOURCE: Canon iP2600 Printer yellow light flaxes message says an ink cartridge is not installed properly

have you tried cleaning the printheads ?

There is an option for cleaning head in printer's properties : select this and you will be able to clean printehads for the canon iP2600

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