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Black ink 3eBk wont print

I replaced the 3ebk ink tank thinking that it might have dried out. It does not print at all. I tried all the cleaning procedure but no use.

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Ok what you need to do is make sure that the ink cartridge is properly inserted all the way. If it's not then you won't be able to print out black ink at all.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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The tank 3eBK black do not print


olofossonbygg,
Looks to me like an air lock in the system.

Have you just changed the black cartridge because of an error message and did it print up to the point where you just changed it?
Just replacing the cartridge with a new on can sometimes lead to an air lock in the small ink feed system.
Does your cartridge have the writing head at the bottom or is it just an ink tank, in which case it could defiantly be an air lock.
Try a cleaning cycle, and leave the printer for a few hours to stand and let the air lock escape naturally. Running loads of cleaning cycles will use a lot of ink, so don't be too hasty.

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Check if there is a tape over the top vent intended to let air into the ink tank and so ink can flow out to the writing head.

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check the cartridge contacts in the printer \
a lot of time they geet covered in ink this will not allow the cartridge to print properly and cause headaches
clean with a baby wipe or a paper towel with soap on it
dry thuoly with hair dryer and try again

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Replacing the printhead may work, but it could be a problem with the cleaning assembly. Take out the 3ebk and run a cleaning, if the ink goes away on the pad where the ink cart. goes, then clean assy. is OK, and you need a new printhead.

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Is this a new problem, or has it always been like this?

Could it be that the print driver is always printing photo? In that case, it uses the narrow black ink cartridge instead of the fat 3eBK cart. You should print a nozzle check pattern and verify that you see the 3eBK cartridge pattern. If you do, the problem is likely SOFTWARE... your driver settings, not the printer itself.

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If you haven't done so, I would try another new cartridge. It is entirely possible (and occurs frequently) that you got a bad cartridge. Assuming you removed the tape from the cartridge before putting it in, this is generally indicative of either a bad cartridge, bad print head, or that heads or ink tanks may need cleaning.

The Canon support page for this printer is at:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=10444

However, as Canon pages come up as generic pages (without the text I input for you), you will have to type in "missing black ink" (without quotes), to see the material they have posted in this regard. You will find instructions there in regard to how to clean the print heads, etc., if that is necessary. However, I would definitely try another cartridge first, especially if you haven't had that much use on the printer, such that you think these other measures may be necessary.

Please post back if you need further help, otherwise thanks for rating FixYa!

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Try replacing your printer ink cartridges with a new one.Chances are you have bought a defective cartridge. If that does not work, pls try to check the slot for your black ink for obstructions, then replace your black ink cartridge.

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