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Printer will not print in color

I used a generic brand color ink and it stop printing in color. I then purchased cannon ink and replaced. I did the deep cleaning but still will not print in color.

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Try to check  the printer setting of your printer maybe it enabled the black color printing setup in your printer. Then try also to remove the color ink cartridge then installed it back and try to print it again.

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Does your printer tell you that all the ink tanks are full? if it says that one is empty you may get intermittent printing, but it sounds like there's a clog in the print head itself.

Try doing a deep clean though your software. it will use the ink, but should flush anything out. Also make sure that you are using this printer at least once a week (this is the biggest reason for clogs, other then using a cartridge that was refilled using generic ink).

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Epson doesn't like Generic Cartridges.

Hello, In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. That sounds like your problem. Also in Purchasing the Brother's . Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, etc. These printers have a chip, that will detect if it is Generic or Genunie. When using Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, but you have to fill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. Don’t waste too much ink in cleaning it.

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

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Cannon recommend a cleaning process called deep head cleaning

  1. Open the Printers folder.

    - For Windows XP select 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware', and 'Printers and Faxes'.
    - For Windows versions other than Windows XP select 'Start', 'Settings', and 'Printers'.

  2. Right-click the printer icon and select 'Properties'.

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  3. Click the Maintenance tab, and then click the 'Deep Cleaning' icon.

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  4. Select the ink tank color(s) for deep cleaning ('All Colors', 'Black', or 'Color').

    win_maint_deep_clean2.jpg


  5. Confirm the message, and then click the 'Execute' button.

  6. The Power lamp will blink and print head deep cleaning will start. Deep cleaning completes when the Power lamp stops blinking and lights. (It will take about a minute for the Power lamp to stop blinking and light solid.)

  7. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern by holding down the <Resume> on the printer until the Power light flashes twice to determine if further cleaning is necessary. Up to three deep cleanings may be necessary to determine if the print head is working properly



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Cannon printers are notorious for clogged print heads using aftermarket ink. This has happened to me many times before I switched brands. Cannon won't even replace the printer if they find out that you didn't use Cannon ink. Epson and Brother have very good compatibility with aftermarket ink. Kodak are good as well. I recommend these because the cost per page is lowest with these printers AND I use them with great success.

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You are getting leakage from one color cartridge to another. Do deep cleaning and run nozzle check. You may have been using non-Cannon inks. They can corrode the ink cartridge seats due to inferrior quality ink. You may need to replace the print head. Check out Cannon web site under this printer support. Print head is in the $50 neighborhood.

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In both cases be sure using correct ink. Use of generic ink can lead to leakage of catrridge seats do to crossion from inferrior ink quality (per Cannon). Be sure ink in proper locations - see manual. Run the maintenance proceedures: cleaning then print nozzle pattern. If all colors are not proper after two or three cleanings, perform deep cleaning. Print nozzle pattern after each cleaning. This should clear up problem. If not, print head may need replacement.

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if you replace the black ink cart with an original one then it's the print head
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Untitled Document Follow this procedure to clean the BJ cartridge print head:
1. Press c755funckey.gif 2. Press c755cleankey.gif 3. Use c755down.gif or c755up.gif to select the [HEAD CLEANING]..
4. Press c755set.gif.
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Lift lid ,let carriage stop in middle, un-plug the printer > Remove all ink tanks > Remove print head > Soak print head in > 3 parts very warm water an 1 part ammonia over night. Rinse under faucet with water directly over ink ports, shake out excess water,(if when you shake it out and if color still comes out repeat soaking for another hour or two and rinsing again ,HAD TO DO MINE TWICE) let air dry. (hair drier helps) Cured my problem for a while ,but if not used almost every day, this will happen again, I also use compatible ink tanks. Don'T believe the inks are as good as Canon Ink. But who the hell can afford them. So fill your owe with Canon ink from Canon. Still seems that the cyan always dries up first. Good luck Lestero1

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