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Canon PIXMA MP500 New Black ink cartridge produces no ink

I just replaced all my ink cartridges with Canon proprietary cartridges. The colors work fine, but the PGBK produces little to no ink. I tried a nozzle check, which PGBK failed, but the others passed. I tried cleaning, auto head align and deep cleaning and nothing helped. What should I do? I even tried another new black cartridge. This printer is a money dump!

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If you don't use it very often the black could have dried in the printhead, and you will need a new one. Another possibility is that the purge unit is not cleaning and priming the printhead properly. I have seen several defective purge units. For 1 year it can be replaced under warranty, after that it is a $90.00 repair job in the shop.

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Unfortunately, the printer is designed to need all of the ink cartridges in place and no empty ink cartridges. This is designed to protect the ink system from damage.

There is a way to print a color document in black and white but it won't help with your issue. (Enter the Printing Preferences by right clicking on the icon for the Canon MP500 in the Devices and Printers Panel (Win7). (It's Printers for the Vista Classic View and Printers and Faxes for XP) Then put a check mark in the box for Greyscale Printing in the main tab. Then click OK and close the window. There is a similar method for Mac OS versions.)

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