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Canon MP500 Printing Problem

My printer will not print black, but prints color without a problem. I followed the instructions for the nozzle check, cleaning, and then deep cleaning. The areas that are to print black, do not show anything. I've purchased new ink cartridges but it is still not printing.

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Re: Canon MP500 Printing Problem

I had same problem today. Removed print head and bathed it in alcohol for half an hour. Then I removed the two screws underneath and used a syringe to squirt alcohol into the ports and clean. I noticed clumps of ink coming out (i guess some ports were blocked). I then dried the head and reinserted and reinstalled ink tanks. All looks good so far- black printing again and printed test patterns all look correct. Good luck.

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Re: Canon MP500 Printing Problem

Thank you, gringo11
Removing 2 screws underneath and clean it do the job!
I had this problem twice! The black pigment from number 5 cartridge did not print at all. First time, I just bought new printing head, thought it was end of unit life because I had it for a year of heavy use. Second unit last only 6 months so I decided to do some internet research.

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  • PAIR CABLE IS VERY WEAK. It barely able to support the weight of the print head. After remove 2 screws, DO NOT pull the white part too hard and DO NOT leave it hanging. (I tried to clean my old unit first and broke it.... well, it was already broken. Second attempt, second unit fixed!)cb45040.jpg

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What does error 6A00 indicate since my printer won't print?

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It is likely that one or more of your colors are not printing.You can find out which one by going to the maintenance tab in the printer properties for your printer, and choosing the `nozzle check'. This prints out a pattern, and shows you each nozzle in the printhead. Make sure you have good ink for the problem color. In the same maintenance area, there is a cleaning utility.
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No I did not fix it. Can this printer, print only using black ink? That is the question.
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