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Printing Hi, my Canon Pixma iP2000 won't print black color... I have changed the cartidges , cleaned it, but still nothing (it will print darker colors but not pure black, like plain text)? Can enyone help me?

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  • jacqui b Nov 20, 2007

    Yes i have the same problem as fiachels printing problem i have deep cleaned the heads and still no ink is coming through . please could you help .


  • maureen chisholm Dec 09, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem, the colour cartridges print fine however there is nothing coming from the black cartridge. This is the second cartridge I have tried to get to work with no success. I have tried the cleaning and deep cleaning on several occasions but have had no success.

    Please can someone offer a solution to this problem, otherwise my son will be buying me a new printer for Christmas and that does not excite me too much!

  • gmd1 Jan 29, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem. I was told by Canon to use alcohol and clean the head. This is a new printer! There's dry ink behind the printer door. I've wasted too much ink on this thing. Good thing I'm getting ink for cheap.


  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    hii, i have jst replaced my black ink cartridge n the problem now is tat the black ink doesnt come out. I have tried many other ways such as deep cleaning n etc bt its still the same. Is there any other way to solve this prob?

  • cfdy0205 May 16, 2008

    my pixma ip2000 warned me inktank was low, i changed new one, it does't print at all, i uesed maintaince to clean several times, still doesn't print any colour

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    same problem - wont print black - told new printer head required. Cost around $130.



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It seems your printer needs servicing because the problem is mechanical

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1. Remove ink cartridges
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3. go to sink or tub (stainless steel, not plastic type), pick up a roll of paper towel on the way.
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