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I just replaced ink cartridges and it's only printing in a bright pink. I took cartridges in/out a few times, no luck. What am I doing wrong?

Canon Pixma MX 490.

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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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Your problem is the print head. You can buy one from Canon for about $95, or find them new from dealers on Ebay for $60 to $70. For a less expensive fix, try to remove the print head and clean it. (You don't need any tools, just remove the ink tanks and pull the print head forward and out. Over time, the receivers tend to get dry & crusted ink on them. Note that the inks used are fast drying inks to keep your pictures, etc. from smudging after you print them. Try not to use solvent. I use q-tips and hot water, then dry using another q-tip. If this does not work, there are commercial cleaning kits available for about $10. Short of that, your choice is to replace the print head or the printer itself. My i960 prints such good quality color prints and normal color printing, that I would fix it rather than replace the printer. I hope the easy cleaning does it for you!

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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Go to this page:

MX310 Support

Click on the "Support & Service" tab. In the "Search Our Knowledgebase" block, type in replace ink and click "Search".

There should be a link at #1 dealing with installing ink cartridges. Click on the link and it will show with pictures and animation how to remove and install them.

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you can reset low ink error by pressing stop/reset button for 10 seconds

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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i think you need a canon resetter just download it and it will fix your problem. gud luck ellyhill

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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