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Problem with printing Black on MP760

Black print dirty, patchy or none existant. All cleaning, head alignment procedures etc seems to make matters worse. On Nozzle Check printout cartridge 3eBK info is virtually non existant. On Manual Alignment printout, columns A and G are virtually non existant. Colours printing OK. All cartridges are Canon original and have sufficient ink.

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  • jackoviejo Aug 04, 2009

    Printer is showing all cartridges at least half full. Will purchase new cartridges in order to confirm whether this is the solution to the problem.

  • jackoviejo Aug 08, 2009

    Whilst waiting for delivery of new cartridge, soaked existing cartridge in petrol etc., as suggested. Still waiting for ink to stop dripping out of cartridge when inverted for installation! Black seems to be the only problem. Where colour selection is available, can print all docs in eg. dark blue or any other colour. Printer LCD still shows 3e BK cartridge as half full even when removed from printer and still prints with cartridge removed. Is this normal?

  • jackoviejo Aug 13, 2009

    Have installed new 3eBK cartridge. Printer readout still shows cartridge as only half full. Nozzle check prints no data for this cartridge, but all other cartridges OK. Auto head alignment failed; printer suggests manual alignment, but printout shows no blocks for first column (A and G), although all other blocks OK, and no black printing eg.column identification A to L or adjustment scale eg +7 to -3.



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Replace the ink trash bin is what its called with a new one that should shore this up as when it get full the printer does not print well at all having this issue, Since you did some cleaning already you may have a clogged plunger or a bad plunger witchever comes first.

1. trashtray
2. cloagged or damaged plunger

If you are still having issues you might have a dired cartridge this is possible. Do not shoot the messanger here as I cannot see what is actually happending on your allighment page printout but try those steps it also will not hurt to visit canon troublshooting site.


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Might be the ink in Black Cartridge is dry. Try changing the cartridge and then check if same happens with the new one?

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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    Dixit Sardana Aug 04, 2009

    You can also try this:

    Take out the black cartridge, insert it in alcohol or petrol for 4 - 5 hours, take it out, clean it and let if dry for 2 - 3 hours, clean the cartridge, insert it back and then check.



Hi there

It should not be detecting the black cartridge on the display if it has been removed. I would avoid placing the petrol-soaked cartridge in again as it may leak into the printer.

The best option is indeed to wait for the arrival of the new cartridge and see if it helps.

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