I've refilled my black cartridge and colour cartridge i can reset both of them.the ink level still didnt show any change but iit is not a real problem for me because when i print, i can print the colour but not black....so i am having a problem with the black cartridge..furthermore, i can still print black whwn i am using colour cartridge.. i need the solution, pleaz...... do i ned to but the new black cartridge or whatever but please help me....
Hi. I just fixed my problem after a month or so on and off. The re-fill kit said to place a rubber bung (supplied) into the drilled hole. I assumed the bung was vented - but no. The colour cartridge re-filled fine and as this was the only difference I removed bung and taped over the hole making sure that the vent line was clear (you could also pinprick the tape). It's all working now although I had to do a few test pages and cleaning to get the ink through. Hope this helps Keith
Sounds like your black cartidge is either blocked or faulty.
1 st test: take the cartridge out & dab the print head on a facial tissue ie very soft. Do you see a straight black imprint of the jets area, it should be solid no ragged or missing sections.
If it looks good put it back in & do a nozzle check in the maintainance section. Hope this will test.
Let me know if it doesnt I will then go to plan B
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If you are using an ink refill kit (or buying ink that has been refilled, the ink level will not show accurately) also, if refilling yourself you must clean the pint area of the cartridge with alcohol before installation, and then run the 'clean print head' tools from you Canon menus.
I recommend buying Canon ink, at least for 1 in 4 refills to reset your ink levels.
CL41, this is the one you are using for your cartridge.
Did you change your cartridge with brand new one or refilled one??
If you did with refilled one, the ink level won't go back with full.
This is the method how printer measures the ink level.
1. Each cartridge has a serial number.
2. As soon as installation in printer, printer recognizes the cartridge by serial #.
3. And the printer starts to count the printing document.
4. After reaching certain print counting, the ink level will show "low ink"
So my answer is even if you refilled your cartridge, the ink level won't change,
since printer cannot weight the cartridge or.....some other technology to measure each color ink level.
shouldn't be the ink. I assume you have an epson as in the picture. my ink refill kit mentions that "epson intellidge chipped cartridges" require an "ink level resetter" to complete the kit. So if you have these cartridges even once refilled the chip tells the printer the cartridge is still empty so you'll need to reset the chip with the ink level resetter.
The ink your purchased is likely a cheap watered down version of what your printer is meant to take. You may notice that the ink smears when you rub the page directly after printing. Why you chose to use the blue and red ink to make black blows my mind. These refill kits are insanely cheap and buying the black could not have been much more. Not using black ink in the black cartridge would explain why your print is faded. Also, there is no way to reset the ink levels on this type of cartridge. As long as the printer still prints, just ignore the ink level indicator and print until the ink runs dry. I recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because they use high quality ink to manufacturer specified volumes while still saving you money.
More that likely the refilled ink cartridges are faulty and should be replaced. While some folks have pretty good luck with refilled cartridges, it is generally better to stick with the new ones.
As to the problem with old cartridges, keep in mind that the estimated ink levels are just that - estimates. However, if your printer has an option for cleaning the cartridges, try that before chunking them. Take them out, put them back in, and run the cleaning process. Sometimes the nozzles can get clogged up and running the cleaning process will clear them up. ( DO NOT TRY TO CLEAN THE CARTRIDGES MANUALLY!)
If none of this helps, you will more than likely just need to get some new cartridges. - Graye