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Printer My Canon Pixma iP3000 printer stopped printing any colors all of a sudden.

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  • jjones_01 Dec 23, 2007

    My printer goes through all of the "motions" of printing, but just prints out blank pages -- it won't print any ink on the pages as all. Help?

  • joedavid May 06, 2008

    Printer quit working orange lite flashs 5 times when lid is raised the lite

    flashs green but the ink tanks stays in docking position

  • tw02420 May 12, 2008

    Show no magenta color. Have followed the instruction step by step but no improvement. The colors were still not right. Any solution?

  • pinkpanda May 19, 2008

    doesn't print at all



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My best guess is that you are using after market inks or re-filling them yourself.  Without know what your are using for ink and what you have already tried it's hard to give you any advise. If you are using after market ink or refills I would guess you have a bubble of ink on the bottom of the nozzle plate on the bottom of the print head caused by leaky cartridges.  If there is a bubble of ink there the print head can't spray the ink through in and just continues to  add to the big blob of ink.  Try removing the ink cartridges and then the print head and see if the nozzle plate is clean and shiny or if it is got a lot of ink sitting on it.  If it does rinse the print head with hot running tap water both inside and out until the water runs clean.  Shake the print head several time to help extract the ink while rinsing.  Just pat the head dry and don't worry that it is still wet. Don't put it in the oven to dry like some "helpfull" people have advised. The rinse water won't hurt anything.  Run a clean out or two and normally you will be back in business. Hope this helps.   

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