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My Canon pixma ip3000, will not print blue ink. The utilities function does not appear to be available on the options, so I can not clean printhead. Running printer wirelessly from Macbook pro.

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Change print head, but he is very expencive...

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We have a MP830 Canon - Faxes/copies are printing with text missing; appears to be missing every three lines or so. I have cleaned the printer head; auto aligned it but still printing with missing text. ...


I service this unit a lot for print quality issues, and most of them come from using non-Canon brand ink. There is a solvent quality to the Canon ink that helps keep the printhead from clogging.
If you are not using it, I recommend it, especially for the big #5 ink tank.
Alignment has nothing to do with the missing print.
Use the cleaning utility in the maintenance area of the printer driver utilities to clean the printhead.
Run the nozzle check, and you should see improvement with each cleaning. Do not run the cleaning more than maybe 5 times, and never use the deep cleaning, you are just wasting a lot of ink.
If you don't see any improvement, stop cleaning and take the unit in for service - we have sonic washers and other effective methods for cleaning and flushing the printheads without damage.
You can replace the printhead yourself, but it will cost less to have it cleaned.

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I replaced all ink cartridges in my Canon Pixmo ip3000 but it still will not print correctly. The printer was not used in a while what would the problem be and can it be repaired at a resonable cost


Have you run the printer maintenance options of "cleaning" or "deep cleaning". Is this a Canon cart or a brans X import The brand X black carts I've purchased recently have been bad about allowing ink into the area that feeds the printhead and I've had to punch a few needle holes in areas that seem to need venting to get them to work.

Jan 04, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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My printer has stopped printing from the cyan ink


Hi, did you let the ink cartridge dry out completely before inserting a new cyan cartridge???

If this is the case you may have a bit of trouble getting the ink through the printhead...you have to persevere with deep cleaning and/or head cleaning...
if that does not work you may need a new printhead...which is usually dearer than a new printer...
I would also take the printhead out and clean the contacts with Isopropol alcohol...do not get finger prints on the contacts...that will stop it very quickly...
just a thought...did you remove the sealing tape over the airholes and bottom feeder hole on the cartridge???
if the airholes are sealed the cartridge pulls a vacuum and the ink will not flow...
hope this helps you...
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Black won't print. Changed all ink cartridges,


It may need a new purge assembly, if it doesn't clean both sides properly either color or black will quit. You might try a new printhead first, QY6-0064-000 around $40.00

Jul 01, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Will not print.. cannon pixma ip3000


Ink has dried in the printhead. You need a new one, QY6-0064-000, around $50.00

Jun 30, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Will not print blue


clean head cardrige and calibrate color cardriges.

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Canon pixma ip3000inkjet printer


The printhead is clogged.

See the following guide:

Canon iP3000/4000/5000 Printhead Cleaning Guide

If it does not work, replace the printhead: Genuine Canon Print Heads

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IP3000 blue would not print


More detail is helpful -
Have each of you tried the printhead cleaning routines Canon supplies?
If not, try them although if you print only infrequently, this probably won't help much.

You can find a detailed procedure for removing the printhead for cleaning that the machine itself couldn't manage with this link:

http://www.normediasolutions.com/guides/cannon_printhead_cleaning/

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Take out your ink cartridge and clean off the bottom of it with a damp cloth.

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