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IP4000 won't print anything except magenta

I replaced all my cartridges and now the printer won't print anything except magenta? Any ideas?

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Re: iP4000 won't print anything except magenta

Hi make sure that the cartridges are fully installed and that you have taken the packaging completely off. Failing that there are two possibilities.
1 Print cartridges faulty or refills
2 Faulty Print cartridge head.

Thanks hope this is of some help

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Hi Todd
I'm suprised you got it to work without the cartridge in it.
You'll probably find that you've burned out the magenta nozzles. The print head works by rapidly heating ink to squirt it out of the nozzle and the incoming ink cools it down prior to the next squirt. It's happening at a spectacular speed and if no cool ink is coming in the nozzles get hotter and hotter until they burn out. Alternatively, they may just be clogged up with dried up residue. Remove the print head and run it under hot water for a while (take the inks out first). Dry it off. refit it and the inks and try again.

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2) Check out the printer settings for quality, colour and photo correction..

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The other week I had the black print head clog up, requiring daily nozzle deep cleaning [a normal 'ocassional' maintenance function]. Thought I needed a new Print head, so anything worth a try.
I loaded up an old black cartridge [I load all my own......always have] with Isopropyl Alcohol and ran deep clean on that cartridge a couple of times, then repeat printed [6 times] a page full of the number 8 in about half inch character size, to get the alcohol through the nozzles. then Deep cleaned again 3 times, to wash it through the print head.

I reloaded the normal ink filled cartridge and ran the '8' page again till I got good black output. It has now been working without problem, daily, for over a week. Clearly if it's a Magenta only problem, the cleaning as described above would be a bit different, as the magenta is one of 4 colour cartridges.
My printer does quite a lot of work, and was bought at least a couple of years ago, being used daily for alpha numeric and photo printing work. This was the first difficulty I experienced with it.
Hope the above might help.Ken

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