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Replaced empt 3E cartridge. Now it won't print

Our old cartridge was definitely empty. I bought a replacement 3E.  I put it in.  It won't print.  I removed cartridge.  Reinserted it. Tried to print again.  Nothing.  h e l p

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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    have replace ink jet 3e cartridge,have done lots of cleaning, deep cleaning. Went to check nozzle check 3e doesnt show up

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with mine. Tried deep cleaning and multiple replacement cartridges. Think it's time for a new one. I had this same thing happen with another of the same printer. Were you using compatible ink cartridges? I was and I'm wondering if that is what the problem really is.

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Kind of an X-file situation there. You should try an other cartridge, maybe that one is defective

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

Same problem here except my 3e stopped while still containing ink. ran all tests, cleans and lastly a 'deep clean'. Thought head might have died, called Canon and they confirmed, so I ordered new head. It arrived yesterday but did nothing to help the problem. All other color ink tanks print. 3e does not (neither or 2 3e replacements). Any ideas out there?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • Jorge Jun 22, 2012

    Same problem here: new printhead, 3e does not print

  • Jorge Jun 22, 2012

    Same problem here. Took out old printhead, put in a new one, new 3e cartridge, that color and only that one will not print.

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