Question about Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer
My cyan color won't print. All the other four colors print fine. I've done all the cleaning and deep cleaning. I even replaced the print head with a new one and installed a brand new cyan ink cartridge. Nothing has worked. Please help.
Soaking the print head in non-detergent ammonia works very well. It breaks up the dried ink clots perfectly. (Soaking in alcohol does not work nearly as well.) Be sure the head is completely dry before putting it back in the machine.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
I have fixed the problem with my MP830 not printing black. It was the print head. I took the print head out and noticed that the black was clogged.
Apparently as the print head uses such fine jets to get the quality levels up, it seems to be quite common for the print head to become clogged.
There are many ways of unclogging the print head, allot of people I read about used alcohol type liquids to clean with, but I was able to get mine unclogged using warm water, a syringe and some good quality paper towel.
Its a tedious process, but you have to unclog all the dried out ink out of the print head. Some people suggested soaking the print head over-night in water or alcohol, but I was too impatient for this method.
There are two small screws which I undid, this allows the print head to come apart and give you better access to clean. using warm water in a syringe(large needle and body-the type used for re-filling cartridges) squirt water into the offending color hole. you should be able to see all the dried ink comming out.
The paper towel is used to bleed the water and ink through the printhead slots.
If anyone is interested in the method which worked for me, feel free to drop me an email and I can offer some more details, maybe would be easier with a few pics too.
I am outta time, kind of hard to explain in a few paragraphs.
My printer was 2 weeks out of warranty when I did this, there was no way I was going to pay a cent more for a new print head thats for sure.
Use this method at your own risk.
Posted on May 31, 2008
To Fix the stupid Cyan, just unplug the printer, it may take more that one time unplug, its stupid problem, printer needs to reset, I have a full ink of Cyan but it says this "There is more than one Cyan" on the dispaly on the printer, and windows that its missing. I don't know what idiots programmed the printer. but screw them.
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Posted on May 03, 2008
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