I put 2 refilled cartridges into my P4350 about a month ago and they worked fine. I haven't used it for about 2 weeks and now all the paper is coming out completely blank when I try to print. Any ideas?
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In this case it is either a faulty print head..or it is just a mater of changing the cartridges...Usually if the printer was not used for a long period of time ..(2 weeks or more) ...the cartridges goes dry and this will be the result...-blank printing ...The easy way to solve it ...is changing them with new and genuine ones...or ..if you use refilled ones..try to insert air with a syringe ..into them so that they will mix..and also ...fill them again and agitate ...In the moment when they will leave a good mark when pressed on a paper ..(1 cm ink mark ...about 2 mm wide)..it means they will work ..Also try to reset the ink counter when you put them back ...(it may be in error )
I guess it FixYa didn't accept my (very long, but totally correct) solution that I took the time to type. Because I refused to "sign in". Here's the short version. Load Paper. The same thing happened to me. I replaced the toner cartridge with a new one (because of a FLASHING red light for several weeks) after the red light went to STEADY red. But it still would not print. The paper was "out". When I'd refilled the paper-tray, it printed fine. I had just ASSUMED that the steady-red light meant toner was finally OUT. WRONG! That steady-red light had nothing-to-do with toner; it meant "you're out-of-paper". Don't get confused like I did. Refill the paper-tray. Then take that expensive NEW toner cartridge OUT, and put the OLD toner cartridge back in. And keep using the "dregs" of the toner out of the old cartridge for several more weeks. And DON'T get confused by the paper-is-out condition making that red light STEADY.
You will need to clean cartridges and printer head with cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. Some printers have a self-cleaning diagnostic setting on them. After thourough cleaning, print test page and use alignment if necessary.
I have about 6 canon printers with a 3in 1 using PG40 and CL41. I have never encountered the problem you have. I have looked into some other sites and noticed a number if CLI-8 cartridges being replaced by Canon. I think there are only 2 probable problem areas, he cartridge or the software you are using. I suggest you call up Canon and complain about this problem. Seems like you got the printer 6 months or so ago. You should able to get to do something like replace the printer or cartridges. I'm assuming that you don't refill or have your cartridges refilled so the contact points should not be messy w/ ink. You can try cleaning the contact points on the cartridges and printer. But I'd call Canon and explain to them the situation and see if they can solve your problem. Solve I'm implying is to replace your cartridges or printer. Let me know if this helps.