Question about Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer
My Printer has just started printing in Blue/Black mix instead of Black.
I looked inside the unit, took out the cartriges, lifted the lever to the left hand side of the cartrige holder and lifted it out. The Blue one was a bit messy and the sponge running along the bottem track was wet and messsy. (Q) Does the printer need a new Head. (Q) How do I clean the sponge, is that a spare part. Can you help me please!
Regards Mike Redman
SOURCE: MP140 do not recognize cartrige
Ensure that you are using original cartridges.
Clean the cartridge sensor inside the printer ink carriage with isopropyl alcohol and cotton. From description it looks like a faulty cartridge contact.
The cartridge sensor is the metal plaque that connects to the cartridge chip, is located inside the printer carriage.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
I have the same problem with my ip 5200, when printing a document in plain black.. I spoke to canon support and they suggested to save the .doc document as a txt file before printing. It works. Not too sure if this uses any colour ink to produce the black.
You can also set the printer on grayscale. However, the printer uses the colour ink to produce black.... hence printing in black & white becomes rather expensive.
If anyone has drivers to fix this problem please let me know...
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
try to unplug your printer while it is in ON state ...it reset all your settings and after that it can recognizes your full cartridges..
Posted on May 17, 2009
Be sure to install the ink tanks in the correct order indicated by the label on the Print Head Holder. The machine will not print if an ink tank is installed in the incorrect position.
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If lines are missing or if white streaks appear
Print Head Cleaning.
If the problem is not resolved after performing Print Head Cleaning twice
After cleaning the Print Head, print and examine the nozzle check pattern (Step 1) again.
Print Head Deep Cleaning.
If Print Head Deep Cleaning does not resolve the problem, turn off the machine and perform another Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours. If the problem is still not resolved and if you are sure that the ink didn't run out, then the Print Head may be damaged. Contact your Canon service representative.
Hope this helps.
All the best.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
Hello. Reset your printer to reset ink.
Press and hold the STOP/RESUME button for at least 6 seconds. Just wait for the printer to initialize.
Posted on Jun 12, 2010
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