Question about Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer
After changing my cartridge (which I have done tons of times in the same way), my printer doesn't print anything. The paper goes through and it makes a printing sound, but nothing comes onto the paper. Pls. help....
Thanks, Inge de Water
Hi FixYa team,
Thank you for your mail. No, I didn't find a solution to my problem yet. I also contacted the Canon Support and got some suggestions and questions like: What inks are being used in the printer? Have to state the type of ink that is being used and the order that the tanks are installed in the print head. I also have to provide the exact part number (such as BCI-6C, PG-40, etc.) imprinted on the ink cartridge.
I have to complete two deep cleanings, and perform another
Nozzle Test. If colors are still missing, I have to turn off the printer. After
24 hours, turn the printer on and perform one more Deep Print Head
Cleaning. Once the cleaning is complete, print another Nozzle Test.
After I have completed the Nozzle Test, I have to let them know the
I haven't done all these things yet, so when I have I then will know whether or not the printer works. If not, the only other solution is to buy another printer, which will probably be an Epson, 'cause I'm not too happy with this Canon one.
Thanks again for your interest and kind regards,
Inge de Water
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Remove all of the paper from the paper tray and slide the paper guides all the way to the side. Examine the paper for any crumpled or torn pieces, then reload the tray. Make sure the guides fit snugly against the sides of the paper. If the guides are too loose, the paper can feed into the iP1600 skewed and cause a paper jam. If the guides are too tight it can cause the printer to grab more than one piece of paper.
Open the front of the printer and wait for the print cartridges to move to the center. Do not move the cartridges by hand--this could damage the printer and void your warranty.
Pull the cartridges slightly toward you and lift them free of the printer. Set the cartridges aside.
Wipe the interior of the printer with a soft cloth to remove any ink residue and paper dust. The Pixma iP1600 has a tendency to accumulate a lot of paper dust, especially during periods of heavy use. Cleaning the printer periodically is the best way to avoid problems.
Dip a cotton swab in warm water and carefully clean the bottom of each print cartridge. The print cartridges in the iP1600 printer also tend to accumulate paper dust. In addition the print nozzles can become clogged with ink residue, resulting in poor print quality and shortening the life of the cartridges. Continue wiping the cartridges until all ink residue and paper dust have been removed.
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How much time you have done refilling a same cartridge? You shouldn't
refill a same cartridge more than three times. Make sure that the cartridges
are OK. May be the head of the cartridges are not in good condition. You may
need to replace cartridge. Check that you have installed the cartridges
properly or reinstall it. Align the cartridges. If it doesn't solve your
problem then you have to replace the cartridges. Using original cartridge
always is recommended.
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