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Canon Printer iP1600

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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

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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


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