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Canon i960 will not print in black ink

I just loaded my canon i960 with new set of canon ink cartridges.
It will print color and shades of gray but no black text.
Anyone experienced this?

Thank you,

Alex

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Yes. Today I had the same problem. I replaced the black cartridge, but still no black prints out.




    Dot

  • COgirl8 Jun 01, 2008

    I'm having the same problem -- just replaced all cartridges, cleaned and deep-cleaned several times, and no luck. Help!!

  • dannzann Jun 10, 2008

    Can't get the black to print.  Deep cleaned about 1000 times-still no good.


    Any suggestions?


    Dann

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    all colors print clearly except black, changed to a new black cartridge but still wont print black

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    print quqlity not cleared

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I use a no. 4 pan head screw to drill a SMALL hole in the top of the ink cartridge, about 1/4" in back from the front edge, so you can reseal it with the screw when done.
Take a small syringe with a short needle and pull the plunger back.
Insert the needle into hole and hold cartridge in place, IN THE PRINT HEAD, while pushing the plunger down to "pressure feed" the ink into the print head.
Reseal the ink tank with the screw when done.
I think the problem stems from the new or refilled ink tank NOT making a good seal with the print head and then there is a vacuum leak at the joint.
I have done this many times with my various Canon printers with removable ink tanks and it almost invaribly works for me.
I also refil the ink tanks IN THE PRINTER rather than taking them out to help prevent the vacuum break between the print heand and the ink tank.
It also helps to use a photo printing program to "print" out a black, red, blue or yellow page (use whichever color you are having trouble with) to help start the ink flowing again as well.
It does not have to be a full 8 x 10 size, just something about 4 x 6 to help reestablish the ink flow.

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Yep same as above. Black prints very light gray after 5 years of good printing. Tried every test, replaced black cartridges with different brands. Just wondering if somehow you can clean the heads. I'm convinced the black head is almost totally clogged. Does anyone know how to remove the printer heas to do this?

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

  • mexican999 Mar 03, 2011

    I solved this issue by "milking" the black ink..simply remove it, then press it a bit with your figers until it drops 1 drop..., after that it started prnting with strides, then i tried printing one big black circle several times until it came out completely black..now it works!! it also helps performing a deep cleaning, i did that several times, but it didnt work until the milking

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