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My printer prints white ink! the head moves like it was printing normally but after that, the paper comes out clean. the cartridge is a refill, and the head is clean (..i think because ink flows out of it when i press it against a paper).

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Use black paper!

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My printer goes through the motion of printing but the paper comes out blank. I've an hp deskjet d2360 and there is ink in it


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Solution 1:
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cartridge automatically. Press START - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - HP Deskjet d2360 right click and select Printing Preferences - Select the Color tab - select Printer Services - select Clean cartridge, wait for the cleaning process is completed - Perform Test print. If the print test results, has good graphics, press Finish. If the graph is not clear or drop out, repeat the cleaning process once again.

Solution 2:
1. Open the cover printer, cartridges will move to the middle position.
2. Remove the cartridge (be careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand), then stick the tip cartridge (print head) to clean water
3. Then, attach the print head to a tissue paper. If there is a tissue paper used in ink (black cartridges, black block lines, and color cartridges, three color red yellow blue lines), means the flow of ink to the print head is normal. If the
tissue paper no trace of ink, attach back into the water, repeat the above process.
4. After process is complete no.3, clean the cartridges with a tissue paper (careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand, because it will damage the cartridge). After cartridge clear of the water, insert the cartridges into printer.

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How do you print a document using color ink? I am out of black ink.


Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you printed with black ink missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with black ink missing even if you aren't using it. That's the case with your Canon printer.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

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My printer will not print in black. It will use the other colors, but not black. When I try to print a black and white document, it prints in blue.


if u want to print selected document in black than open the document select print go to printer properties select grayscale printing

always print in black
go to printer properties than go to maintenance than go to ink cartridge setting select ink cartridge black only for balck and white printing only.
OR
CHANGE CARTRIDGE

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How do i refill the # 96 & 97 ink cartridges


Hello!
To refill your cartridges, you will need a syringe, a needle, ink of course, some toilet paper or tissue and gloves (recommended!).
Turn the printer on, open the cover and remove the cartridges from the printer.

1. BLACK CARTRIDGE:

  • Peel off the top label- you should see several holes.
  • Fill the syringe with 10-15ml. of black ink.
  • Slowly inject ink in any of the holes (the best way is to pour a bit in each hole, so the sponge inside can absorb more ink)
  • If any ink starts coming out from the refill holes, remove 1 or 2ml of ink.
  • Also, always check if there is ink leaking from the print head (The nozzle or print head is the porous metal piece at the bottom of the cartridge). If there is, simply remove some ink.
  • Gently wipe the electric contacts on your cartridge.
2. COLOR CARTRIDGE:
  • Peel off the top label.
  • You will see 5 holes. The one on the top is for yellow. The two holes on the left are for magenta (red), and the ones on the right are for cyan (blue). Here is a picture:
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  • Slowly pour 3-5ml. of each color in the appropriate hole.
  • If ink starts leaking, either from the refill hole or the print head, remove 1-2ml of ink.
  • Gently wipe the contacts on the cartridge.
A few tips:
  • Always make sure that you do not insert air along with the ink, because there will be white streaks on your printouts.
  • Once you have refilled your cartridges, your printer will give you a "low ink" message, which is normal, because the printer can't know that someone has refilled the cartridges. The printer "sees" your cartridges by their serial number, and the ink level will show again once you put in a new cartridge. I suggest you just ignore the message (the estimated ink level is never right anyway), and always look at your printouts- if the colors are faded, or one of the colors is missing, that is a sign that you should refill your cartridges again.
  • Also, if you haven't been printing regularly (at least once a week), the print quality might be poor. You can do a software print head cleaning:
  1. Press the "setup" button on your printer.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select "Tools", then press the ok button.
  3. Select "Clean Print Cartridge", then press ok.
  4. Your printer will then print a test page, which you should examine. If the print quality is good, you're good to go.
  5. If the problem is still there, open the "printer toolbox":
-On your computer, open the Control Panel
-Double click on "Printers and Faxes".
-Right click your printer icon and select "Properties".
-Click on "Printing preferences".
-Click the "Services" tab.
-Then, click on "Service this device" icon.
-The printer toolbox opens.
-On the "Device Services" tab.
-Click on "Clean the print cartridges", then follow the on-screen instructions. (there are three levels of cleaning available). Just bear in mind that software cleaning uses a lot of your ink!


You can also try cleaning the cartridge yourself:
  • Place the clogged nozzles in warm water and soak them until the dried ink begins to flow from the nozzle.
  • After a few minutes of letting the dried ink flow, remove the nozzles from the water and dry it with a soft tissue.

  • If that doesn't help, you might have some air left in your cartridge: try inserting air in the syringe and blow it in one of the refill holes (close the other ones with your fingers). A small amount of ink should be emitted from the nozzles upon injection.
  • Clean the print head and the contacts on your cartridge and pop them back in the printer.
Hope that will help!

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Printer prints blank pages


The print head is a part of the printer itself and unlike other printers, you cannot remove it or soak it without ruining your printer. So just try the print head cleaning option and perhaps replace cartridges, especially if you are using a third party or refilled cartridge which can clog even if it is full.

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Unable o clean


HTML clipboardHi If your brother printer has been left unused for some time it is probably clogged? And the inbuilt cleaning facility does not help then you will probably need to buy a Magic Inkjet Flush Print Head Cleaning Kit.

Which you can find on Ebay.
http://tinyurl.com/yfx2y5k
Although it is possible to take the Brother printers apart, it is too difficult for most people.
To view what´s inside a Brother Printer click on next line...
Click again to enlarge photo.
http://magicinkjetflush.com/images/Unclog_Refill_Brother_Printers.jpg
Therefore, what we suggest is to make cleaning cartridges using the Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool...
Then use them to flush the print head (usually at the end of long tubes near to the back of the Brother printer)
*NEVER TOUCH THE WHITE star shaped PIN... under ink cartridges... because once pessed in... it cannot be used !
Also in most cases a single cleaning cartridge for black and 1 for colour is all you will need.
If you only have FULL INKS and need to make a cleaning cartridge use Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool to empty ink cart...
Save the ink in a clean glass jar or similar make cleaning cartridge then once unclogged simply use Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool
to refill with your saved ink.

How to make Brother Cleaning Cartridges
If you wish to see photos? You can also follow the procedure for Epson C80 in the Magic Inkjet Flush Manual.

Using FREE Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool.
To refill Brother inks... or if printer has been left unused and you need to unclog print head? (To make a cleaning cartridges *Fill empties with Magic Inkjet Flush instead of Ink / Then print rectangles using Magic Inkjet to FLUSH print heads once prints appear without white lines simply replace with inks and continue printing rectangles untill all Magic has been flushed out of print head.)

How to refill Empties...
1. Secure empty Brother ink cartridge UPSIDE DOWN in a vice or similar.
2. ONLY HALF fill Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool with warm Magic Inkjet Flush (or correct color Ink if refilling with ink)
3. Then Holding Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool upright... cover metal tip with a tissue and expell any trapped air until ink appears.
4. Insert metal tip into circular ink outlet hole of upturned cartridge... until black rubber makes a GOOD seal.
Holding both securely...
5. Do NOT TRY TO FILL Instead. PULL UP on the plunger of Dr.EpSUN REFILL TOOL.
6. Air will bubble up through the Magic/ink whilst escaping from cartridge creating a vacum.
7. Now... Simply allow plunger to retract and the Magic/ink will automatically refill the cartridge for you.
8. STOP filling before the Dr.EpSUN Refill Tool is empty otherwise air will entering.
9. Repeat until ink cartridge is full.

How to FLUSH a BROTHER print head.

10. Place filled cartridge into printer and you are ready to print.
Use print head cleaning to prime which will also fill the ink tubes... then....
11. Print rectangles of the problem colour(s) using test sheets (see below) to prime ink.

As found in the manual, here are the print test sheets for printing rectangles depending on colour(s) with problem.
Just choose... Yellow, Magenta, Grey Tones etc...

PRINT TEST SHEETS FOR USE WITH MAGIC INKJET FLUSH
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Once prints appear to be normal simply replace the Magic Inkjet Flush with ink cartridges and continue printing rectangles untill flushed.

Hope it helps. If you need any further help Click Here then choose "Ask a Question"

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Refilled the ink cartridges and now when we ask it to print, it goes through all the steps, but nothing on the paper. Printer is Canon I850.


As much as I hate to say it, you might just try a purchased cartridge to see if there is a problem with the refills. If it doesn't print, then you can keep it as a spare and we can try something else.

If it does print, then might double check the refilled cartridges.

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Black Ink Skipping


After entering my posting earlier today, I did some more internet searching on this problem. I found a helpful British website that listed a trick for cleaning the printer carriage area. It's a little more than halfway down the page, if you click on this link, http://www.valueshop.co.uk/printing.asp

Here is what they suggested:
"1. OPEN printer so the cartridges move to center of the carriage.
2. REMOVE all cartridges.
3. FOLD a letter size piece of paper in half, and then in half again the other way so it is quartered.
4. START with the long, folded edge and insert into front of printer where paper normally feeds out. (it will slip in a little over halfway)
5. MOVE the paper left and right to remove any excess ink under the carriage. When the excess ink is removed the printer should print streak-free. "

I tried this (actually used 3 or 4 pieces of paper because it was pretty grungy), and I can print without bands of gray now. Although, the colors are not as vibrant as they used to be, neither is the black. (My holiday newsletter looks good enough to send out, at least.)

After cleaning the printer carriage area, I ran the nozzle check pattern test again and it still looks bad. I then cleaned and realigned the print head, and again the nozzle check pattern continues to look bad. The user manual for the F60 (page 10-5)said that if the nozzle check pattern does not improve after a deep cleaning then the printhead may be damaged. I called Canon tech support and they think that the printhead is probably damaged, but they suggested that I take it to an authorized Canon repair shop, which is too far away, and probably too much trouble. My other option is to order a new printhead directly from Canon for $45 plus $6 shipping and install it myself (or make hardware engineer hubby do it ;-) ).

Hopefully this trick for cleaning the printer carriage area will help others at least for the short term, like it helped me. Good luck!

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