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I80 black cartidge not printing

Hi,
I have an i80 printer. I have replaced both the color and black cartridges (canon ones NOT cheaper models that fit the i80)
The color is printing fine but the black prints nothing.
I have tried a deep clean - still nothing - there aren't even any streaks, just blank paper.
I have taken out the print head to see if anythings wrong - not much to see anyway but it doesn't look damaged.
Can anyone help in getting it to print again.
Please email before I slowly drown it in the bathtub due to frustration.

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  • smarti02 May 19, 2008

    Same problem, no solution.....

  • kermitgreen Jun 26, 2008

    Same problem here. Colour prints fine but no black.
    I have replaced the print head and the cartridges but still no joy.

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    I've changed both my color and black ink cartridges twice and I still can't get my black ink to print.

  • Kabanzai Aug 04, 2008

    Have replaced an old cartridge with a new one, followed installation process, Doesn't work.
    Found this site, did the Q-tip trick.
    Still doesn't work XD
    Any solutions would be greatfull , especially low cost ones.


  • pinkipantz Aug 09, 2008

    very samer problem only i was given the printer and don't have the user manual so don't know how to perform the head cleaning either.


  • rob_shaul Aug 15, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I can print colors but not black. Cleaning or changing cartridges does not help. Can't find anything useful on the net. Need help.

  • tapowell Sep 06, 2008

    I am having the same problem.  The paper goes through the printer as if it is printing, but the page is absolutely blank.  Have replaced the ink cartridge and done deep cleaning-- no success....

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I have had a similar problem with the i80 and a previous portable model, and resolved it by buying a new printhead.    Found it on eBay from Japan, for £35; it arrived in a week, I have just installed it, and printer is now perfect again!

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Im having the same problem!!!

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Get a q-tip and wet one end in water.  run wet q-tip along head a few times.  then take dry end and run along head again to dry it.  then run wet end again on the absorber side of head.  then dry with dry end.  replace parts, do a deep cleaning, and try a test print.

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