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Canon IP90 portable . No ink printing.

My IP90 Canon won't print, hardly anything, and the cartridges are full. just 2 days ago I printed(mostly black) about 50 full pages successfully. But the color was dim. Now I don't get any black print(although new cartridge), and just a faint trace of just blue color? Dirty heads? How do I remove them?

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  • Just plain May 12, 2008

    It turned out that the brand new black ink cartridge, I just bought it two days before, was BAD. I took it back to Staples and they gave me a new one, Whichwas fine. Thank you. Richard advised me on that. He's a top drawer repair guy! 480-396-0855. Call him. Also check out this if you want a good jolt! www.spiritlessons.com It will change your thinking!!

  • 50faty May 17, 2008

    I have a problem with the color cartridge not printing color. I just put a new one in. The color ink is getting to the pads on the heads. The black prints find. I'm wonder if the head is bad. I've done cleaning and nothing works.Any suggestion?



  • tinatt4 May 18, 2008

    I replaced the catridges and did ALL the recommended cleaning, etc.on line and still NO or barely any printing. Any help would be appreciated.

  • bsimms2 Nov 10, 2008

    I have tried at least 6 different black ink cartridges, have cleaned the print head several times, done the nozzle test -- eveything the manual says to do -- but my ip90 still won't print with the black ink cartridge. The only way I can print in black is to use the color cartridge, which works fine. What should I do???

  • lomayaya Feb 03, 2009

    have not been able to figure out how to reset the printer counter and now that I have replaced the black cartridge, no colors are printed

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    only prints the blue email address out of a whole letter

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    only prints partial documents but in all colors. ink cartridges are new and I performed 2 cleanings. Test looked good, but won't print out full documents

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Have you performed a nozzle test? If one or more of the colors is missing when you do the nozzle test, the printhead itself is likely in need of replacement.

Before considering replacment, perform a clean on the printer. Due to variations between mac and pc, please see your documentation / support files on how to perform the clean on your printer.

After performing the clean, again perform the nozzle check to see if the problem is resolved.

If still not resolved, remove and re-install any cartridges you recently replaced to make certain they are installed correctly.

Posted on May 12, 2008

I replaced my ip90 with a lexmark, my lexmark z11 has been working for 8.5 year,so i bought a z 1300

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

Problem - Pixma ip90 does not print black.

Options 1. Remove and reinstall black ink cartridge
2. Remove black ink cartridge and clean nozzle. I used my finger and it worked!

I've had nothing but problems with this printer. I purchased it in Dec. 2006 with a one year warranty. It malfunctioned once in July 2007, called tech support and they sent new printhead. Then it malfunctioned in Jan. 2008, one month after the warranty expired. I had to go to an Canon authorized service center for help. This printer is a nightmare!!

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

Waste ink tank full

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My IP90 Canon won't print, hardly anything, and the cartridges are full. It is new cartridge. If i print a color page it print only black only

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If the inkjet printer has not been used for some time, and the ink cartridges are full then the print head nozzles may be blocked. If running the maintenance nozzle cleaning does not clear the print head nozzles then the print head will need to be replaces.
NOTE - inkjet print heads are not cheap, it may be better to purchase a new injet printer.

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Take to a ink refill store and ask the to test on there machine(cartridge world etc) it will tell if cartridge is good or not! hope this helps!!!

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Did you try to wipe the cartridge.Maybe there's a clogs. inside.

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hi... it might be that you need some time to let the ink absorb into the pads in the print heads ... this can take between a few hours and a day... Must be frustrating to deep clean three times and just seem that you are wasting ink cartridges, my "solution" would be to give it time or possibly clean the print heads manually.. hope it will solve it out..

thank u!!

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Print head for canon ip90


There is a very easy fix for a Canon IP90 not printing either color or black. I just fixed mine a few minutes ago. Go to the local Dollar store and buy some nail polish remover. Then open up the printer, remove the ink cartridge(s) and put a few drops of nail polish remover in the hole that receives the ink. Works like a charm and fixed mine in just minutes. After inserting the polish remover (actually just Acetone with some glycerin) reinsert the ink cartridge and do a deep clean using the Canon utility from the Control Panel under "Printers > Properties > Maintenance (right click on the Printer icon in Control Panel to start)." You can also simply use acetone. Another trick is to remove the print head which holds the ink cartridges (although I could not figure out how to do this but it's doable) then put a paper towel soaked with distilled water (tap water probably OK) in the microwave, heat the towel and quickly put the print head on the hot paper towel. As a last resort simply order a new print head from the Internet and replace the print head. I would presume it would come with instructions for removing the old print head.

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Prints without any errors but no ink on the paper.


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*New head/cartridge installs can take several hours -sometimes even a day in cold weather, for small iP90-like printers to saturate the heads -and print.

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