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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: pgbk cartrige
Your printer works with the PGI-5BK cartridges, that are in fact just ink-tanks, the printhead being apart of the tanks, so if the cartridges are not empty, it cannot be because of them. It doesnt matter if you replace the cartridge, the problem is in the printhead.
If the problem occured just a while ago, you should consider that NOT PRINTING a long time (30 days) with a printer can lead to ink drying out in the printhead, clogging the nozzles. OK, now it comes: If you have some tehnical skills, you can remove the cartridge and desassembly the printhead (where the cartridge are in) and do the following:
Put a paper-tissue on a small plate (like a coffee-cup plate), then put some boiling water on it, just 2~3mm of water over the tissue.
Put the printhead with the nozzles part downside on the tissue, in the hot water.
Let it stay there in the water 30 min.
Put the cartridges back on the printhead (without installing it in the printer), rap it in an other clean tissue, than shake it strongy as if you want to force ink to get out trough the nozzles. Then clean gentle the nozzle part of the printhead on some sheets of tissue.
Get the cartridges again out of the printhead, install it in the printer, then install the cartridges again and run a few cleaning processes from the printers maintenance software.
It should work. If you dont have the tehnicall skills needed, Canon gotcha, or you can visit a local specialist to make all this for you, they usualy have better equipmens, as ultrasonic cleaners and special solvents that makes all this easyer.
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Posted on Feb 04, 2008
SOURCE: Canon MP800 PGBK black ink will
This should not be a problem normally. I have 6 canon printers using BCI cartridges which are almost the same as the CLI and PG5 cartridges except for the chip. The problem is only in one of 2 places. The cartridge mouth or the printhead.
1. take a look at the cartridge. Did the foam material on the opening get hit causing it to be higher than 1-2mm from the top of the opening? It could be the foam is not touching the printhead's opening. You can center and or move down the foam by using a needle or a paper clip to edge it out a little so that is comes closer to the mouth of the opening.
2. If you think the cartride is not the problem, take the printhead out. You will need a few things and some. Get some DISTILLED WATER, not mineral water but distilled. Heat it up and put in a wide shallow pan about 1-2mm of water. Warm to the touch or just before boiling point. Place a paper tower folded twice over each other so it looks like a 4 section card. Dip the print head into the towel which should be soaked in the warm to hot water. Dip for 1-2 seconds then lift it up and dig again. Each time you lift it up notice if there are 2 areas that the black ink shows up. If only 1 shows up check which position. I think you have a 5 cartridges and to one side should be the PG5's nozzles. Then next to it about 1cm or half inch away should be the CLI8Black's nozzles. Continue dipping till you about 10x if nothing comes out then change the water, make it warmer then dip the printhead for 5 seconds on the water soaked paper towel.
Let me know if this works. I have another solution get it working but it's going to take you a bit of time to find the parts to make it or find it.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Unfortunately I have no idea which compatible cartridge you're using so it's difficult to provide a definite solution. However a few things to consider:
1. The cartridge needs to have a clear vent hole so if you haven't removed tape or a plug from a hole that was indicated in the instructions, you need to do this.
2. Try removing the cartridge and then touching the exit port on the cartridge with a Q-tip (cotton bud) to see if the ink flows to the cotton. If it doesn't you need to replace the cartridge.
3. Check the cartridge is sitting properly in the printhead.. The interface between the printhead, rubber grommet and the cartridge exit port is very important and the cartridge needs to sit in this properly.
My guess is that the compatible cartridge is not up to the job and you need to consider getting an OEM (Canon original) instead.
You may want to think about finding a refill kit and using the Durschtich (German) method of refilling using bulk ink and a chip resetter instead of compatibles.... Nifty-stuff forums have a LOT of information on this subject so it's well worth a look.
Hope that helps.
Posted on May 28, 2009
SOURCE: Why two black ink cartridges?
The larger of the two cartridges is used for text only. The smaller is used for color printing. Its purpose is to eliminate the need for a "Processed" black (black being mader by the color inks).\
Posted on May 30, 2009
To solve the printing problem..
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel. # Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right). # Continue doing this until it looks clean. # Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing. # Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier. 2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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