Question about Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My MP830 Al-In-One Printer will not print black text. It will print color but not black. I have tried clening deep cleaning, driver update and printing from a sepatarate computer with no luck. It is clearly an issue with the printer itself. Is there any setting that speicifically control black text printing? Is this ahardware issue - for example could a curcuit have been effected by say a poower outage, though I am plugged into a power strip???

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Please check the links bellow related to your query:-

http://www.ehow.com/how_6786950_canon-pixma-won_t-print-black.html

try cleaning the printhead:-

Press the "Copy" button on the printer's control panel, and then press "Menu" until you select "User Data."
Press the arrow buttons to highlight "Maintenance," and then press "OK." Press the arrow buttons to select "Cleaning" and press "OK."
Wait as the printer performs the print head cleaning. If the black ink cartridge will still not print, take the printer to a repair shop.

Please accept the solution if it’s helpful. Do get back to us for any further query.

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