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My printer will not print correctly

I have windows vista and have currently changed all the ink cartradiges. Once i replaced the ink my printer will not print correctly, it prints however you can barely read it. Can you please help??

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  • handler228 Aug 25, 2008

    WAS AWAY ON HOLIDAY AND IT PRINTED FINE BEFORE I LEFT. DO I HAVE TO RESTART THE PRINTER AND HOW DO I DO THIS

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Changed black cartridge and now only colour printer will print in is blue/green


The black print head most likely is blocked with dried ink.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

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Printer does not print and 2 messages appear: 1)


Enabling bidirectional support Windows 7 / 2000 / XP / Vista:
Access the Printer Properties:

For Windows 7
  • Click the 'Start' button from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and then click on 'Devices and Printers'.
  • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printer properties' from the menu that appears.
For Windows Vista
  • Click / Select the 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
  • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printer properties' from the menu that appears.
For Windows XP Home Edition
  • Click / Select the 'Start' button from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
  • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

For Windows XP Professional Edition
  • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
  • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Printer properties' from the menu that appears.

For Windows 2000
  • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
  • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.
In the printer's Properties window, select 'Ports', then 'Enable bidirectional support'
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SECOND QUESTION:

ERROR LCD: The type of print head is incorrect. Insert the correct print head
Solution: Reseating the MP500 / MP800 print head


Reseating the Print Head Reseat the print head to correct print issues or clear an error. Reseat the Print Head:
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the button. (The paper output tray will open.).

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  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

    Caution: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. Make sure to remove the ink tanks one by one.

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  5. Raise the print head lock lever.

  6. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles , electrical contacts , or ink supply ports . Doing so may cause printing problems.

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  7. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

  8. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

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  9. Press the mark on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  10. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    The ink tanks are installed properly.
    The ink tanks are not installed properly.


    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  11. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications

You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

  • On: The printer is ready to print.
  • Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
  • Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
  • Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

I trust this is helpful. Please express appreciation.

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Windows XP : Go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes Right click on your printer, click Printing Preferences, click Maintenance, click Ink Cartridge Replacement, then follow the instructions.
Windows Vista : Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers Right click on your printer, click Printing Preferences, click Maintenance, click Ink Cartridge Replacement, then follow the instructions.
Windows 7 Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers Right click on your printer, click Printing Preferences, click Maintenance, click Ink Cartridge Replacement, then follow the instructions.

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XP : Click Start, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes Right click on your printer, click Printing Preferences, click Ink Cartridge Replacement. Follow the instructions.
Vista : Click Start, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers Right click on your printer, click Printing Preferences, click Ink Cartridge Replacement. Follow the instructions.
7 : Click Start, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers Right click on your printer, click Printing Preferences, click Ink Cartridge Replacement. Follow the instructions.

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This could be happening if Windows 7 is trying to use Windows Vista drivers and driver package for printing activities. You should uninstall the current drivers and its full package. For more details on uninstalling, visit the link below:
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Once done, download & install the updated drivers and software for Windows 7 from the link below:

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The methods of replacing the ink cartridge of the printer follows here:
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I hope this helps you.

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