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Canon MP500 PGPK cartridge wont print

After many ink level issues, bought new Canon PGBK black cartridge, put it in. No black prints on paper for greyscale printing. ControlProgram/Printer knows that cartridge is full. Did deep cleaning. Then nozel check has absolutely nothing printed for the PGBK nozel, not even the left column heading for that cartridge. All other nozels ok.

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    Same problem.
    I have replace the cartridge and print head, still PGBK wont print at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    yes i have the sam problem

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I have the same problem too. This is obviously a product defect. If Canon not fix it, i wont buy Canon printer anymore.

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