Replaced ink cartridges and check ink cartridges still blinks
I have replaced my ink cartridges and the check ink cartridges along with the color light still blink. when i hold the cancle/resume button down and the color button down it will print off a test page perfectly. i know the cable that connets the printer to the computer is fine because i can scan papers from the printer to the computer... however, why wont it print anything off that i send to it? how can i fix this problem?
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If your software is installed correctly when your printer, connected via USB?, the printer icon in the system tray can be clicked and bring up the printer utility. From there or at the printer control panel you can instruct it to align and or clean the print heads.
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Don't buy Canon as they absolutely ROB you for the ink!! They are worse than ****** dealers! At least HP allows you to use non (rip-off) OEM cartridges without all the hassle! My printer will be thrown out after the ink runs out as I will not be ripped-off by Canon again!
Make sure that you installed the correct ink. It is not enough for it to fit, the numbers on the cartridge have to match those on the cartridges you replaced. You may also have problems with off brand ink that claims to work. Use Kodak ink. Also, many of the Kodak have the ink jet nozzle on the printer, not the cartridge.You can try cleaning in and around the cartridge casing, especially on the copper areas, with an alcohol swab. Then run the cleaning utility on the printer 2 or 3 times.
..."Open the ink supply andgently move the ink cartridges to the left.
Then reach in to the rightside and you'll find a small (1/2 x 1 inch)
sponge. Push it down andoff/on the machine. try it now. or ...go to
where I found out more than I should know about Canon's and where I got
my quote...http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/39177 good
The light you describe is the ink light. When that light is blinking, try this.
Turn on the printer. Open the front cover and look at the carrier for the ink cartridges. There is a white arrow right above the latch for the color cartridge. Once the carrier stops moving, the white arrow should be pointing to a symbol which represents the problem (the reason the light is blinking.) Examples are low ink black, low ink color, sick black ( replace ) , sick color ( replace ).
IF you have just replaced your black cartridge, you might need to replace your color cartridge too. This printer will not work without both ink cartridges installed and full. You cant print with a full black and an empty color cartridge unfortunately, even if you only want to print black.
just to check, is what specific lights is blinking is it the check color or just check black inks?? -to make sure w/ this one is it blinking too fast or slow and what is the color?? check if the on and off is also blinking
-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking fast means no printhead installed
-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking slow, no cartridges installed
-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking w/ on and off ready to calibrate (in ready to calibrate if doing nothing, just press cancel and
-press photo and cancel on printer, if not doing anything
-remove printhead( the one that holds the cartridges) turn printer on and off, put printhead back to printer w/ cartridges, and check the lights that is blinking
-press photo and cancel again -if not doing anything, contact manufacturer -goodluck