Pixma iP1500:new ink cartridges fitted but no Magenta
Colour print quality on this printer deteriorated so I fitted a new Ink Cartridge
This didn't cure the problem.
Printing a Nozzle Check page shows that there is no Magenta ink reaching the paper. Black, yellow and cyan seem to be OK, but no magenta.
I tried several different cartridges with the same result from each one.
I would greatly appreciate any help with solving this problem.
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go to controlpanel>printer> ur printer driver..
check the settings..
if u r unknown of the settings restore default
if u r printing from ms word see the print options and in advanced there will b the link to print color.
check the appropriate one .
there u go.
now print as much as u want
The cartridge, as well as all ink jet cartridges has a chip inside that tells it how much ink is in the cartridge. Your cartridge is LYING, except it prevents you from printing without all cartridges working. ( same for my 6 color epson ). You need to replace the cartridge. I get my cartridges at a yahoo store called Inks4less. They have good quality for cheap.
There was a study done, analizing the amount of inks left in inkjet cartridges when they indicated empty, and the range was 7% to 25% ink still left.
Since the printer insists on having all 4 cartridges (non-empty) fitted before it will print anything, the only recourse to fitting new cartridges is to fool the printer into thinking your empty magenta cartridge has ink in it. You can do this by using a cartridge resetting tool to reset the magenta cartridge chip so it reads "full". A resetter tool can be obtained from e-bay very cheaply (£4 or less). You will find sellers who ship worldwide on E-Bay UK.
Be aware though, that if you forget to select monochrome printing, the colour ink is also used in black printing - and printing with a "dry" cartridge can damage the print head. You can guard against this by filling your magenta cartridge with distilled water.
You will also find sellers of magenta cartridges (and the others of course) on E-Bay UK who ship worldwide.
this is not a printer problem, you have a problem with colour cartridge! u can fix this in 2 diferent way: 1. replace the colour cartridge with new one, or gently clean the nozzle cartridge with a wet tissue until the cyan colour mark a line on the tissue just like the others colours: yellow and magenta. maybe must repeat this several times.