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Printing problem My PIXMA iP3000 has been great until it just stopped printing. It goes through all the motions, but nothing would show. As a result, I did some cleaning, deep cleaning, bottom plate cleaning and print head alignments and now when I do a test I get extremely light results, but if I go to print anything else (like this webpage or Word doc) nothing prints at all even though the paper goes through and the heads seem to be working. I put in new black ink a couple weeks ago, but all other inks are realtively full. FYI I also tried rebooting, turning the printer on and off, taking out and putting back all the inks, but nothing is working. PLEASE help! Thank you!!!

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  • cosmo115 Jul 10, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response. Silly question, but where is and how do I take out the ink well??

    Thanks again!

  • cosmo115 Jul 10, 2008

    Thanks, but where is and how do I remove the ink well??

  • cosmo115 Jul 13, 2008

    Thanks. As it turns out, right before I received the manual from you, the iP3000 just died (e.g., it is plugged in, but does not turn on anymore). Considering I paid aroud $39 for it 3.5 years ago and used dirt cheap ink for it, it did not owe me anything, although it was the best printer I ever had. Too bad I have maybe 15 ink cartridges I didn't get to use yet left.

    As a result, I ordered an MX700. Thanks again!

  • ken warner Jul 24, 2008

    While printing the print went faint, replaced all 4 cartridges but output is still faint



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Its too bad you have to buy the manual

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Hey try removing the ink well and using menthylated spirit or rubbing alcohol , soak the base in it for 10 minutes then using a straw blow out the ink holes (where the cartridge slides in) if that fails or you get reults that still aint perfect, as a last resort boil the ink well for a few minutes then will clear it out..

If this fails the the problem my be in the ribbon connecting to the ink well, or in the preprocessor it self. If you can find another one like yours the owner is willing to part with maybe you can salvage these parts from it. If this is not the case and you need to purchase new components the i'd suggest you dispose of this printer and get another it just wont be worth fixing it in that event.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 11, 2008

    The Ink well is the parth that you put the cartridges into,,

    Depending on your printer you may need to take it apart to remove it, or in some models you can simply Un Clip it..

    Here is the Service Manual It Contain All the Information You need to get it done

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 12, 2008

    The service manual i posted above contais the information you need in removing and replacing it,, Have you had any luck ?



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