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New ink is not printing

I just installed new ink for my canon i9900 printer, all 8 cartridges and when i went to run a test print, all i kept getting were blank pages. not only that, but when i went to check my ink supply levels, it shows that i have less than half on 3 cartridges! i just bought them last wednesday! what is going on, i didn't pay near $90 for this and i have deadlines to meet and things to print asap! please help.

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  • tiki4444 Aug 19, 2008

    my i9900 will not print cyan, magenta, and yellow. It prints all other colors just fine. I have ran the cleaning program over and over. The trouble shooting program told me my magenta nozzle was defective and I needed a new printer head. I bought one from canon installed it but it fixed nothing. I still can't print cyan magenta and yellow. Somebody please help!

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    My group 2 C M Y will not print. I know the Print Head is clean.



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Make sure the paper is off the ink cartridges

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I get three blinking yellow lights and one green light then it repeats on my I9900. I can't print

Are you looking at the blinking lights under the cartridges? I presume you have replaced them with new ones? When ink is low it lets you print with warnings, but when the cartridge is empty it will stop you printing all together to prevent you damaging the machine.

Nov 04, 2013 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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The printhead moves and it sounds loke it is printing but the paper is blank?

A few possibilities:

1. out of ink -- replace the ink-cartridge

2. clogged ink-jets -- run the "print-head-cleaning" utility.

3. messed-up electronics inside the printer -- buy a new printer.

Aug 28, 2010 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Most of Group 1inks,(except red) won't print

Over on the right is not waste ink pads, waste ink is under the print engine covering the whole bottom of the printer. On the right is the purge assembly and there is ink on the filters on top and on the squeegee that wipes the printhead. You may need a new purge assembly, or just re attach a hose in the purge unit that may have come off. That printer is well worth the repair...

Sep 10, 2009 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon i9900 isn't printing photo magenta

Use denatured alcohol to soak the print head. Then use suction to draw the alcohol back thru to the foam ports where the ink cartridges rest. Continue until the alcohol runs clear. Then use water and then repeat with alcohol. Allow to dry and re-install in printer. Use new ink cartridges when re-starting printing.

Dec 31, 2008 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon i9900 not printing red or photo magenta after new printhead install

I have 3 Canons i9900 and the clogging of red and photo magenta is common, mainly photomagenta. I take the print head out and place it on a paper towel. I mix a solution of 50/0 distilled water and isopropyl alcohol. I use a syringe and put enough solution around each print head to cover it and let it soak for about 1 hr. I will keep adding solution to keep the head covered. You will notice color leaking out on the paper towel. After an hour I actually push the solution through each head until no color comes out the bottom. I took a piece of tubing and heated it to shrink the end and then cut it off straight. It fits snugly on top of the print head. I then attached it to a syringe and fill the syringe with my solution. Then I push the tubing on top of the head and gently push solution through the head until it comes out clear. I do all the heads. when I am done I use canned air to gently dry everything, especially the contact plate off. when I put the new head in I usually try to put OEM cartridges in the first time, I have been told they flow better. This works for me. It is a pain but I refill my ink and I save $1000's a year in ink.

Oct 03, 2008 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon i9900 black ink smudging

ok, What cartridges are you using, Are the Canon cartridges?
What paper are you using, is it Canon paper?

If you are to both of these it could be wise ordering a printhead, but this is mostly caused in the uk by None Canon Paper.

Please let me know what you are using?

Sep 24, 2008 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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Faulty Ink Cartridge?

You can try this, but maybe a new print head is needed.
OK, Canon will hate me for posting this.

1. Remove ink cartridges
2. Remove print head
3. go to sink or tub (stainless steel, not plastic type), pick up a roll of paper towel on the way.
4. Fold several layers of paper towel and place on flat surface.
5. Run hot water until HOT!
6. Turn hot water back to a dribble.
7. Run the dribbling hot water through print head, be careful not to wet the gold contacts.
8.When water running through print head is clear, place print head on paper towel.
9. Repeat number 7 and 8 until no colour shows on paper towel.
10. Gently DAB print head (DO NOT WIPE) inside and out with dry paper towel until dry.
11. I normally replace print head after drying, but you may wish to let it air dry overnight.
12. Replace print head in printer and install cartridges
13. Start printing.

I do this to all 4 of my Canon printers every 6 months or so.

If any colour fails to print after this process it means your print head probably needs replacing.

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