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I have a Canon Inkjet i475D printer that has been sitting for a year or more. I've tried to use it today - and the print heads are apparently clogged. I've tried the cleaning and deep cleaning utility several times. The only place this has gotten me with that the color sees to print better - but my black ink has now stopped printing altogether. Earlier, it was at least doing a partial print - but black has stopped printing altogether. I have replaced both ink cartridges and both are now full. What do I do now?

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If its been sat for a year it will need new cartridges. ink drys out over time when empty it drys to the head as there is nothing to keep it wet.

Posted on May 15, 2017

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I have successfully managed to clean the print head with isopropyl alcohol by placing a flexible plastic tube over the cartridge seat, filling the tube partially with the alcohol, then blowing very hard through the tube. The alcohol does not appear to harm anything.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Hi it's Gill again. I've been looking around more on the net and I think the problem is our printers need new printheads which I'm told are spare parts easy to change. Hope this helps. Gill

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Did you try to wipe the cartridge.Maybe there's a clogs. inside.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Try wiping the print head with a soft damp cloth - it works for me.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: The black ink won't print on my canon iP5200.

Try removing the cartridge and cleaning the cartridge contacts in the printer with a cotton swab dampened with isopropyl alcohol. When the contacts are dry, lightly scrub them with a white pencil eraser (the red ones are too coarse and may cause more problems), then wipe clean with a dry cotton swab.

If that doesn't help, open up the printer and find the other end of the ribbon cable connected to the print head carrier. There is often some sort of locking clamp on that connector. Unlock it, pull out the ribbon cable and clean the contacts on that end, then reassemble. (The lock may be a sliding sleeve around the cable (it only comes out about a millimeter) or a flip-up plate. If there is nothing like that, the cable is a friction fit and pulls out with a small amount of force. Some very cheap printers use a permanently attached connection).

Explanation: It is possible that there is a second drive voltage to the print heads that isn't connecting, but its failure doesn't prevent normal communications to the cartridge using the logic level voltage.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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