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Printing black ink

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I've been away for 7 wks and I had a generic black ink in the printer, the other colors work fine but the black doesn't work now. I brought a new canon ink, but it still doesn't print. It does recognise it and shows up as full, however no black printing works.

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  • foxstaz Aug 23, 2008

    thx mate, worked a treat with a strong solvent - i'll be careful of the non canon products!

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Some canon printers come with a utility program that has a whole host of troubleshooting programs.

if yours came with this, try looking in it for a nozzle cleaner or head cleaner utility.

im thinking the generic ink may have gummed up the printer nozzles.

if that doesnt work, take a Q-Tip and clean the heads and nozzles on the cartridge with denatured alcohol (~$10; pick it up at local pharmacy maybe? i got mine through the local grocery stores pharmacy).

let me know if that works for you. got a couple other ideas.

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