My printer is a Pixma IP3000 I can't get the yellow ink to print
I had to replace the yellow ink cartridge and now I can't get it to print at all...all the other colors are good..I deep cleaned the heads...but still no yello...what can I do short of getting a new printer...thanks
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Clean the ink cartridge contacts with a moist tissue or glass/LCD cleaner clothe. Do the same on the printer cartridge holders. Do this gently and carefully avoiding further damages to your printer and it's cartridges.
Declog print heads using denatured alcohol for an hour or two or head cleaning agents available at any ink refilling stations. You can use a suction device included in the refill kit.
Try using another cartridge of the same type by borrowing from a friend, relative or member of the family and see if the problem still occurs.
Try removing the printer driver, restart computer then reinstall driver so that the default settings will be restored. If it still exist, you can google for iptool software and try resetting it's EPROM.
If the problem still exists, you need to go to the nearest service center.
Check usb cable if they are installed firmly and correctly. Check proper voltage input though designed as Autovolt system.
Try plugging the usb cable on another free usb port or you may try another computer to check if your printer works.
See if there are blinking lights and error codes. You can google for its error codes.
Check flex cable continuity, maybe some rodents have eaten it.
Remove ink cartridge, turn the power off and clean cartridge contacts including the holder contacts, turn it on and return cartridges. You may try borrowing a working ink cartridge of the same type from a friend.