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A sudden purple flash on my photos

I have been using the Canon Pixma MP600 for some time. Recently it has started printing strong purple colour in certain areas of photos - looks like it may be where light was shining. The problem is that the same photos were being printed perfectly before so I don't know what has happened. I can adjust the colour of the photo but that is not solving the problem. I did recently install a new black ink cartridge. Can anyone help - please??

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  • Christine Tait Jul 21, 2007

    I've discovered since that it is not printing anything in black ink so this is obviously what is wrong. The PGBK cartridge seems to be the problem according to the info I get after cleaning the print head. I am going to get a new one today but the cartridge is full and I installed it about six weeks ago. Hopefully this will solve the problem. The cartridge that is in at the moment looks OK but nothing seems to work even after deep cleaning. Here's hoping!

  • Christine Tait Jul 24, 2007

    I have replaced the cartridge but this has not solved the problem. When I do a deep clean and print a copy of the outcome I do not have anything on the sheet for the PGBK cartridge. Normally it should be slighted dotted if the cartridge was blocked but there is nothing there at all. Has anyone got any other suggestions?



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Hey Kirsty, It could be that the one of the carts is installed badly. You will no doubt have taken both carts out, and checked they are seated properly. It also worth checking to see that any tape that covers vents (more important when using compatible carts) has been removed to allow air in and ink out. If you have absolutely no ink on the test sheet, it could be that whilst the cart was out ink has dried in the nozzles. Follow the link below to one of my previous posts about under-head cleaning. This post was geared more towards an Epson machine, but the principles remain exactly the same for other brands. Link to post: This should help you on your way. If you need further help, just let us know.

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