I tried everything--all connections are good -all ink filled- It sounds like it is printing but only blank pages come out--I think I had this problem before and cleaned the heads--it worked after that--now i've done everything to no avail--can anyone help me--thanks a million Sy
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Re: Prints blank pages only
Try brand new genuine cartridges, if that does not work, it is your printer's print heads. Canon has these built into the printer as opposed to having them built into each new cartridge. Sometimes cleaning the heads a few times does not do much at all.
On some occassions I have cleaned the print heads over 20 times and have succeeded eventually in getting it to print.
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1. Did it ever 'properly' print pages....?
2. If so, is there enough ink in the printer? You have be able to tell in the printer's program....
3. If you just changed the ink cartridges, or this is a new install, did you remove the pieces of shipping tape, on the back/bottom of the cartridges?
What have you tried, "Everything I can..."..?
Make sure that the paper quality matches what is in the printer. If set to glossy, minimal ink is deposited on the page. Also, check the print quality - draft quality provides a minimal amount of ink as well.
Had a good read of the manual, which can be found on this site and I think you must fill the cartridges with ink, otherwise you could cause damage to the printer if you continue running it empty. The instructions for filling them manual can be found on my tip on filling PG40, CL41. You should also try standing them first in a saucer of ink cleaning fluid which you get with refill kits. This might clean the nozzles. However I would run the expense of buying new ones first, shop around on the net, they are coming down in price!
It really sounds like you might have bad ink cartridges, if you use re-filled cartridges they often have problems like you are describing. The ink will get clogged and not make it to the spray nozzel so the printer thinks its printing, but the ink isnt being sprayed onto the page.
i think u already solved your problem...your printer's problem is its printer head...u cannot solve this problem by fixing it yourself.all u can do is to buy new printer head at printer's shop. it is true because i got the same problem with my BJC 200.i do the same solution as u r and lastly, i go to the technician and he said i need to replace my printer head at some price.....just think bout money n i discover that buy a new one is better(as for my problem)
not to discourage u, but try to plan either to buy new printer head or buy a new printer....