Question about Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Printless my printer is working but no print on paper.. i check the ink its still full, i even replace a new one even if its full but still no print... please help me.. thanks!

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    Printer will not print black ink, color works fine HELP. Keep in mind this is a new printer out of the box. Last ip1500 I had did the same exact thing. After I purchased a new printhead for it.

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Follow the steps below to perform Print Head Cleaning (Windows):

Note: After confirming that the cable is connected and the printer is powered on, perform the following.

  1. Open the Printers folder.

    • For Windows XP select 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware', and 'Printers and Faxes'.
    • For Windows versions other than Windows XP select 'Start', 'Settings', and 'Printers'.

  2. Right-click the printer icon and select 'Properties'.

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  3. Click the Maintenance tab, and then click the 'Cleaning' icon.



  4. Click 'OK' to continue with the print head cleaning. The power lamp will flash and print head cleaning will start. Do not perform any other operations until print head cleaning completes.



  5. Print nozzle check pattern by clicking on the 'Print Check Pattern' button to determine if further cleaning is necessary.

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  6. Once the page has printed examine the nozzle check pattern.

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  7. If the pattern does not print correctly, click the 'Exit' button to return to the Maintenance tab.

  8. Click the 'Deep Cleaning' icon.



  9. Click the 'Execute' button.

  10. Confirm the message, and then click the 'OK' button to start the DeepPrintless - ip1500_win_deep_cleaning3.jpgc="/uploads/images/ip1500_win_deep_cleaning3.jpg" alt="ip1500_win_deep_cleaning3.jpg" class="h_mi" />

  11. The Power lamp will blink and print head deep cleaning will start. Deep cleaning completes when the Power lamp stops blinking and lights. (It will take about a minute for the Power lamp to stop blinking and light solid.)

  12. Print another nozzle test pattern. If the pattern still does not print correctly, replace any ink tank that may be low, and then perform another deep print head cleaning.

  13. If printing is still not satisfactory, there may be a problem with the print head.



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