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Install new cartridge in Canon MP250 printer

Black cartridge installed - will not print in black

Posted by Betsy Angelcor on

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    The Spaminator Aug 17, 2021

    Hi Betsy Angelcor, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    can you elaborate on print in black statement.
    Are you printing a photo or a text document from word ?
    what paper type is being selected in program printing out.

    have you tried a deep clean on the printer ?
    Had similar problem with the latest refillable ink type cannon printer and a number of deep cleans from the printer utility software fixed my issue.


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Confirm that the ink tanks are installed properly When replacing the ink tanks, confirm that the new ink tanks are installed properly. If the ink tanks are not locked into place, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be supplied to the print head.

  1. Check that the printer is powered on and open the front cover.

  2. Wait until the print head moves to the center.

  3. Check if the ink tanks are installed properly.


    Ink tanks installed correctly


    Ink tanks installed incorrectly

  4. When installing the ink tanks, push the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.

    Note: If the ink tanks are not installed properly, paper may not be fed properly, or ink may not be ejected.


  5. Close the front cover.

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SOURCE: canoon 1p2600 wont print only in black when the

The printer need both cartridges inside it to printing.Put old color cartridge, new black and press and hold the resume button for 5 seconds.

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SOURCE: My Canon mp190 printer doesn't print after changing cartridges

it can not recognize the cartridge due to careless or mishandled.... so you will clean the cartridge using the tisue, be careful 'coz it is sensitive...

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SOURCE: My Canon MP190 will not print with only the black

the ink can probably just be left empty in the tray, this will be color has no ink left, but black dose, hence you should be able to print with the black only now. taking out color or tricolor will result in nothing being printed. some printers have the option to select black and white print modes only, this will be your best bet to use only black and white. and will yield more then 15% efficiency over color that uses far more ink due to pixelation and blending modes.

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SOURCE: black cartridge did not recognized by the printer

Try cleaning the cartridge strip or remove the black cartridge and place it correctly and check whether the hook which holds the cartridge is in proper position.

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

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I have a Canon PIXMA MP250, and it's printing black and faded lines alternatively. (one line black, one line faded black...), sometimes involve blue too.. Anyone can help?

First, are you running low on those ink colors? If not, possibly print cartridges need cleaning. If printer has separate print heads, they made need cleaning.
Lastly, print head(s) may need replacement.

How can i reset the colour cartridge in my canon mp250 printer?

replace both cartridges to fix this problem. The machine uses both cartridges in the printing processes.

Where is the printer head on a canon mp250 printer?

open the snanner lid in printer powering on then the cartridge cradel will move to middle then open the both color and black cartridge and look the down side of the cartridges you will look some glazed white part .that is the print head which is metallic thin plate.when electric apply on it it heat and melt the ink and create some vaporize condition in the cartridge then air flow from the cartridge and spray the ink on paper.

I have a canon pixma mp250 printer and i can't find the manual to explain how to replace the black ink cartridge.

To change the ink, make sure that the printer is on (green light is lit). Then lift up the entire scanner unit and latch the support on the right. Wait for the cartridge carrier to move into the ink cartridge replacement position. Open the cartridge cover on the right hand side by pinching the front and the tab on the top together; then lift it upwards. The cover will rotate towards the back of the printer. Pull the empty cartridge back out of the slot. Open your new cartridge and peel off the protective tape. (Do not touch the electrical contacts or the nozzles.) Place the new cartridge in the slot (slide it forward). Then rotate the cartridge cover back down until it clicks. If you do not need to change the color cartridge, lift up on the scanner unit until the support unlocks. Then carefully lower the entire scanner unit to close it (don't pinch your fingers or drop the scanner unit). If the orange Alarm light comes on, check that the cartridges are correctly installed and the cover is in place. Wait until the printer recharges ink system before sending a print job or copying a page.

Canon has the documentation for the MP250 on their site: (for the manuals) .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

I refilled the ink cartridges on my canon mp250 printer. Now the ink lights will not quit flashing and I am unable to print anything. I tried resetting according to instructions provided by canon and it...


How much time you have done refilling a same cartridge? You shouldn't refill a same cartridge more than three times. Make sure that the cartridges are OK. May be the head of the cartridges are not in good condition. You may need to replace cartridge. Check that you have installed the cartridges properly or reinstall it. Align the cartridges. If it doesn't solve your problem then you have to replace the cartridges. Using original cartridge always is recommended.


I have replaced both of the ink cartridge's in my Canon Pixma MP250 and now whenever I print anything in color, it comes out very light and the color has no depth to it. I made sure the cartridge's were...

Did you use Canon cartridges or generic ones? Sometimes if you do not use brand specific cartridges the printer will realize this and not print correctly. Also after you changed the cartridges did you calibrate the printer? If not, try calibrating 3 times and see if this corrects the problem. If not, it could be the cartridges...

I refilled the ink cartridges on my canon mp250 copier because it stoped printing. The little info box said that the ink was running low now it still won't print . I 've re inserted the ink cartridges...

originally, when u have ink cartridges in Canon product run low u need to buy new ones, because it was designed like that. even u have refilled the old cartridge full, it will detected low ink because the old cartridge already detected for the beginning. this designed to make Canon buyer to buy new ones ink cartridge. but, there some trick to make your old cartridge detected as new one, all u need just to reset the setting for cartridge recognition. try to visit this site:

maybe this site can help your problem, regard riyan.

Black cartridge did not recognized by the printer my printer is canon MP250

Try cleaning the cartridge strip or remove the black cartridge and place it correctly and check whether the hook which holds the cartridge is in proper position.
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