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I hate to state the obvious, but how long has it been since you've changed the ink cartridges on the printer. If you have done both the nozzle cleaning and print head alignment and nothing appeared on the paper, I don't know what else it could be.
This following suggestion is very rare - if you recently replaced the cartridges and your printer hasn't printed since then, it is possible that you installed them incorrectly; OR perhaps you left the head protector tape on the cartridge. But then it wouldn't "see" the cartridge.
In the "rare" situations, you should try to remove and replace the cartridges to assure that they are properly installed.
the paper was black or blank? i think you mean blank, the ink will dry out over time replacing the cartridges will most likely solve the problem, or for the cost of the two cartridges u may want to consider a new cheap printer.
It's like the ink is not flowing at the nuzzle! To check this you take some tissue paper, fold it so that is is a little padded. Press the black ink cartridge nuzzle (this is the bottom part where the ink comes from) on it. If black in is flowing well, the tissue ahould come out blotted with black ink. If it does not, it means either the ink is blocked or the is finished. Try this with every black ink cartridge you want to test.
If see the blot of black and the problem persists, clean the "electronic" contact side of the cartridge with tissue soaked in a bit of methylated spirit. Do the same to the area it makes contact with inside the printer.
Take the ink cartridge out of the printer. On the bottom of the cartridge, there's a copper/gold surface with bumps and holes. Take a napkin or peice of paper and rub it on this surface. This serves two purposes - if there's any dried ink or blockage, it will help clean it, and it's a test to see if there's any ink left in the cartridge. On a normal ink cartridge, rubbing paper on the bottom would cause some ink to smear onto the paper. If nothing wet comes out, the ink cartridge is dried out or empty. You'll need to replace it.
Please clean the print head for 3 to 6 times and after each cleaning print a nozzle pattern to verify if the cleaning is successful or not. After 3 to 6 cleanings and issue still present, reinstall ink cartridge. By doing all those steps and issue still present - the print head is clogged badly by dried inks or contaminants. If your printer is under warranty - I suggest call your printer's manufacturer and ask for replacement if not decide whether sending it to service center is cost effective or buying new printers.
Remove the black cartridge from the all-in-one and clean the copper contacts of the cartridge with a soft cotton cloth and then try to align the cartridges once and then try to print the self-test page. Also check the ink level and expiry date present on the cartridge.
as u have ran out of ink you cant print anymore... you have to replace a new ink cartridge.... this is because when u print something, the colors will get mixed to print the exact color.... even if u are printing only in black, some other colors wil get mixed to produce the black color on the paper... so u need to change the ink cartridge.... u cannot run with a blank filled ink cartridge.... and the selection of your printer is very good...
I have had a similar problem to this: I have had a BJC 80 for nearly 5 years and carried it around with my laptop using Win 98 and a par - par cable. It worked beautifully and successfully - so much so that when i saw a number of ink tanks going at very cheap volume prices in PC World i picked up a lot of them. Changing to an XP meant that i had to keep on using the par to par cable via a docking station but prevented my use of it with my new laptop - so when i brought it out of retirement it gave the blank printing problems yoiu described. By checking some error messages that it expected a black cartridge (which is what was installed) i found that inthe setup the software indicated it defaulted to colour cartridges. By changing this on the computer, it still printed blank pages but by changing the cartridge to colour it sprang into life when the set up asked for colour. I tried 2 other print heads which i had (3-4 years old) but still blank paper when printing to a black cartridge. I am now awaiting a new black print head carrier to see if it makes a difference. When trying with my laptop using XP and a par - usb cable it does not work at all. I have removed the sware driver for the Canon 80 and manually installed the one for the Canon 85 but no luck in printing to par - usb at this time