I am out of black ink and want to change over to color on my canon printer. I cannot change to color which is full. I need step by step to change over so I can print in color until we get to the store next week. thank you ,elizabeth
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Since I don't know what operating system you have on your computer, here are the steps for all Windows operating system from Canon for your printer. If these don't work, let me know but usually once you change the settings for black and white only, it works fine.
That is a common problem on all Canon printers, the purge assembly on the right where the printhead parks, has a pump inside and hoses that go to the filters and ink absorbers. When that unit goes out you need a replacement. A job best done in a shop. When the printhead is not cleaned and primed properly you get blank pages no matter how full the inks are.
They are not in the middle as shown in the manual. I still can't find them. God! this printer is only that big and I spent three days looking at every possible corners and gaps and still can't see where the ink cartridges are. Will not buy this Canon printer again.
To print without color ink go to START>control panel>PRINTERS & OTHER HARDWARES>PRINTERS & FAXES>Right click to your printer>PROPERTIES>MAINTAINANCE>INK CARTRIDGE SETTING>then select BLACK ONLY. I think it fix your problem.
I have a similar machine ip5000. Currently have a problem getting the big one to print and have posted for a solution elsewhere. If I print withjust the small tank it does some black work i.e. type but it needs the other big tank to give full photo pictures.
If you are just looking to print typing try changing your font collour to a dark blue or other. This gets round the black problem but you will need the 2nd black cartridge for full colour work.