My ip3000 does not print magenta or yellow properly. I was using non canon ink (yes I know, it's not good for the machine) and I believe it clogged up the nozzle plate on the bottom of the print head. I would like to know how to remove the print head to see if I can clean it and maybe get my printer working properly again. Does anyone know how to remove the print head? Thanks.
The print head nozzles is clogged but good. None of the cleaning the machine can do will clear it. Been there and trid that. Doesn't work. The clogs need to be dissolved with a specialty clog buster and probably will need to soak at least 24 hours, maybe more. Don't deep clean any more as you will put so much in in the absorbent blotters on the inside of the printer that you will trigger an error code and not be able to print until the absorbant pads are replaced by a service tech for about $100.
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I am having the same problem with my MP780 mine started doing the same thingafter deciding to use Calidad inks the large black ink leaked into the yellowink (stick to canon inks).
What I have done so far with no success - Replaced the ink cartridges with new ones supplied by Calidad, still the sameproblem. Removed and cleaned the print heads manually and to my surprize after soakingin warm water and multiple cleanings for over 1hr black ink is still coming outof the yellow ink head. I still get the same message after all I have tried...
One thing I did manage to do is prime the yellow ink and got it flowing throughthe head again but it's still mixed with black... I wonder if you may have runout of magenta and dried the head...
Try priming the magenta ink by removing the head (don't touch or wet the metalcontacts at the rear, the ink heads are on the bottom) place on a clean lintfree cloth (or I just used damp tissues then dry tissues) you should get onelong black strip and two cyan, two magenta and two yellow strips on the tissue,if you do not then try priming by replacing the magenta cartridge and gentlypumping the cartridge up and down repeat until you get the ink flowing.
Replace the head and cartridges, press ok, turn the printer off then reset.
Let me know if it works or if you come up with another solution that works as Iam still trying to figure out how to fix mine.
Your yellow cartridge is probably not working as your photos suggest. Remove and reinsert the yellow cartridge. Try printing only yellow color. Your printer has a separate head for printing; the nozzle for yellow ink might be clogged. Try running a head cleaning routine from your printer software.
Clean the ink cartridge contacts with a moist tissue or glass/LCD cleaner clothe. Do the same on the printer cartridge holders. Do this gently and carefully avoiding further damages to your printer and it's cartridges.
Declog print heads using denatured alcohol for an hour or two or head cleaning agents available at any ink refilling stations. You can use a suction device included in the refill kit.
Try using another cartridge of the same type by borrowing from a friend, relative or member of the family and see if the problem still occurs.
Try removing the printer driver, restart computer then reinstall driver so that the default settings will be restored. If it still exist, you can google for iptool software and try resetting it's EPROM.
If the problem still exists, you need to go to the nearest service center.
canon ip3000 & ip4000 the heads get dirty.
if you keep doing cleanings and deep cleanings it will eventually cause an error because it thinks the tank is full.
take out the head - in the sink, with warm not hot water rinse out much ink as possible. then use windex, the ammonia removes the ink. flush good - shake out head, drops will form on the bottom. keep doing it until drops are clear. rinse with water. shake out well. dry contacts.
I use a water pic as a pressure washer to force water thru. replace head and tanks.
do not use clean, instead print a page of 'X's
make every 5 rows a different color. this way you can see what is working and it won't fill up the cleaning tank, causing a code error.
you can use any ink you want as long as it is the proper type- don't have to be canon
you have a blocked print head on the printer. you can try this removed the print head place it small amount of metho this could removed the blockage not always. i deak fix is to replaced the printer head .