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It`s usually because the printhead inside your printer is clogged or dried out. Like with most printers, Canon printheads can clog due to ink or dust drying up and collecting in the nozzle.
If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
If the printer says the cartridge is damaged or will still not recognise the cartridge then remove the cartridge and gently wipe the copper area or the cartridge with a dry soft cloth (the area known as the `chip`) to remove any static that may have accumulated on it and re-insert to see if it will solve the problem.
If you`re still experiencing Canon ink cartridge cannot be recognized, try to hold down the Stop/Cancel button for 15 seconds. It`s a circle with a triangle inside.
In Windows, go to Printer Properties > Maintenance > Clean Heads > OK and follow on-screen prompts.
Press the button on the chip-reset tool for several seconds until the LED light on the device goes off. Then, unlock the reset tool from the cartridge. Use the resetter with other cartridges and install them back into the corresponding slots in your printer. Voila!
How to Reset Canon Pixma Ink Cartridge. In many cases, you can press and hold the “ok” or “resume” button on the front of the printer for about 10 seconds. This prompts resetting Canon ink cartridge and should allow you to continue printing.
Missing colours, streaky prints, smudges and ink blotches are all signs that your printer ink or toner cartridge may be damaged. Some printers will actually warn you if a cartridge is damaged and will refuse to print. This includes HP ink cartridges, Samsung toner cartridges and Canon ink cartridges.
You can solve this problem by following these solutions: Make sure that you have installed the ink cartridges correctly as instructed in your manual. Perform a deep cleaning process for your Canon printer to unclog nozzles. Update your Canon printer`s driver or you can just reinstall it.
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Print problem with Canon MP620
ANSWER : Open the front of the printer.
Canon MP600 uses color ink to print black and white…
ANSWER : Have you tried setting the print out to grayscale only (black and white)?
Canon MP560 PGBK not printing top grid
ANSWER : Hello, I have the same problem a number of people on this forum have raised in my Canon IP4500 – the PGBK ink is not printing at all, despite several deep cleansing cycles, soaking the print head overnight a few times. If you could advise any potential fix, that would be great. My email is [email protected]
Canon Pixma MX882 won't print black text
ANSWER : Yeah I’m having the same problem with my Canon MX882. I’ve refilled the pigment tank, cleaned the print head and I still get no pigment black at all. I think it has something to do with the purge unit, but I don’t see any instructions on how to clean it. If I can figure it out, I’ll let you know.
Canon Printer does not print blue ink
ANSWER : I was also facing same issue with my printer. I tried a lot to fix that however I was not able to fix that. I got this link http://www.printer-techsupport.com/Canon-printer-support.htmlover the internet. I just visited and made a call on their toll free and got instant help for my printer.
Canon i560 Will not print black
ANSWER : Dang, it worked for me then wentback to normal (not working) after the test page. Oh well not bad for a 10 year old bubble jet.
ERROR On New Canon iR Advance C2030
ANSWER : Error E020-060 was solved by changing the new memory chip with an old one. It worked very well.
Canon MP530 won't print black
ANSWER : I have the same problem with my canon MG6120, no PGBK. all other colors print beautifully. I am guessing the purge unit needs attention. I have cleaned the print head several times. Your advice would be appreciated.