Canon Color Bubblejet (BJC) i560

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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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.
Appropriate paper is not being used. The toner cartridges have reached the end of their life. Check the toner cartridges status and replace the toner cartridges of the colors have reached the end of their life.
One of the most common reasons behind color printing issues in the Canon printer is an empty cartridge. You should first check whether your cartridge still has ink. First, open the printer`s front door and remove the cartridge slowly and carefully. Look out for its ink levels.
Check you have the latest drivers installed for your printer, try uninstalling and reinstalling your printer drivers or try changing the driver settings (adjusting the paper settings has been known to solve the problem). Fully Reconfigure the Printer – If all else fails, you can try entirely reconfiguring your printer.
Black-and-white printing may use ink other than black ink depending on the type of printing paper or the settings of the printer driver. So, color ink is consumed even when printing in black-and-white.
Several factors may cause the product to print blank pages, such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself. Check the following: Make sure the product is placed on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product won`t operate properly if it`s tilted or at an angle.
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 there is plenty of ink and the printer does not print, clean the Print Head then print the nozzle check pattern to ensure ink is ejected properly. If the problem is not resolved after performing Print Head Cleaning twice, carry out the Print Head Deep Cleaning.
A series of Canon printers allows users to continue printing on a single button press. User can hold down Stop/Reset/Resume for five seconds and then release it. By doing so, you can continue printing regardless of the low or empty cartridge estimate.
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.
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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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.

re Black not printing for Canon printers
ANSWER : Wow 5 years later I have the same problem, it worked TKS!

canon mp610 doesn't print black
ANSWER : Hello – I have an MP610 which has worked well for a number of years.

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 Pixma MP610 won't print in black
ANSWER : Printer cleanings use wet ink to clear dried up ink. Yeah, that works real well. The best way to clean the heads is remove all the ink tanks. Next to the tanks on the right, there is a plastic release lever. Pull up on it and it will release the heads. Reach in and pull them out. Take the heads over to the sink and run hot tap water into the screen for the black and then turn it over and run it over the heads on the bottom. Repeat a few times and reinstall.

canon i560 won't turn on
ANSWER : By this time, I have seen many of Canon Pixma printers, which had stopped working unexpectionally. Mostly after print head cleaning. There was no problem in power source or button board. The problem is on mainboard. Most likely it is build in “programmed death” by producer. I dont support this brand more.

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 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.