How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced technical support :
The ink levels may be low and you may need to refill the ink. Visually check the ink levels. Also make sure you filled the tanks with the correct colors of ink. After you print, the colors in your printout need time to set as the ink dries.
First, check your printer settings on the file or picture your trying to print. If your page is setup to print in “grayscale” it will only print in black and white. Change the setting to “default” so it will print in color. If your settings look good from the start, the cartridge may just need to be primed.
Click Settings, and then click Printers and Scanners. From the list of printers available, select the Canon printer. Press the Properties tab and check whether you have enabled color printing on your Canon printer. If color printing is not enabled, you should proceed to enable it.
1. Check Remaining Ink / Toner Levels & Replace Cartridge if Necessary. Before you do anything complicated, make sure that your printer is not running out of ink or toner. You can visually inspect the remaining cartridge levels on your printer.
White streaking through the printout or an entire missing color both indicate an empty cartridge. If the cartridge is depleted of one color, it needs to be replaced. Each color is necessary to create the colors used in day-to-day printing.
Just above the circuit board on most printer cartridges, you`ll find a small button. You`ve seen these tiny buttons before on cell phones, phone chargers, etc. This is your reset button, and the only way to get in there is either with a paper clip or the tip of a pen (which will leave a tiny ink smudge on the button).
If your Canon printer isn`t recognising a compatible ink cartridge, this may be because the data on the cartridge chip is stamped with an empty status before it was remanufactured. Hold down the stop / cancel button for 5 seconds to bypass the `ink has run out` message and your cartridge should work.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool. Make sure that the printer is on, and click Remaining Ink Notification Settings. Select the ink color and click Reset to reset the remaining ink level counter. When you reset the remaining ink level count, you must refill the ink tank to the upper limit line.
The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them. Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However, you can use a color management system to get as close as possible. Try using the color management options in your printer software.
The quick answer is: Yes, you can (if you own a printer model that allows it) — but you shouldn`t keep printing with an empty cartridge for too long. Why? Because running on an empty cartridge for too long can cause your printhead to overheat resulting in irreversible printer damage.
Black Print Mode allows you to print only with black ink as a temporary emergency measure to minimise the down time in the event any colour inks are expended, even if there is no replacement cartridges available.
Choose Graphics Properties (or choose Graphics Options), and then Graphics Properties… Click on the Color Correction button (or click on the Color tab). Click Restore defaults. Check for a button or menu item on the monitor for adjusting the colour balance.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue
My 2550n Color LaserJet does not want to print in color
ANSWER : That model had issues with the carousel solenoid sticking. That might explain why it works after you let it sit for 10 minutes. The solenoid gets hotter with use which causes the deteriorated foam on it to become sticky and hold down the release plate instead of letting it go. This allows the carousel to spin when it is supposed to stop for each color. The solenoid is located on the right side of the printer. If you open the lid, it is just behind the opening at the top right. You need to remove the top of the printer and scrape off the goo on top of the solenoid body. I put a piece of thin sticky backed felt to replace it. Other people use electrical tape.
HP Color Laserjet 3800 problem when printing color
ANSWER : Do a cold reset
HP PSC 2510 all-in-one network setup problems
ANSWER : Assemble the accompanying things:
HP Color Laserjet 500 series M551n Error 98.00.0C
ANSWER : I just ran into one of these on a 4 year old m551. Failed to complete startup at the end of disk check. Followed the above link for troubleshooting.
First error 58.00.04, then 57.00.03
ANSWER : Did you ever get a resolution for the 57.00.03 error? I’m having a similar problem with an M602 model. Thanks.
Need help for Epson Stylus color 3000 print head?
ANSWER : I need help changing the print head in my Epson 3000 – I have 2 printers – one will not stay in alignment and the other black ink is plugged and I have soaked it and cannot get it to budge.
Color LaserJet 2500 new drum doesn't work.
ANSWER : The drums have a chip on them and it should have reset when you installed it. If not, then read this thread.
color is not printing true
ANSWER : I changed all toners and drum and it is still doing it.