Canon Color Bubblejet (BJC) i560

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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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.
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 ink is not coming out when you perform printing for the first time, it is possible that ink is not flowing into the printer properly. Make sure each ink tank is filled with ink to its upper limit and perform ink flush. If the problem is not resolved yet, the print head may be damaged.
Ink or toner: If the printer`s red ink or toner cartridge is low or empty, it may not be able to print red. Check the ink levels and replace the cartridge if necessary. Blocked nozzle: Sometimes, the nozzle that dispenses red ink may become clogged with dried ink or debris, preventing it from printing properly.
If the color is still not coming through, let the printer sit for about 10 minutes before running a second cleaning, this allows the ink to soak on the printhead. It might take a couple of cleanings to get a cartridge properly primed, especially if the printer has been sitting for a while.
Clean the printheads: Sometimes the issue why you are unable to print in color is because our printheads are clogged with ink. Clean the printheads and then print a document to check if color printing works. Some printers also have in-built programs that can clean themselves so remember to check for that.
At the Windows Manage your device screen, click Printer properties. Click Preferences. From the Color Mode dropdown, choose either Color or Black and White. Click OK to save.
There are a few things that could be the cause of this problem, including: Empty ink or toner cartridges that need replacing. Ink or toner cartridges that have become dislodged from their proper place. The wrong paper size loaded in the input tray.
Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.
Select Start > Settings . Go to Devices > Printers & scanners > select a printer > Manage.
Once inside the printer dialogue, select Manage, followed by Printer Preferences, and Paper/Quality. Once the window appears, select the Color option and then click OK. Your printer should now default to color printing.
Right-click the printer icon on the taskbar, then select Nozzle Check.
Ink flush consumes a lot of ink, and the consumed ink is discharged to the maintenance cartridge. If the free space is low, replace it with a new maintenance cartridge. If the available capacity of the maintenance cartridge is low, a message is displayed and ink flush cannot be performed.
If you want to print using only the black ink or the color ink cartridge, follow the steps below. Open the printer driver setup window. Click Print Options… on the Page Setup tab. Select the ink cartridge(s) to be used for printing and click OK.
With the printer powered on, select Setup . Select Device settings . Scroll to the bottom of the menu list and select Reset settings.
Your Canon printer may print blank pages for a number of reasons. It might be low on ink or toner. It might require a restart or a print head cleaning. And it might require a printer firmware update.
Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners . Scroll down to Related Settings and select Print server properties. Select the Drivers tab, and see if your printer is listed. If it is, you`re all set.
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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Canon MP600 uses color ink to print black and white…
ANSWER : Have you tried setting the print out to grayscale only (black and white)?

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ANSWER : Open the front of the printer.

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.