Canon iP4000 Printhead problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chubypig, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Chubypig macrumors 6502

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    My problem is that last week my Canon Pixima iP4000 stopped printing in black. The cartridge was almost empty so i thought that was the problem, however after replacing it, the problem continues. Is this a problem with the printhead? if so, is there any way to try and fix it?
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

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    i had kind of the same problem, but with an HP printer. i got it back to almost-good quality (as in, as good as it was before, w/o any streaks in the black ink) several hours ago by a) cleaning the gold contact dots and the nozzles of the CARTIRDGES with a q-tip, and then b) cleaning the gold contact dots on the print CARRIAGE as well, then i used the hp software to clean the cartridges, three times in a row. a full page b+w doc now only has 2 or so streaks, while colour pics are ok too. however, im still going to call hp about, because it used to print everything perfectyl...
    please wriute back if this works...
     

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