Canon iP4000 Printhead problem

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

  1. Chubypig macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    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 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    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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