Bizarre problem with canon printer

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Puck, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Puck

    Puck Guest

    i have a canon s520 printer which has been in use for just over two
    years now. about ten days ago i was having some problems with the
    colours getting mixed up so i took out the printhead to look at
    exactly what was going on. when i replaced it the same problem
    persisted. there was however, a new problem, i can only print in
    colour but not in black.

    if you change the setting to envelope by flicking a switch in the
    printer and choose to have your a4 sheet set as envelope it will print
    everything in black and full colour.

    i have bought a new inkhead and even replacing it does not improve

    i have now unistalled and then reintslled the printers, do have the
    latest drivers from the canon site but still it won't print black when
    it is set to a4 sheet.

    what am i overlooking?!?
    Kindest regards
    Puck, Jul 8, 2004
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  2. Puck

    Stormsinger Guest

    The printer is broken. Possbily a board fault in the printer. Cheapest option is to
    buy an new printer and bin the old one.
    Stormsinger, Jul 8, 2004
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  3. Puck

    Puck Guest

    i don't think it is broken. otherwise it would not be printing black
    in the envelope mode. i have done a little bit of reading on this
    subject and it seems canon printers are known to suffer from an ink
    dumping problem if used frequently. i have had mine over two years and
    it is going through the same clogged up wasted ink.
    Kindest regards
    Puck, Jul 9, 2004
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