PGBK cartridge + Printhead failure on Canon IP4200

Discussion in 'Printer Repair' started by Louly555, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Louly555


    Jan 23, 2012
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    I recently installed new cartridges (all 5) I got a message PrintHead Failure Please reinstall.

    I did move it out cleaned it with a tissue paper and a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.
    After reinstalling I could not print in black ink from Word. It did print from Palm Desktop. I could print in any other color indicating a problem with the large Black Ink cartridge.

    Running the clean head and printing the test page, it printed fine except for the large Black checkered box on the top.

    A call to Canon suggested the replacement of the printhead at $42 dollars plus shipping etc. Giving the cost of new printer, it is hardly justified.

    Is there a way to troubleshoot or fix that PGBK cartridge.
    Louly555, Jan 23, 2012
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