My inkjet printer won't print blue
June 16, 2010 4:15 AM Subscribe
I have a Canon Pixma MP150 inkjet printer which is several years old. It has always worked fine, with no real problems. I've just replaced the colour ink cartridge, but the blue ink now won't print.
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I've tried the 'cleaning' and 'deep cleaning' functions; no dice. The blue ink is working ok in the old cartridge, it's just that it's nearly empty. I've also tried a second new colour cartridge (probably from the same batch though) which has the same problem. However, when I wipe the cartridge with a soft cloth I can see that there's blue ink in there.
What could be the problem? Is it fixable? Pardon my utter ignorance, I just don't know how these printers really work and whether there could be a blockage in the printer itself, or whether I could have got two faulty cartridges, or what.
To repeat, for clarity: the blue ink still prints when I put the old cartridge back in, it's just that it's very faint as it's nearly run out. The new cartridges don't print blue at all.