PIXMA IP3000 HELPPPP

Richie2367

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So in this quarantine I decided to setup my printer and get my life together. I got new ink all around, and this is what my nozzle check looks like. I have done everything I can possibly think of and am tuckered out. Please tell me somebody can help me :/
 

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Welcome to the forum, Richie.

Looks like your IP3000 is missing all of the Pigment Black on the nozzle check.



https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART161270&cat=9316A001&actp=LIST

Causes include:
  • No ink or dried up ink in the Pigment Black cartridge.
  • Massive clog in the Pigment Black ink cartridge.
  • Irreparable print head electrical malfunction for the Pigment Black nozzles.
  • Irreparable logic board assay electrical malfunction affecting the Pigment Black nozzles.
Until the issue is resolved ONLY print nozzle checks unless someone suggest otherwise. Canon printers require the cooling effect of the liquid to cool down the nozzles when they heat up to spit out ink onto the paper. Without sufficient cooling the nozzles will burn up.

The first thing to try is a new never opened or used Pigment Black cartridge. If you refill then try a different Pigment Black cartridge known to work. If you have no other refilled Pigment Black Cartridge then flush, reset (if the printer uses chipped cartridges) and refill. The best way to determine the issue is with a new never used cartridge as you are reasonable assured ink will flow properly.

You can try a single deep cleaning followed by a nozzle check to see if any Pigment Black ink show up. Limit this to only one or two in a 24 hour period as it heats up the nozzles and may burn them up. Let the printer sit overnight and try a nozzle check the next day. Report your results. Scan, crop and post the nozzle checks.

If the above does not work then you can try flushing and soaking the print head for as long as you are patient. Let the print head dry overnight to make sure no liquid on the PCB board and electrical contacts before reinserting the print head back into the print head carriage or you create an electrical short and ruin the print head.

There is a rare phenomenon of an electrical short in the print head propagating to the logic assay board or vice versa. A printer with a damaged logic assay board may damage a new print head. Similarly, a damaged print head inserted into a different functional printer may damage that printer's logic assay board. This appears to be quite rare but it is a caveat the forum warns about.

Finding a new never opened or used print head for your printer may extremely difficult. If you find a "new" print head that appears to be in a genuine foil wrapper and box and it is from China then it is probably a counterfeit packaging and a flushed used print head. So, beware.

In the end, it may time for a new printer.

Let us know what you decide or try.
 

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Please tell me somebody can help me
Your print head has had it, and the only thing you can do now is source a new printer, but all’s not lost yet, the printer will still print your photos perfectly ok, and you can also print text documents by selecting Matte photo paper in Media setting..

Good luck with your search for a suitable printer, because you’ll not find one as good as the iP3000 ever again..

I’d recommend a Maxify..
 
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