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Canon Printer not printing text


imzy

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Hi there.

I have a Canon Pixna ip3000 which has stopped printing texr documents. It prints picturs fine but when I try to print in Microsoft Works or Wordpad I just get blank sheets.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks.

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Ian in Northampton

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FWIW, I really don't think updating the drivers will help. I think that's a bit of a red herring. Something wants cleaning.

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imzy

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I tried lookong for drivers on the Canon website nut they don't seem to have the drivers for my model of printer and I am a bit reluctant to download from just any website. Any idea of a safe place I can download from?

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imzy

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Thanks Ian. Just to cover all the bases, before I start taking my printer apart, I will try updating the drivers.

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Ian in Northampton

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According to this, the latest driver for your printer was released in 2008. I can't see that being helpful.

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Ian in Northampton

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... that, by the way, was for the XP driver. They don't show a driver for a later operating system.

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Woolwell

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Using compatibles or Canon's own cartridges?

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imzy

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Using originals. Have done from the start.

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T0SH

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Have you looked in the Printer Preferences settings just in case it is possible to select a graphics or text only mode ?

Cheers HC

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imzy

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That was my first thought TOSH but I think I have tried changing evrything in Print Preferences to make it work but no luck

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imzy

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I am trying to remove the print head but unfortunately I have very bad eyesight and can't seem to see the lever or feel it with my fingers. Any help in locating it?

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