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what happened to my printer?

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Canon PIXMA MG7520

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At first I thought it was because of black ink. I change to new black cartridge. Same issue.
I have done: Head Alignment, Clean the print head.

Please note that other Cartridges were out of ink.

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so when you put in all filled cartridges and do a cleaning does it get any better?

see this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvOjutt31QU
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so when you put in all filled cartridges and do a cleaning does it get any better?

see this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvOjutt31QU

other Cartridges are out of ink.
The only new cartridge is black. I don't want to spend over $60 to replace all 5 colors. I don't use color.

The youtube video require all colors are at least 30% full.
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I had a printer do that once and I had to buy a flush kit off e-bay to clean the ink lines and print head. Worked great on mine and might fix your problem as well. Something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Uni...2483709383

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Since you put in new ink, It looks like your print head is clogged. This is pretty common if you don't use an ink jet for a few months. This is also why I recommend a laser printer to most people these days.
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I had a printer do that once and I had to buy a flush kit off e-bay to clean the ink lines and print head. Worked great on mine and might fix your problem as well. Something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Uni...2483709383
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Since you put in new ink, It looks like your print head is clogged. This is pretty common if you don't use an ink jet for a few months. This is also why I recommend a laser printer to most people these days.

can you tell me how to clean the print head without having to buy the flush kit?


The youtube video require all colors are at least 30% full.
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can you tell me how to clean the print head without having to buy the flush kit?


The youtube video require all colors are at least 30% full.
In my case I replaced the printer.
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I've had success cleaning canon print heads in soap and water but make sure ya dry it really good before installing. Most canons do fine with inexpensive e-bay ink and I see all 6 cartridges for yours go for under $6.00 a set. Been feeding my Mx700's and Mx922 ebay ink for many years without any problems.
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I've had success cleaning canon print heads in soap and water but make sure ya dry it really good before installing. Most canons do fine with inexpensive e-bay ink and I see all 6 cartridges for yours go for under $6.00 a set. Been feeding my Mx700's and Mx922 ebay ink for many years without any problems.
does it require all colors are at least 30% full after you clean the print heads?
Can I have the link to 6 cartridges for under $6.00 a set?
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The video I sent you shows how to clean the print heads but if you clean you will have to prime. To tell the truth you are better off getting a monochrome laser

For 70 bucks this even does duplexing
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/brot...gIUevD_BwE
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I thought inksplats were supposed to work like this? With the low price of laser printers it is beyond my comprehension why these are even still sold/bought. The trash is where it belongs.
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I've had success cleaning canon print heads in soap and water but make sure ya dry it really good before installing. Most canons do fine with inexpensive e-bay ink and I see all 6 cartridges for yours go for under $6.00 a set. Been feeding my Mx700's and Mx922 ebay ink for many years without any problems.
Can I have the link to 6 cartridges for under $6.00 a set? I can't find it on ebay.
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Just do a search for "Canon MG7520 ink" on ebay.
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switch to a color/mono toner printer
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after did Printhead flush with hot water for a few minutes. Got a cartridges set on ebay. Now the printer works.

Thank you.
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