Why Won't My Canon Printer Print after Changing an Ink Cartridge?

I have a Canon ink-jet printer at home for more than 3 months now and it used to work perfectly fine until now. I use it for printing documents and small stuff not a very heavy user. Recently the black ink ran out and I changed the cartridge with a new one but for some reason my Canon printer does not print any ink now. I have reset the cartridge a couple of times and even checked the print-heads but nothing is helping. What am i supposed to do?


If your printer is not printing any ink then it might be possible that your printer is not recognizing ink cartridge. So, just check these points to troubleshoot your Canon printer issue -

  1. Remove Protective Tape –

    In various printers, ink cartridges are shipped with a small strip of protective tape that covers the print nozzle. This protective tape blocks the nozzle to prevent ink from leaking. If you didn’t remove this tape then cartridge will not print anything. So, just remove the cartridge from Canon printer and look for that protective tape. If there are stickers or labels on the cartridge then don’t remove them as they seal the cartridge and the ink does not dry out.
  2. Reset Ink Cartridge counter –

    Sometimes printer does not recognize ink cartridge or ink counter reads it “empty”. In various printers, there is cartridge reset feature that proves useful when the printer does not recognize ink cartridge. To reset ink cartridge in Canon printer, you need to press and hold the “cleaning button” for 3 seconds. After this, lift the clamp and don’t remove the cartridge from Canon printer. Next, shut the clamp and press the Load button. You can also learn the reset process of your Canon printer by reading through manual.
  3. Refilled Cartridges issues –

    If you are unable to fill ink cartridge properly then your printer will not print. While filling ink in the cartridge, inject ink into sponge through exit hole. Sometimes ink flow gets blocked when air bubbles trapped inside the cartridge. In such situations, allow the ink cartridge to sit unused for an hour. By doing this, the air bubble will dislodge itself. If still the problem continues then remove the ink cartridge and gently tap it on a table so air bubbles can dislodge.

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  4. Run Extended Cleaning Cycle –

    If the ink started to dry out then you need to run extended cleaning cycle so that your Canon printer can recognize the ink cartridge. Check the “Cleaning” button and hold it for a couple of minutes. To run a cleaning cycle on your printer, you can take guidance by reading the manual. Once the cleaning cycle gets complete, just print a test page to determine whether your printer is printing properly or not.

I hope after applying these solutions, you will be able to enjoy hassle-free printing with your Canon Printer. But if any problem like as doubble letters ina Canon printer printout arise then drop a message, I will definitely help you.

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