HI I have a Canon MX922
Recently the black ink was low - looks like my husband replaced the cartridge recently since its no longer showing low.
All the cartridge lights are on and steady, i checked the nozzles - the test page printed perfect, I cleaned the nozzles anyway, i had the printer off over night.
the problem is that since yesterday any photo i print comes out in some varied shade of red /pink but as far as i can tell everything should be working it happens with both colored and black and white photos and is driving me nutty since I can't seem to figure out the issue
First, please make sure that the installed ink tanks are correct and full of ink. The correct order is:
Next, please print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink is ejecting properly from the print head. To do this, please follow these steps:
1. Make sure that your PIXMA MX922 is turned on.
2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette.
3. Open the Paper Output Tray and then open the Output Tray Extension.
4. To print the nozzle check pattern:
4-1. Press the MENU button on your PIXMA MX922.
4-2. Press the Setup button.
4-3. Select Maintenance, then press the OK button. The Maintenance screen is displayed.
4-4. Select Print nozzle check pattern and then press the OK button. The pattern print confirmation screen is displayed.
4-5. Select Yes and then press the OK button.
The nozzle check pattern is printed and the pattern confirmation screens are displayed alternately. Please compare your printout to the example that has been attached to the bottom of this post.
If they differ, perform a few cleanings. Please perform the following steps to perform a Cleaning:
1. Press the MENU button on your PIXMA MX922.
2. Press the Setup button.
3. Select Maintenance then press the OK button.
4. Select Cleaning and press OK.
5. Press OK to select Yes.
The cleaning will be performed. After 2 or 3 cleanings, print another test page.
Does the test page print correctly?
If it does not, please contact our support group using the following link:
Perform cleaning cycle and it was back to normal. You may need to take the printer head out and run it under tap water from both directions to solve the problem. If you do this make sure the print head is completely dry before putting it back in. I have always used canned air to dry it out and then let it dry overnight before putting it back in, just put the ink in a Ziploc bag if you do this. You will need to run several cleaning cycles to saturate(prime) the printhead before you can run an alignment and nozzle check. Hope that helps.