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CANON PRINTER PIXMA MP270

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by BGBG, Jan 10, 2023.

  1. BGBG

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    Have a question about my printer. I find it copies perfectly when I push the supply to far left but did not when maybe it drifted out of place.
    But now I notice when turn it on the Black Ink light is lit. Yet I printed two sheets in black and they looked good (maybe slightly less bold though). What does this light mean? Low?, Empty?, Replace?, Low? My manual is not handy so I wanted to see if someone knew. I do need to order some cartridges for have no spares on hand. Thanks for any help. I shall look for the manual now.
     
  2. BGBG

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    I guess if yellow light is on even though it does print, I should buy another black ink cartridge to have if it stops printing. Must be SOME ink left. I tried printing a color page AND a black page and the black page was slightly lighter print.
     
  3. Tony D

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    You have to check the manual. If you can't find the manual, just so a search for Canon Pixma MP270 manual.
     
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  4. plodr

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    My Pixma printer has been telling me for weeks the black ink is low. I get a message on the computer screen every time I print something I bought a spare cart but I'm not replacing it until I notice the print is poor. If you replace it when the manufacturer wants you to, you'll be throwing away a cart with ink in it.
    I do the same for the HP printers in the house. I'll know when the cart needs replacing by the printout not by a light on the printer or onscreen message.
     
  5. BGBG

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    I tend to agree. Since I had none I did order a black but likely will not replace the current one until it will not print. I have done many but not often and I did not recall what I did before. I will feel better to have a full one onhand so I can replace right away if needed. Thanks. I do not do much printing now anyway. But if I print Black instead of color the print IS slightly lighter.
     
  6. BGBG

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    I downloaded the Canon MP270 manual and am still unsure just what this yellow or orange light meants. I believe I recall just going on printing until it would not print before I changed to new ink cartridge. A new one should arrive next week so if it quits I will have a replacement on hand. Meanwhie I will keep reading the manual in case I get no other directions.Just unsure. I agree with the above post not to replace it until obviously poor. Seems like good advice.
     
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    Plodr - The black ink came today. Maybe I should also order a color so have both like I always did. Maybe the time I see a yellow or orange light I do not need to immediately discard and install a new tank. I think I used to wait until the quality was bad THEN change the tank. So I guess I could keep printing with the existing black until quality is unacceptable THEN change it. And maybe I do not need to buy a yellow unless I see a light on that one. Maybe the light just means the tank is partly used so you know to have a replacement ready. I never read all the manuals and explanations but just replaced when quality was poor. I always kept a color and a blank new one on hand. I believe I will print some more before I rush into switching. Now that I do HAVE a new one. I never printed enough that I needed to worry much about understanding it all.
     
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  8. BGBG

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    I ordered a color tank just because I always kept a spare one of each on hand. But you may bet that I am not going to discard one until the print is definitely poor. Just felt I should have both available if and when I may need them.
     

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