Canon Pixma ip4300 - black ink cartridge not printing
For some reason, the large black ink cartridge (PGI-5) used for printing black text on my Canon Pixma ip4300 printer has stopped working. Everything else seems to be fine.
There are 2 things to note, which may have some relevance to this:
1) I have recently swapped the printer over from my old laptop, windows XP, to a newer one, using windows Vista, and have downloaded and installed the relevant driver software from the Canon website, so don't think it can be this. Prior to this, I didn't use the printer much (for a few months) and I have read that if the printer isn't used for a while, there can be problems.
2) I very briefly tried using a cheaper replacement ink cartridges, so-called "compatible ink" for the PGI- 5BK tank. I found it didn't work, and was told by the company that I would need to replace all the cartridges at once (so much for being compatible!). This was going to mean too much expensive ink wastage so I quickly reverted back to Canon ink.
If anyone has any thoughts/suggestions re how to fix the problem it would be much appreciated.