Question about Cannon Canon i960 Photo Printer
Not sure if this will help but there is a small glass panel to the left of your flatbed scanner- this must be clean or else I get a black vertical line in my printing.
Posted on Jul 27, 2007
SOURCE: black has stopped altogether
He says he replaced the cartridge twice. Possibly (most likely if it is an iP90 since after-market versions are rare) these WERE the OEM Canon cartridges! Therefore, the head assembly (a separate component, that holds the iP90 cartridges) is obviously the problem. Do this: I have written this for the Canon iP90. Generally, this will work for any printer that has print heads that are SEPARATE from ink cartridges. For example, older B/W BJ2 family Canon/Apple StyleWriter printers have ink cartridges that INCORPORATE the print head into the cartridge -so this will NOT work on them! (although I once succeeded in cleaning the heads, it was VERY messy and took several days, then required another trick thereafter). Also be aware that this is for B/W or Color printers that use water vehicle (water based) inks only (most are water-based, but some printer inks are alcohol, oil or acetone based). The appropriate vehicle/solvent must be used, and the WRONG solvent can damage heads! (for example, using water, alcohol or acetone for cleaning oil based ink cartridges can be disastrous). RESEARCH your ink "base" first, if you do not know what it is! iP90 Head Cleaning by DanaSaur: 1 These ink cartridges are grey. Remove both cartridges. 2 Now remove the head assembly that held the cartridges (black, with 3 small round seals and one large seal) (consult manual, in NEW setup sections, if still uncertain how). DO NOT TOUCH ANY PART OF THE SMALL WHITE PAD BENEATH THE ASSEMBLY. 3 Now take this whole assembly ONLY, (it is 4.5cmx5cm, 1.5inx2.0in) and drop it into a small container of warm water. DEFINE WARM: Think of a range between a "baby bottle" (slightly above body temp) up to any temp that does NOT cause pain/discomfort to the underside of your wrist!) Let it soak 30 minutes. 4 Take a NEW, CLEAN, SOFT toothbrush, dip it in warm water, and GENTLY clean the small components on the white pad below, AND the 4 seals inside the head assembly. 5 Rinse everything (even toothbrush) in warm water, under a faucet, until all items are clean (no color appears in water). 6 Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 above (but can use the same toothbrush) This time though, leave assembly in water 2-3 hours, keeping it warm (replace water every 20 minutes or so). 7 Rinse everything again, as in 5 above, gently tap off excess water (DO NOT TAP WHITE PAD FLAT AGAINST ANYTHING -ONLY CORNERS) 8 Set assembly white side down, yet tilted on a corner with a pen or clean 0.5-1cm object, on a smooth, clean surface in a closet (or other isolated environment, to avoid dust/lint etc). 9 Set a small piece of tissue wadded up and soaked with water, in the same closet (but not too close to head assembly). This will be your "advanced, high-tech, moisture level gauge" :) 9. Allow the tissue to COMPLETELY DRY... even to its core! When this has happened (may take several hours -or day in colder weather) the head assembly is dry enough to re-install in the printer. 10 Install cartridges (may be best for you to buy new ones, sorry). Let them gravity flow with natural capillary attraction for a few hours (or allow a day if room is cool/cold). Always keep printer lid CLOSED to avoid drying out ink/clogging heads or capturing dust/lint from atmosphere. 11 run head cleaning process as many times as it takes to re-saturate heads with ink. 12. Now, after doing all these steps faithfully, if printer has not started working, you let the heads dry out way too long, or contaminated them with touch (skin oil) or the wrong solvents. You will need to BUY a new head assembly. Bend over bud, this is what gets Canon accountants ****! This is why they offer cheap printers -to extort obscene amounts of money when you need parts :)
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
SOURCE: canon i960 won't print black
You'll need a new printhead, once they plug that bad nothing gets them clean again. Make sure the tape is off the top of the cartridge as well
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
Try removing the cartridge and cleaning the cartridge contacts in the printer with a cotton swab dampened with isopropyl alcohol. When the contacts are dry, lightly scrub them with a white pencil eraser (the red ones are too coarse and may cause more problems), then wipe clean with a dry cotton swab.
If that doesn't help, open up the printer and find the other end of the ribbon cable connected to the print head carrier. There is often some sort of locking clamp on that connector. Unlock it, pull out the ribbon cable and clean the contacts on that end, then reassemble. (The lock may be a sliding sleeve around the cable (it only comes out about a millimeter) or a flip-up plate. If there is nothing like that, the cable is a friction fit and pulls out with a small amount of force. Some very cheap printers use a permanently attached connection).
Explanation: It is possible that there is a second drive voltage to the print heads that isn't connecting, but its failure doesn't prevent normal communications to the cartridge using the logic level voltage.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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