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How to change print head on canon i9900

I have the new print head. Have removed ink tanks

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  • jplnow Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks! I am up & running. I appreciate your taking time to respond.

  • nanhart Jan 15, 2009

    I have a new printhead and do not know how to remove the old one.

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It is held in by a retaining lever on the top of the transport carriage. It is the lighter gray plastic piece on top. Follow it horizontally across to the right and the level to flip it up is on the right side of the transport towards the top. Just grab it and flip it up and then remove the print head assembly.

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I own 2 canon i9900 printers,they are both 5 years old.maintenance is allways an
issue with this type of printer because of the eight cartridges.If you dont use this
printer for a long time it will dry out at the cartridge depending where you live.
humid temps will keep nozzles wet,if you dont print alot during winter when it gets dry they will dry sooner,keep it active at least once or twice a month ,print a full
size photo of yourself.If you have tried everything after a nozzle check and deep
cleaning and you photos are printing real strange colors,DO THE FOLLOWING
open the cover,the print head will park in the center,get a small flaslight and
shine it inside all the way to the right ,you will see two OBLONG allmost square
objects,That is the PARKING AREA FOR THE PRINT HEAD,you need to clean
that area,use a paper towel and fold it about the size of that area,fold it 3-4 times
to get extra soaking power out of it,next cut it about 3-4inches ,soak in water
sqeeze out paper towel and apply it to the parking area,you will notice almost
right away how black it is,repeat this as many time you have to until that area
starts getting white again,allso clean the whole track on the bottom left to right
in the machine where travel of the printhead accures,the bottom part looks like
foam,clean all that also.Next you can clean the whole printhead if you do not
get proper results after cleaning the parkig area.Open cover and put the print
head and ink cartridges in the center park position.PULL UP ON THE PLASTIC
(GRAY IN COLOR) Printhead retainer,(Make shure all the ink Cartridges are
pulled out,Next straddle your first finger and thumb across the bottom of the
printhead(THE WIDTH OF THE PRINT HEAD) (between PM6 and 6Y) and pull
up gently.NEXT to clean!Get a small container like Glad or Tupper Ware plastic
and soak the whole printhead in WINDEX,depending on how much ink and ink
hardning hase accured it is all different times for soaking,try 3-4 hours or over night,After a good soaking put on paper towel to drain.DO NOT TOUCH THE
BOTTOM OF THE PRINT HEAD by wiping it,gently set it on a paper towel and do not move it back and forth,let gravity drain it!Put back the Printer head and
ink cartridges,you will have to recalibrate and align heads again,nozzle check ect
some of the fluid from your cleaning process might show up for the first 1-3 sheets of paper so dont panic,all runthe low level cleaning process that the
printer has.If all this fails you will have to replace the printer head they run about
$120-130 USD,ther are plenty of sites on the net selling this product

Good Luck...............SK Florida

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> replaced the print head

Did you replace the tri-colour ink-cartridge, or did you replace the print-head mechanism?

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Sorry, steve, that you are experiencing this problem.

According to canon.com's website regarding the i9900 InkJet Photo Printer:

Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
  1. Automatic cleaning of the print head.

    To prevent the print head nozzles from clogging, the print head is automatically cleaned periodically. At that time, a small amount of each color ink is consumed.

    Therefore, although printing in black and white is performed, color ink is also consumed.

  2. Color inks may be used to create black.

    When printing in grayscale or on photo paper or when duplex printing, although printing appears in black and white, the color black may be created using the three (cyan, magenta, and yellow) color inks. Printers without a pigment black tank / cartridge will print black / grayscale will create a composite black using color ink even on plain paper.

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I might suggest taking out the color ink cartridges leaving only black there, but some printers don't take kindly to this. So, you may have to further experiment with magenta, cyan, and yellow to make it at least seem b&w to your best eye's judgment.

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I have a Canon i9900 printer. I have used the daylights out of it. Can printers start to print blurry if they are wearing out? My prints look fine at 100% on the monitor, and when I print the picture it...


Hi there,


Problem : Ink does not eject properly or Printing is blurred or Colors are Wrong or White streaks appear.

Cause 1 : Ink tank is not seated properly or the ink tank is empty.
Action : Check that the ink tanks are firmly seated in the print head and reseat them, if necessary.
Check that the correct ink tanks are installed and that they are in correct order.
Check to see if all the orange tape has been peeled off. If a part of the orange tape remains, remove it thoroughly.
If an ink tank is empty, replace the ink tank.

Cause 2 : Print head is misaligned.
Action : Align the Print head.

Cause 3 : Print Head nozzles are clogged.
Action Print the nozzle check pattern to check for uneven ink output.
When specific color is missing from the nozzle check pattern, clean the print head.

Cause 4 : paper is not loaded with the print side up.
Action : Checl that your paper is loaded with the correct print side facing up.
Note: Follow the instructions packaged with your specialty media for loading and handling.

Cause 5 : Incorrect paper type.
Action : Windows : On the Main tab of the printer driver, confirm that the selected Media Type matches the paper loaded.
Mac : In the Print dialog box of the printer driver, select Quality &
Media from the popup menu, and then confirm that the selected Media Type matches the paper loaded.

Cause 6 : Glossy photo paper other than the Canon specialty media is used.
Action : Select Other Photo Paper from Media Type. It may resolve the problem. Load one sheet at a time and remove each sheet as soon as it is printed.

Hope this helps.
Please rate my response.
Thanks
Have a good day.


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Change ink cartidges


Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks MP530 / MP800 / MP800R / MP830

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks Instructions to install the print head and ink tanks.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

Follow the instructions below for Installing the Print Head and Installing the Ink Tanks.


Installing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

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  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

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  3. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

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Installing the Ink Tanks
  1. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

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    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

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    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  2. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

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    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  3. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  4. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


  5. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

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    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
- On: The printer is ready to print.
- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

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Change your cartridge and then try again

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