Question about Cannon Canon i960 Photo Printer
I have a Canon i960 that has always worked perfectly. Yesterday, I tried to print a B&W photo and it came out w/a purplish hue. After 2 days of messing around, I found that it does this regardless of what print settings I use, but ONLY on photo paper (Canon Paper Plus, Canon PaperPro, Kodak Picture Paper). It does NOT do it on plain paper. I've swapped out all the ink cartridges, downloaded the latest drivers, and tried other B&W photos - no good. The printer seems to "know" when it's using photo paper - regardless of printer setting - and gives this purplish cast to all my B&Ws. Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhh! Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Lift lid ,let carriage stop in middle, un-plug the printer > Remove all ink tanks > Remove print head > Soak print head in > 3 parts very warm water an 1 part ammonia over night. Rinse under faucet with water directly over ink ports, shake out excess water,(if when you shake it out and if color still comes out repeat soaking for another hour or two and rinsing again ,HAD TO DO MINE TWICE) let air dry. (hair drier helps) Cured my problem for a while ,but if not used almost every day, this will happen again, I also use compatible ink tanks. Don'T believe the inks are as good as Canon Ink. But who the hell can afford them. So fill your owe with Canon ink from Canon. Still seems that the cyan always dries up first. Good luck Lestero1
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
Canon i850, i950, S600
Start with the printer OFF
1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
2. release RESUME
3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
presses - light color - function
Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter
If I could be of furtheme know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Posted on May 01, 2009
I had this problem with a Canon Pixma MP620. Prints were greenish, both colour prints and B&W prints, and they had stripes across them. I tried a lot of cleaning, wiping and dismantling, and nothing worked.
My solution was simple: I took out the RED (magenta) ink cartridge and "milked" it. I did this by pressing the back part of the ink cartridge between my thumb and index finger. You can see ink going from the back part "reservoir" to the nozzle part where ink is distributed. I did this until a drop fell from the nozzle. I put it back in the printer, and after this, prints were back to their beautiful selves.
I hope this works for you too.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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