Question about Canon BubbleJet i550 InkJet Printer
How do I clean the waste pads? Where are they?
The printer has a pad in the bottom which absorbs the waste ink.
After they have been cleaned or replaced the printer needs to be reset
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Follow the instructions carefully, get the printer to move the cartridge harness to the position to where you can remove the cartridges, remove the cartridges and pull the plug on the printer, now look in to the printer you will see the harness you just took the cartridges out and running through the harness is a chrome bar and remember the bar, now look up just a bit you will see a thin maybe a quarter of an inch wide a plastic strip that runs accross the printer and through the back of the cartridge harness and is supported on each end and one end has a tension spring remember the plastic strip, now on the left hand side at the front of the printer when you look in the printer you will see a gear reach i with your fingers and turn the gears turn them to make sure nothing is obstructing them if you make a full rotation it should be ok, now remember the chrome bar you will need to go to an automotive supply store and get a small bottle of hydrolic oil you will also need some Q tips, now dip the Q tip into the hydrolic oil and rub it on the chrome bar, do the whole bar and do not add more oil to the Q tip their will be enough to do it, then take your hand and grab the cartridge harness and slide it back and forth on the bar them bring it back to the position it was, now remember the plastic strip, now you need some 99% isopropyl alcohol it does not have to be 99% but that is all I use, and a Q tip, dip the Q tip into the alcohol, now bend the Q tip end at 90 degree's and gently rub the Q tip on the plastic strip do the whole strip both sides and move the cartridge harness to clean back there, the secret to this is to keep the Q tip clean so you could go through a few, when that is done reinstall the cartridges and plug the printer back in, go to start > control panel > right click the mouse over the printer icon > properties > maintenence > print head alignment and do an alignment, then try it again, if that did not work you could have a main board problem and I'm sorry to hear that but you will need a new printer and do stay with Canon they are the industry leader, I'm sure your printer knowledge went up a few levels in fact a lot of tech's won't even know this, take the printer service repair course you half way there ha ha, do hope this had helped you out this was not easy and good luck.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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