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Canon i990 printhead

After encountering print color problems I did both a printhead alignment and nozzle check and find that the C,M,Y are not printing. I removed the printhead and tried pressure steam to no avail. What could be my problem

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Nothing cleans these printheads well, the best is to replace the printhead, QY6-0055-000, around $70.00

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Hi my plotter always print a blue color on all pages.for each kind i print i have it has no differences.does any one knows about my problem? my plotter model is Canon W7200 thanks best regards


Try printing the Nozzle Check pattern. Check if colors are printed correctly. If not, try Printhead Cleaning A first then check again the Nozzle Pattern. If there's a small changes to the pattern, try Printhead Cleaning B. If problem persist, try changing the Printhead.

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The colour is faint, a new catridge was installed


Hi there,
When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in the ink tanks, the print head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles.

Step 1 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If white stripes are noticeable
Step 2 : "Aligning the Print Head"
If print quality is poor
Step 2 : "Print Head Cleaning"
if the problem remains
Step 3 : Print Head Deep Cleaning"
if the problem still remains
Step 4 : Replacing Ink Tanks.

Note : * If the ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, contact the Customer Care Center.
* You will be alerted if low ink warning is enabled.
* When the Maintenace button on the operation panel is pressed, the maintenance mode is shown. Numbers and functions that can be selected on the maintenance mode as follows :
01 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
02 : Print Head Cleaning
03 : Print Head Deep Cleaning
04 : Aligning the Print Head
05 : Reset the ink counter.
06 : "Display" or "Not Display" remaining ink volume.
07 : Date and order setting.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern : Print the nozzle check patterb to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect,
1) With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter paper in the printer.
2) Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
a) Press the Maintenance button,
b) The Maintenance icon and 01 appear on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button. The nozzle check pattern is printed.
3) Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer.
a) Lines missing in this pattern indicate that the print head of black ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
b) White stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head of color ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
c) Uneven patterns indicate that the print head requires alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.
d) Noticeable white stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head require alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.

Print Head Cleaning : Clean the print head if you suspect that the nozles might be clogged. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so perform print head cleaning only when necessary.
1) Ensure that the printer is on.
2) Start print head cleaning.
a) Press Maintenance button.
b) Press right arrow once to display 02 on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button.
Important : Do not perform any other operations until the print head cleaning finishes. This takes about 50 seconds.
Note : After the print head cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the print head nozzles are clean.
If the problem persists, perform printhead deep cleaning.

Print Head Deep Cleaning : If print quality does not improve by standard print head cleaning, try print head deep cleaning, which is more powerful process. Print head deep cleaning consumes ink, so perforn this procedure only when necessary.
1) Ensure that the printer is on.
2) Start Print Head Deep cleaning.
a) Press Maintenance button.
b) Press right arrow twice to display 03 on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button.
Important : This process takes one or two minutes to complete so simply wait until the Power lamp stops flashing.
Note : After printhead deep cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the printhead nozzles are clean.
If the printhead is still not clean after the second deep cleaning, replace the ink tank.
If ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, the print head may be worn out. Contact the Customer Care Center.

Hope this helps.
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Printing is Blurred/Colors are Wrong
? If a specific color does not print, check whether the corresponding ink tank is
empty. Replace if necessary.
? Print the nozzle check pattern to ensure that ink is ejected correctly.
If the nozzle check pattern does not print correctly, clean the printhead.
? Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
? Printhead Cleaning
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the printhead several times, the printhead
may be worn out. Contact the Customer Care Center.
Note ? Always ensure that you dispose of the protective cap and protective tape
from a printhead.
? Ensure that you are printing on the correct side of the media.
You can only print on one side of certain media.

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Are all the colors present on the nozzle check print? If not you will probably need a new printhead. You should try deep cleaning before spending $100.00 on a new printhead.

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Printer is printing stripes instead of a solid color


Try going to your Control Panel, choose Printers, choose Canon Inkjet and then choose Properties. Then choose Maintenance and then either Nozzle Check or Printhead Alignment. One of these might solve your problem.

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Hi,

I had a similar problem. Pages in blue, but nozzle check in black. Tried what you tried. Changed the ink ($). Still no change. Then tried the maintenance option to clean the bottom plate. And now it is working. Go figure.

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Hi it's Gill again. I've been looking around more on the net and I think the problem is our printers need new printheads which I'm told are spare parts easy to change. Hope this helps. Gill

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In all likelihood, the nozzles in the printhead are blocked. The printhead is the carrier that holds the tanks. Remove the printhead and remove the tanks from the printhead. Flush the printhead THOROUGHLY with hot running water. You can also **** on the color discharge area (square and the black discharge area (rectangular) on the bottom to draw warm watr through the nozzles to further clean them. Dry the prinhead thoroughly, reinsert your tanks and reinsert the printhead in the printer. I then do a "nozzle check" to refill the passages in the printhead and get things flowing agan.

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Black will not print


I am not sure if this will help but I will try. I have 4 types of Canon printers and 7 canon printers. I have had problems w/some of my colors not coming out. There are 2 ways that I've done. First is the simpler one. Just go to the printer maintenance and choose nozzle cleaning for the BCI3 or the Colors CMYK or for all. If after that you do a print check, not the printhead alignment, and the black still doesn't come out then the 2nd way is to pump it out of the printhead. The print check should give you an indication which of the black is not coming out. I checked over the net and see the IP4000 has 2 black cartridges BCI3 and BCI6. So we need to identify which of the black is not coming out. Based on the print check you can identify which of the black is clogged. I suggest you remove the printhead from the printer. The lever that holds the printhead should be just above or in front of the cartridges. I'm guessing that you may have used refilled cartridges before. Which might have caused the clog. But then even original inks under extensive use also has that problem. Not as fast though. You can choose to identity which of the 2 black colors are clogged or you can choose to just unclog the 2 black colors in the printhead. You can do this by getting a syringe and a plastic or rubber tube that has about 5mm for the inner diameter hole. Cover the round nozzle from the inside of the printhead and slowly pump out the nozzle. You should have tissue or newspaper under the printhead and make sure it less than an inch above the tissue or paper. That way you don't get splattered when the ink comes out. When the old ink has cleared out, put the cartridge back in w/ the printhead. Turn the printer off and on a 2-3 times so the printer can prime the tubes in the printhead. Do either 2 light or 1 deep cleaning. Then do a printcheck to see if the black will print.

I think you problem is only a clogged printhead. So you can do the light nozzle cleaning,or deep nozzle cleaning or you can flush out the printhead manually. This should open it up and I think it will be ok. If not, let me know. That's going to be a challeng for me.

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