Question about Canon S400 InkJet Printer
My printer started screaming, groaning and grinding, the light was flashing (didn't notice how many times), paper wouldn't feed through properly and print was patchy, especially black. I got an error message just saying the error would require a service call.
I cleaned around a bit inside the printer, blotted up as much ink as I could from the waste pad and followed instructions to reset the counter. So, I think I'm heading in the right direction.
The printer is quieter now (though still not like it was, and a bit clunky when the cartridge moves in and out of the right side), print is much better but now there's a faint stripe down both faces of the paper, on the right hand side of the printer.
I saw a tip that said you could remove and wash out the ink pad, but can't work out how to get it out of the printer - I haven't been able to get the top off because I can't manage to move all 3 tabs at the same time. Also, should I clean the back of the cartridge or the gold pins they connect to? If so, what's the best way?
It's been a great printer, never had any problem until now and don't want to replace it, so would really appreciate it if you could help me. Thanks!
Thanks, I'll try this - sounds a lot easier!
Posted on Dec 03, 2007
Before you "mess" with the ink pad, try cleaning the print head rail. This is the chrome rod that the print head rides on. Use a little alcohol on a soft rag. After cleaning it, wipe a thin layer of oil (3in1 or sewing machine oil) When you power back up it should go through the rutine of cleaning the head etc.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
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