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Most of Group 1inks,(except red) won't print

Bought new compatible cartridges from www.4inkjets.com. Four out of eight don't release the inks on nozzle check, test page or print head alignment. Also installed a new genuine "spare"printer head, because of prior cyan and magenta problems, previously ). After alignments, several regular and deep cleanings for group 1, cleanings etc. still can't get Bk, G, PC, PM to print. When I look inside printer, the waste ink pad looks full, (from all the attempted cleanings on a 4-year old printer) but no pop-up warning or alert, but the "guts" look saturated and dirty, and some ink over-flow blobs on interior "carriages" which I've attempted to clean, gently, with head cleaner and cotton swabs, and waste ink pad. Tried almost everything, except uninstalling and reinstalling printer, from purchase software discs. Running out of options, except replacing a $400, 4 yr old wide-format Canon i9900 printer. How do I know if "compatible" cartridges are just defective? HELP! Can't seem to narrow down the problems....THANKS...Lin

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  • hitabandita Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks, but still couldn't solve myself, so took to Canon authorized service facility, with your comments for purge assembly unit, hose, and ink waste pads. I've read a lot of advice re: manual cleaning of print head, to newer drivers, to caveats about using "so-called" 100% compatible ink cartridges, to refilling cartridges with cheaper inks etc. Still not sure where the problem is. Canon ASF said "yet another" new print head and absorber pad replacement, and said little about the "purge unit" or hose?

    Is my recurrent problem due to trying to economize on compatible inks and cartridges with generics? Is it false advertising for companies to say 100% compatible for inks or ink cartridges? I buy several, at a time to take advantage of multiple purchases or free shipping. Is it false economy if generic inks or cartridges are causing (?) printer problems?
    Nobody really addresses that! Of course, Canon only recommends OEM's, but about 6+ x higher cost than compatibles. If printer is out of warranty, repairs can add up fast I recognize new ink absorber pads are likely needed, and inaccessible for the average consumer, so OK, but I can find cheaper oem's on the internet, for print head and supplies, and can do a lot myself. Not sure about the "mystical" purge unit or hose connections! Money's tight everywhere esp. for retirees, fixed income folks, starving artists,etc. but we keep trying to keep stuff maintained and operating. I'm going to be "pissed" if it was a simple fix or DIY solution, after taking it to the canon AFS, vut you gotta do what you have to after trying everything yourself.

    Thanks, everyone, for any responses, recommendations, clarifications.
    Lin

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Over on the right is not waste ink pads, waste ink is under the print engine covering the whole bottom of the printer. On the right is the purge assembly and there is ink on the filters on top and on the squeegee that wipes the printhead. You may need a new purge assembly, or just re attach a hose in the purge unit that may have come off. That printer is well worth the repair...

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1 have the same problem & i waste money on
two printhead new inks and the b.s. cleaner
my solution is
stay away from canon printers

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