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Yellow prints does not work.

Hi there! when i print a photo, the colors are all bluish. i cleaned the head and then deep cleaned again but to no avail, after putting it to nozzle check the printer does not print the yellow colors at all.
please help me. all the ink tanks are full. are there any other way to clean the head perhaps manually by taking out the printer unit head.
thanks in advance
islam.

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  • islam786 Feb 10, 2008

    thanks lilacgerry.

    it sounds very promising. i am just going to give a try.

    by the way, i have this canon i990 bubble jet.

    and heyy! thanks a trillion for such an instance reply.

    islam.

  • islam786 Feb 10, 2008

    hello lilacgerry.

    thanks so much for your initiative, but after so much of trying the method, it was all in vain dear. the yellow is still not working and the others are fine. i dipped the head in warm water for more than an hour, pressured forced water then did the auto deep clean for several times too. now the bluish is dissapeared but the surface of the yellow color is still whitish, no yellow color at all.

    now what do u suggest me my friend?

    hope to hear from u again.

    again thanks in advance

    islam... india.

  • islam786 Feb 11, 2008

    hi lilacgerry!

    i have a canon i990. which works with seven cartridges. all others are
    printing well, but just the yellow one doesnt, i even tried replacing
    another yellow cartridge but even that didnt worked out. i have deep
    cleaned several times automatically and yesterday as u said i even
    tried manually. i took out the whole printing unit dipped it in hot
    water, cleaned it with cotton, pressured it with forced water then
    again with air blower and after all this i inserted back the whole unit
    as it was and gave a deep clean again. after all this i tried to print
    but still no sigh of yellow prints. i use refill ink and i do it
    myself. never was a prob but this time. do u suggest me any chemical(s)
    which will help me ? and how should i use it?.

    but first let me thank u so very much for all the initiative u r taking
    in guiding me, i mean who does so often for an unknown person and that
    even without any charges. what caring type of persons are you'll
    afterall?

    islam.

  • islam786 Feb 15, 2008




    hi lilac!


    hope u r fine. yes my printer is atached to a pc. thanks for forwarding
    my prob to the canon and also for keeping my little secret ;) the
    solution what u r giving me seems to give a kick but i guess i might
    not be doing it in a right way. apropos! i have come to learn that
    isoprophyl alcohol helps in unblocking the heads, is it right? if then
    what is it, an alcohol or a chemical?


    should i go for it?


    dear lilac, i will be going out of station tomorrow and will be back on
    23rd feb, i can only fiddle with my printer on the 24th. meanwhile dont
    give up for me plleeaaaasssseeee. i will try to check my mails on the
    move but i doubt if i get a cybercafe where i am going. i will
    definately get in touch with u when i'm back. i dont know how this
    fixya.com system works but just in case then here is my mail add : islammohammed786@yahoo.com


    thanks again my friend, wish ya all da cheers


    islam.

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What printer do you have???? It sounds like the yellow part of the head is blocked or an air bubble. New cartridge or refilled or do you do your own. Need more info to help you. Manual clean by you may be needed. Cleaning with proper solution and cotton tips where cartridge contacts heads/ points may solve issue.

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  • Geraldine Watts Feb 10, 2008

    Ok, hope it works a traet for you, you ate welcome. I hate it when people cannot get joy from something that is supposed to add to our lives!!! Good luck xxx

  • Geraldine Watts Feb 11, 2008

    Hello wrong colours indicate printhead blockages, and mixed odd colours indicate colour bleeds, one colour not appearing indicates it has run out or blocked, but we have tried to correct your issue, so you may be the victim of a dud cartridge or it may just be time to replace it. You did not say if you buy new ones or refill yourself., it does happen sometimes (duds). I would remove it competely and try to just refill the yellow youself and if this fails, buy a new one, but make sure unit is completely clean before you replace it. Refill kits are available at pc stores and some supermarkets. cheers lilacgerry xxx

  • Geraldine Watts Feb 12, 2008

    Hello, i use the cleaning solution (pink) that came with my ink refill kit (lexmark compatable) I am sorry i do not know what type it is at is an unlabled bottle. Any correct cleaning fluid for printers is fine. Hot water is no good. I like to post to this site because it helps my nerve disease syringomyelia, and another undiagnosed one i have. It keeps my fingers and brain ticking over, so no worries. I have always loved helping people. Do not use hot water. Never put water anywhere near your printer either. When you used a new yellow cartridge and this still did not work, it tells me the problem is isolated to the yellow print head area where it contacts the printheads. Using proper printer cleaning solution, with a cotton tip, actually clean the little area where the cartridge goes in, not the cartridge. now replace yellow cartridge and try again. Does your printer have any other replaceable parts that you have to replace? Perhaps it is a driver error or system error. Did you try uninstalling the printer then reinstalling it if it is attatched to a pc. If it is a standalone unit, try turning it off, unplugging it, and turning it back on and trying again. Also, i have taken the liberty of submitting your exact issue to canons website and they will reply soon. I did not mention you do your own ink as they never like this! I do my ink and have no problems. It really does sound like the printhead in the yellow area is not picking up the ink at all, indicating a problem with just the yellow printer points. I hope this does not mean you need to take your printer to a repairer to replace the yellow printhead. I will post back soon when canon replies. Please tell me if your printer is attatched to a pc.

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Exact same problem. Tried turpentine. It did not dissolve the ink completely. Water clearly doesnt work but i deduced the ink is coloured oil cuz soap seems to dissolve it a bit when i washed my hands.
ALso tried denatured spirit (ethanol) to no avail. Guess it is not covalent enough. Higher alcohols might be good. Im surprised turpentine dint work given that it is a paint thinner.

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Hi guys
I have Epson R230 (Inkjet printer). Sometimes my some color doesn't work. All tanks full. Maybe this head problem or software problem. Some one tell me please. I hate Ink printers...
Thanks

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Hi lilac!
hope u r fine. yes my printer is atached to a pc. thanks for forwarding my prob to the canon and also for keeping my little secret ;) the solution what u r giving me seems to give a kick but i guess i might not be doing it in a right way. apropos! i have come to learn that isoprophyl alcohol helps in unblocking the heads, is it right? if then what is it, an alcohol or a chemical?
should i go for it?
dear lilac, i will be going out of station tomorrow and will be back on 23rd feb, i can only fiddle with my printer on the 24th. meanwhile dont give up for me plleeaaaasssseeee. i will try to check my mails on the move but i doubt if i get a cybercafe where i am going. i will definately get in touch with u when i'm back. i dont know how this fixya.com system works but just in case then here is my mail add : islammohammed786@yahoo.com
thanks again my friend, wish ya all da cheers
islam.

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