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Contamination of the yellow ink tank from below

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  • neil_rose85 Oct 14, 2010

    OK. The printer is a canon image class MP730 Printer, copier, fax and scanner.



    The yellow ink cartridge is being contaminated while in the printer. It looks as though someone has injected black or blue through the outlet hole of the ink tank. By pushing a tissue up into the hole it soaks up the dark ink and the cartridge works for a short while, but the next time I use the printer the problem is back! I had a look where the cartridges park on the right side of the printer and there seems to be wet ink spread all over that shouldn't be there. If that is the cause of the problem, then how do I get the mess cleaned up?

  • neil_rose85 Oct 14, 2010

    What I thought was wrong has been confirmed Thanks.

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Hi, sorry I don't understand the question?

Please repost your question in full detail, include the brand and model of your device, and anything else that you feel might be relevant to the problem. With the current details you have provided I'm unable to offer you any assistance.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • Ekse Oct 14, 2010

    It seems like the waste ink container is full, have you performed a waste ink counter reset previously without emptiying or replaceing the waste ink pads?

    If you have, the printer is overflowing with excess ink and needs to get those pads replaced from the bottom, in the area where the carrier moves.

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