Question about Canon Office Equipment & Supplies
The printer do all the set up and initialization, it is ready "on line" . When receive a new printing file it look like is ready to do so but still show "printing" in the display and nothing hapen even for hours.
No error codes at all. Please help
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
Being a 13.5 year veteran and HP Certified technician for printers and plotters, just a couple small changes to your above. You need to substitute water for the alcohol, preferably distilled but not a must. Worst case clogging senarios use 25% windex (ammonia based, not sodium based) and 75% water. Alcohol will delaminate some nozzle plates and render them useless. Use wicking action with a damp paper towel rather than banging the cartridge. Banging the cartridge has a negative effect on the nozzle heating chambers and further damage the cartridge. Simply rest or prop up the cartridge on the damp paper towel for a few minutes with the nozzle plate in contact. If the cartridge is still blocked try it with a little windex sprayed on the damp paper towel. Hope the above helps clarify.
Liked your above article... nice to see people helping others.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
This problem is extremely common. More so, if you've refilled your own cartridges or purchased refilled ones. Canon is real specific on this as their pigment is of such a size to not erode the nanometer nozzle holes in the print head.
Now, to fix your issue. You need paper towels and 97% rubbing alcohol.
Do this outside. This is important because of the fumes.
Remove the print cartridge, soak a paper towel well with the alcohol. Wrap the towel around the print head and put slight pressure against the nozzle portion. While doing this knock the cartridge gently but sharply against a hard surface. Repeat this keeping the towel moist and until ink runs freely into the towel.
You can now use the print head again.
Once you succeed with this and only then rate this as Fixed please.
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Posted on Aug 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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