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Removing print head from canon i950

I am trying to find out how to remove my print head, in order to 'empty waste ink tank' as described elsehwere on site. I have lost my manual so have nothing to go on! can you tell me how to do it? thanks! Kate

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  • ringsmith Aug 20, 2008

    do you know if there a specific bit on this site you could point me to, or is it a case of emailing the on-line support? many thanks

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Www.canon.com has those instructions




Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • Patrique Davenporte Aug 20, 2008

    you'll need to get the user or service manual. just enter that site(which is dynamic html, so there are no permanent links to report) and enter support, then your model or serial number, and give it a whirl.

    btw, this is not the simplest exercise you'll ever undertake.


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To solve this issue, you need to contact Canon's customer service department. You can request service on the printer & have them replace the waste recepticle, or you can order the part with replacement instructions and complete the task yourself. Their are disposal instructions that need to be followed for the used ink in the tank and Canon can provide them when you contact them.

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Hi there ok this should do it
Start with the printer OFF

1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
2. Release RESUME
3. Press RESUME twice, then release POWER
4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing

Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
presses - light color - function

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i950)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

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Starting with printer in off condition holding reume and then power respectively,now press resume twice and and release power button le green light blink until printhead has finished moving
now is the most crucial information that has to be followed

0 presses - green light - Test Print
1 press - orange light - EEPROM info print
2 presses - green light - EEPROM initialise
3 presses - orange light - reset waste ink counter.

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An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
See Paper Jams
bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. However, when printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it will be a cause of trouble.
See Replacing an Ink Tank
bullet.gif Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: Defective print head
Contact a Canon service representative.
bullet.gif Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
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i_note_us.gif Note
Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.
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If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

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1. Start with the printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. release RESUME
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Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

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Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.

Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer
correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

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One of the ink tanks is empty. Replace it.

Six flashes: No print head installed
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Seven flashes: Defective print head
Remove and reinstall the print head.
Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed. If reinstalling the print head
does not resolve the problem, replace it with a new one.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight
flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL
button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank
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the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will be no longer
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