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Canon printer colours (i9950) have recently deteriorated despite cleaning

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  • Unclebern Aug 21, 2008

    I have done the obvious and replaced all eight cartridges with no success


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On this printer you need to replace the printheads after a while.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 21, 2008

    "QY6-0055-000 Printhead

    The i9950 printer uses a QY6-0055-000
    Canon Printhead. Printheads are classified as spare parts and as such
    do not need to be replaced as often as the ink tanks inside the
    printer. Over a period of time the resistors in the printhead fail and
    the image quality deteriotes.

    When should you replace the printhead?

    The printhead does not need to be replaced each time the ink cartridges
    are replaced, only when print quality deteriotes and a head cleaning
    fails to resolves the problem, we suggest checking with Canon if you
    are unsure."

    Canon Printheads i9950
    Just order and replace printhead from website above .


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When you say deteriorated do you mean that the colors are a bit faded? First check your ink level if they are still ok. If they are then you can try cleaning it with a cotton swab with ethyl alcohol, make sure though that you let it dry before trying to print if the same problem persists then that means that the print head may already be scratched or damaged from wear and tear. That would mean that it needs changing although it can be quite expensive sometimes as much as the cost of a new printer. That being the case best step is a replacement.

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Please Try to Replace the catridge hoping the fact that you mean the printing quality has deteriorated.. Thank you


Posted on Aug 21, 2008

  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Aug 21, 2008

    Well then the most obvious reason could be print heads..The print heads get worn out after due usage of time..So Try to replace of then to get better results...Thank you...


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