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Same as the man was describing after cleaning the heads several times. Several new ink cartridges. Some kind of printer error. I also know it might not have enough memory if he has to many programs.Even my Intel 2gig computer has trouble with 512mg rdram almost not enough with the anti-virus & spyware a printer. Everything to high tech for this ole man.
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Re: I have a chance to buy 1 on ebay for 10bucks u think...
Buying anything on E-bay was probably a mistake.
Blocked head are common on well used or neglected Epsons, another problem is waste ink tank overflow.
All these thing can be dealt with is you have patience and dont mind getting covering in ink.
Suggest you look at www.fixyourownprinter.com
for the waste ink tank solution as the instruction varies from modele to model.
As for blocked jets - take a look at the pc.
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Hi Good day!!! Maybe your print head is clooged (red) Then most about 98% are more likely to be an ink clog which just needs to be unclogged using something like print head cleaning solution Basically, if a print head has been left unused for some time... moisture inside the ink begins to evaporate and instead of liquid ink, a thick inky jelly begins to form inside the print head.
When this occurs white lines appear in prints and most people not realizing the problem, will replace their inks... But when that does not work. Some assume they have an electrical fault, and replace their print head, others will replace their printer !
But provided there is no obvious print head damage? In 98% of cases it simply needs a little patience and print head cleaning solution injecting directly into the print head to dissolve the dried ink trapped inside. This will dissolve the clog and allow your expensive ink to flow once again. Most will then print as new.
Chances are the mechanism to recognize the ink cartridges is already damage and it may cause a lot having it replaced. I suggest to get a new printer instead specially if you have tried reseating the ink cartridges several times and won't work still.
Many times , if we use refilled ink cartridge , then also we might get such error messages on the printer display .
Ensure that you are using genuine Canon ink cartridges.. but if the error is after changing to a new set of genuine ink cartridges..
try by cleaning the electrical contacts of both ink cartridge and the printer.. and also do a semi full reset..
We took ours to a local repairer who used a special program to blast the heads. We had tried head cleaning ourselves and this didnt work. It has had to go back two or three times but it does work for several week after.
Ink button on? Check status monitor? I think is ink out message. Head cleaning for several time, throw ink too much. If u don't use CISS, after instaled ink tank, just wait for 1 hour before use printer. Ink will flow to head itself.
The only way to be sure is to test out your purge unit (aka capping assembly).
This assembly provides the suction when you use the cleaning function. One test is simply to install a new oem ink cartridge, do a bunch of cleanings and see that it is actually emptying the ink out of the cartridge (look in the cartridge and see that the ink is being used up).
Since you said you have tried several cartridges, I would hope this means you know 100% for sure that the ink level in the cartridge is going down (you cannot rely on the level indicator in your driver software).
Since your purge unit is working, then your print head is either so clogged that the purge unit isn't strong enough to clean it, or the print head is defective.
Remove the print head and inspect the bottom. Give the bottom surface (and no more) a rinse under very hot running water. Blot the bottom surface on paper towel and see if there is any yellow ink coming off in the paper towel. If you can find a tube that will fit over the yellow ink well in the print head (the part that contacts the ink cartridge) try and force water through the tube and see if a fine mist comes out the bottom of the print head. If yes, then the head is not clogged. If no, leave the print head to soak for several hours. A saucer with a small amount of water in it will do. Just let the bottom surface of the print head contact the water (the cap off of a can of spray paint usually works for this)
Let the print surface soak for a few hours, or even over night. Reinstall the print head and give it a deep clean. If it still does not work, call your local Canon repair shop and check the price of a replacement head.
if you have not missed any CLEAR plastic film on cartridge seals or head assembly, and have the printer cartridges installed correctly (make sure there is a snap and then no "wiggle" afterwards) then you perhaps failed to clean the heads? New cartridges/heads must be "cleaned" or "deep cleaned" sometimes several times, before ink begins to penetrate the dry orifices. They are nearly microscopic, so this can take several tries. And cold weather can drastically increase the "wait" (hours needed for printer to be left alone, let ink flow down into dry/new heads). The latter requires patience, a commodity rare in "new purchases", I know, but "new toy anxiety" does not alter "physics".