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Canon inkjet printer gettin' jiggy...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 18, 2007 01:26PM
old "i" series seems to still print photos OK, but totally @#$%& every fourth or fifth line, or so, of text... fresh ink carts (color & black), "deep cleaned" several times (5-6), and re-calibrated print heads, though test pattern print still has 2 horizontal white/ink-free stripes prominent in the black patterns, w/ the lower stripe the worse of the two. I'm guessing that this is what is causing the text to get hosed... any ideas on how to resurrect the old puppy??? I hate to get rid of it; we still have about a dozen each of the the color & black ink carts... thanks,


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Re: Canon inkjet printer gettin' jiggy...
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 18, 2007 07:10PM
if the head is removable, try to soak the head in Windex. STF, I posted a link a few days ago. I haven't done this myself yet, but other seem to get good results.
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Re: Canon inkjet printer gettin' jiggy...
Posted by: viaripatti
Date: April 18, 2007 09:01PM
You might be able to resurrect the head by squirting windex into the pads and into the bottom head jets. I don't know if I would soak it under liquid because there's micro-circuitry just under the plastic shield surrounding the jets. Try then running the clean cycles again, If it still does not work then the head probably has a screwed up micro-circuit.

I had one of my i850's start doing this and never could get those lines to go away. I finally bought a new head and now it's like a new printer all over again.
Nowadays, it's not worth buying a new head unless you can find one on eBay for cheap.
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