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Canon Mg 6250 To The Recycle Bin?

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by sunlooksgreen, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Nov 19, 2013
    sunlooksgreen

    sunlooksgreen Newbie to Printing

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    Hello,

    I installed shitty refillable cartridges with a no-brand ink and after an intermittent use because of continuous clogging and deep cleaning cycles, I wonder if the printhead is damaged.

    What gets me confused is the fact the darker color patterns keep printing ok; it's just the light patches that get the streaks, as you can see in the image attached. Tested with new OEM cartridge x magenta but it didn't change a thing..

    Thanks in advance
     

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    sunlooksgreen

    sunlooksgreen Newbie to Printing

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    ok, just saw the guidelines x posting.. here is the reformulated post..

    (1) Start by describing the printer problem in general that you want help in fixing.
    Some nozzles don't print

    (2) Please say when you first noticed there was a problem also what do you think may have caused it,
    does your printer still function now? (Will it turn on or print)
    when changing OEM for refillable cartridges; it prints, just missing some colors

    (3) Then tell us what your printers make and model number is,
    CANON MG6250

    (4) Follow this with what type of ink youre using i.e. Canon inks and cartridges (OEM)
    or third party (Brand Name) and last pre-filled aftermarket cartridges.
    pre-filled (by me) aftermarket cartridges.

    (5) If youre refilling do you use OEM or compatible cartridges and which refilling method is used
    also how long have you being refilling,
    please avoid doing any prints till the problem is resolve other than a nozzle check.
    i use compatible cartridges that came with a kit (syringe, gloves, no-name ink)

    (6) The more forthcoming you are with good information the better chances there are
    of a quick remedy, your location can also be very helpful.
    France

    Everybody on this forum has in the past buggered up their printer in one way or another so we all have being there
    and know what its like to have messed up. (Well I most certainly did)
     
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    OK it’s a case of where do I start because you doing all the wrong things
    and now you’re getting these results.

    Starting with your problem, stop doing all of the deep cleaning and don’t print anything at all
    except these nozzle prints till you can get all of these issues sorted out.

    As you can see compatible cartridges are not very reliable and will eventfully kill your print head
    if you continue to use them so I would strongly recommend you stop using them altogether ASAP.

    The vertical lines are usually caused by dirt on the timing strip, that’s the piece of printed plastic
    that goes through the back of the print head carriage.

    Try giving the little plastic strip a rub on the front with a clean rag soaked in some alcohol
    or any window cleaner (Windex)

    A normal head clean works just as well as the deep clean one does but wastes far less ink
    in the process, you could try getting some empty OEM 521/520 cartridges and a resetter
    and good quality ink and then your troubles would be fewer..

    Timing Strip.jpg
     
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    Lucas28

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    Wise words, Hat.
    One more suggestion: try cleaning cartridges.
     
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    sunlooksgreen Newbie to Printing

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    hi,
    thanks x the swift reply. The vertical lines are caused by the scanner, wich i never used but now i see is of very poor quality and/or broken..My only problem, printer wise, is some horizontal white bands, mainly on lighter magenta and cyan. That s why i tried an oem magenta cartridge this morning, but it didn't change a thing..
    As for the cartridges, is there any place where i can buy refillable ones with good quality sponge?
    And for the ink, i am on the verge of commanding sudhaus, but feel like some of the positive testimonies have a little propaganda flaire to them, and might finally opt x ocp or i.s..any suggestions on that front?

    Pd. I upload another picture with my phone camera..sorry x the scans..
     

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    jtoolman

    jtoolman Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    RULE #1 NO COMPATIBLE carts. They will KILL your printhead.
    RULE #2 Avoid Refillables. They will eventually cause problems and possibly KILL your printhead.
    RULE #3 Refill and reset only OEM carts. The Best and Most Reliable option.

    Yes, OCP and IS inks a very good and will work well. OCP will require Custom Profiles if you are doing photography. If not then no problem.
    Image Specialists usually is a pretty good match to OEM depending from whom you get them from.

    Joe
     
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    sunlooksgreen

    sunlooksgreen Newbie to Printing

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    Ok thanks for the advice; will use those rules for future operation, but what about this particular printhead? is it damaged? should I try to clean it with some windex as I saw on the internet?

    thanks again
     
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    sunlooksgreen

    sunlooksgreen Newbie to Printing

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    btw, wich of the 2 inks suggested give deeper blacks/more contrast
     
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    Your nozzle check like pretty good so your print head is just about back to normal again
    but please do weekly nozzle checks to keep an eye on it ok.

    You can get just about anything you need to do you refilling here, http://www.octoink.co.uk/

    If you have any question you’d like answered first they email customer service, they are excellent, and they also do empty OEM carts and I.S. inks.
     
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    ok thanks, but how do i get the nozzle check back to completely normal again? by cleaning cycles or by disassembling printhead and putting windex?
     

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