Canon Pixma 9500 mk2 leaked

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My printer was in storage for a year or so but when I got it out it had leaked somehow. Yes I know I should have removed the ink cartridges! Any ideas as to what might have happened and solutions? I'm tempted to clean it up a bit and try it out but am worried it might damage it, any suggestions?
 

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Welcome @RichardH :)

Sorry about your problem. You should be more specific about these leaks.
Ink leaked from the bottom of the printhead into the resting pads, making a puddle there? Leaks along the printing plate ?. Ink pouring from the bottom of the printer ? (I hope not )
 

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As @Artur5 said, where is the leak appearing?

What color or colors are involved? Do you see cross-contamination of ink from one color into another color's cartridge?

Barring something like using a CISS or a flood occurring, the two obvious sources of the leak would be the cartridge or the print head.

Cartridge:
An air leak occurred such as with a loss of the refill plug seal. It could also occur if there is a deformity of the ink exit port on the cartridge. A great change in atmospheric pressure could cause a leak just as if you were squeezing the cartridge. Point is environmental conditions could play a role if storing the printer in direct sunlight or temperature extremes beyond the printer's specs.

Print Head:
Two most likely culprits are a deformity in the ink entrance ports or the silicone/rubber gaskets surrounding the ports. This is where the cartridge's ink exit port makes contact. If the seal between the cartridge and the print head fails then a leak may occur.

Examine these areas and post your findings.

I won't be able to respond for a day or so but artur5 and others will be around to help. Hopefullyt you will have it figured out by then. Good luck! :fl
 

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My printer was in storage for a year or so but when I got it out it had leaked somehow. Yes I know I should have removed the ink cartridges!
The first thing to do is to remove all the carts from the print head and then pull the power plug from the wall, then move the empty print head over as far left as it can go.

Next you need to clean the parting station (Purge unit) where the print head sits when not in use, flood the whole area with W5 window cleaner and use paper towels and or cotton buds to clean anything that has a build-up of ink on it. It won’t all come clean.

Make sure the pads are completely full with cleaner then close the top lid and power on the printer and allow it to carry out its usual thing, then open the top lid and wait for the print head to move to the centre of the carriageway.

Examine the parking station and check to see if the puddle of cleaner is gone, then install all new cartridges, Don’t put in the old ones, now allow the printer to do its thing again and go stationary and quiet.

Run 1 normal head clean then a nozzle check, Remember don’t print any other test prints till you have a clear nozzle print, then post the image up here..

P.S. No You shouldn’t have remover the cartridges, leaving them in protects the print head..
Exposed 1.jpg Move print head to left and remove all carts.Purge Unit 2.jpgyou need to clean /flood here..
Click to enlarge..
 

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Just in case...

Do not flood the yellow circles but DO flood the 2 rainbow colored rectangular pads in the left lower quadrant of The Hat's beautiful image.

Also, if fluid does not pool when you flood the pads then let us know that too. It means there is a disconnect somewhere of the tubes in the purge system. If the pooling does not go away after closing then opening the lid then there is a clog somewhere.
 

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Looking at @The Hat’s picture showing the resting pads of the printhead, I wonder if Maxify users here, have noticed that these printers use a totally different material ?.
Maxify pads aren’t made of the usual sponge but from a solid piece of translucent plastic similar in look to methacrylate, but it must something else because, unlike methacrylate, they need to be porous and hydrophilic. Anyway, I removed those rectangular pads to clean them and it was like cleaning glass. They have also a notch in one corner to prevent reinserting them in the wrong way.

Maxifys are really a species apart from the other Canon printers.
 

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f Maxify users here, have noticed that these printers use a totally different material ?.
Nope there’re not, all the purge pads are made of the same material, it’s like hard ceramic, but of course it’s not..
 

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You’re right. I checked my Pro10s and it has also hard pads. I would have sworn though that my old Pixmas IP3000/ IP4000 had sponges. I disassembled several of them when they ran out of printheads and I don’t recall finding nothing like those modern ‘hardcore’ pads, but maybe it’s my memory playing tricks.
 

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The iP4000 also has got purge pads made from a hard porous material, I wonder if it is ceramic or a plastic?
 

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Old Printer never die… They just get another Pro Pixma model…:hugs :lol:
 
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