- Feb 3, 2021
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- Canon pixma 9500 mk2
Thanks very much for all the advice. I'm pretty sure that when I moved to my new house that the printer was under my desk with the cartridge end right next to a radiator that wouldn't turn off! It was in the original packing even in the plastic bag within the box. This end was smothered with a sort of dirty green ink. I'm wondering if its time to say goodbye and invest in a new printer as I've had this one for well over 10 years (wireless would be really great). I'll splash out (pun intended!) on the W5 and try these procedures but is the printer likely to be damaged. Any recommendations for a good A3 printer? I don't need cd printing or any other fancy bells and whistles.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..
View attachment 11455 Move print head to left and remove all carts.View attachment 11456you need to clean /flood here..
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