Platinum Printer Member
- Jan 18, 2010
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- Residing in Wicklow Ireland
- Printer Model
- Canon/3D, CR-10, CR-10S, KP-3
My Auld iP4500 has given in its notice, I purged all the carts and installed them fresh and also flooded the purge pads but unfortunately the magenta has a large stripe in the middle of it after two deep cleans.. So no dice, she’s gone..
Why not buy a new print head?
I agree - use only parts from dealers!These printheads from China are used and most likely defective printheads that have been cleaned to look like like new and often packaged in counterfeit foil bags and cardboard boxes. Most often they are defective out of the box. There have been several warnings on the forum about these printheads.
The printheads from the ad are claimed to be genuine and refurbished. There are no printheads for Canon printers made by 3rd party manufacturers, so even defective printheads for Canon printers are genuine, made by Canon.
The printheads from the ad are very old, they are type QY6-0067. A later replacement type is QY6-0075. I think this suggests that the printheads were pulled from defective printers.
Do only buy Canon printheads from regular dealers of Canon spare parts. Sadly unused printheads for these old printers are no longer available.
Once the head was lost there was no point in keeping her anymore, anyway she deserves her retirement, it’s was the original head that came with the printer and had a sheet count of over 54,000.If I need the CD printing I would still try to keep the IP4500 alive.