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- Jan 18, 2010
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- Residing in Wicklow Ireland
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- Canon/3D, CR-10, CR-10S, KP-3
Actually, the red stops at about her chin. This print was a 4x6 whereas the previous was (roughly) 6x8. So I don't think it's getting worse but it sure isn't getting better.
It's a refurb cart I got from PC, including the plug. Seems unlikely the original and replacement are leaking the same.The most obvious cause is a slow leaking cartridge, but if you’re sure that the refill hole is completely 100% airtight then it can’t be that, right ?
sigh...Your nozzle check shows the tell tail signs of an ink build up on the bottom of the print head and this can be caused by the purge unit not been able to clean the head properly because of an excess amount of ink in that area, this is where unwanted ink tends to end up. !
The next thing to look at it is the purge unit itself, I would give the whole area a good splash of Windex and wipe up the mess using paper towels, and then finish off by flooding the two pads with the Windex and then run a normal head clean.
You’ll find after doing this little bit of maintenance you prints will be perfect once again, but when you go to use the printer in a few days time, this dreaded issue with the red will return till you solve your problem for once and for all..
So which one of the two Magentas are leaking ? the problem isn’t with the cartridges, it’s more likely a problem with the refilling ! !...It's a refurb cart I got from PC, including the plug. Seems unlikely the original and replacement are leaking the same.
Nope, but you have to start some where, but it’s the most likely place to start.Boy, Hat, you're just determined that it's me, aren't you?
Just to be clear, the black-looking ink I was talking about is not around the purge unit, it's on the bottom of the head and in the head carriage.If you’ve got some Latex gloves, now would be a good time to wear them, all ink in and around the purge unit always looks black, that does not mean you black cartridge is leaking, it can be any one of them..