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Pro-100; No low warning when PM was (pretty much) empty

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by jjohnl, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2016
    jjohnl

    jjohnl Getting Fingers Dirty

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    A very tricky job! :) No matter how much I clean, they don't look any different from my vantage point.
    So I just used cotton gloves with the finger tips dipped in windex. Blades look nice and clean now.
     
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    jjohnl

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    What do you mean, "higher ink setting"?
    Exactly as Mike says to in his instructions which, as I said, I re-check every time I refill.
     
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    Speaking of the wipers, if that's their job, isn't it appropriate that they should have ink on them?
     
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    Well, this has stopped being fun.
    After 4 days with the carts sitting out of the printer and no leaks, I put the carts back, did a cleaning cycle and a nozzle check, which looked fine. Then I took the head out and looked at it and this is what I found. It was clean when I put it in; isn't it supposed to still be clean?

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  5. Jun 5, 2016
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    Yes, wipers collect excess ink from the print head and collect some ink in the process. Were the wipers "dirty" after your "fingertip" cleaning and after a cleaning cycle? They should have recollected some ink.

    If they are still clean, perhaps the wiper system isn't functioning. That's not unknown if a return spring in the wiper mechanism has become dislodged...but that's a long shot. You might be able to observe them during a cleaning cycle by defeating the "cover lifted" switch.

    I have no comment about the visual condition of the nozzle plates after a cleaning cycle, as I never have bothered to observe this...
     
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    Yes, the top edges are now inky.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2016
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    I have replaced the M cart, the PM cart, and the printhead. Still, if the printer sits for a couple days the first half (more or less) of the first 8.5x11 print is red. Otherwise, prints are perfect. I'm going to go to OEM carts and see what happens.
     
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    The results should be perfect, once you have installed OEM carts.. ;)
     
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    Should be.
     

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