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Old Feb 9, 2005, 1:29 AM   #1
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I've copied some text from another posting I made: It may have been a mistake but I bid and received a supposedly refurbushed i9100 Canon printerwith no ink tanks installed in the head... I'm assuming a head cleaning? Why would some of the short horizontal lines be present but shifted by quite a distance either up or down when I do a "nozzle check"? Does this imply that dried ink is deflecting the new ink passing out of the cooresponding nozzles?
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 3:20 PM   #2
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Try a head cleaning and head alignment. That should fix your problem.
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 4:04 PM   #3
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I have the same issue with an i860 display model I bought when the stores were closing out this printer last year. Several head cleanings and nozzle alignments have not fixed the problem. Photos printed with it generally look fine, but I'd like to hear any other suggestions for a solution to this issue.

Is there a recommended way to clean the heads if the "head cleaning" or "deep head cleaning" doesn't get the job done? Will soaking the head in water or some other type of solvent help?
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 4:36 PM   #4
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I've got this issue with my old Epson 460. After many years of (ab)use it started to do just what has been described - all the nozzles are printing, but one or two are obviously out of alignment.

So far, after cleaning, flushing, cleaning, removing heads and cleaning, realigning, etc. etc.etc. ... nothing has helped much.

I'm assuming its just worn out -either hard ink deposits near (inside?) the ink jet holes, or as is probably more likely the holes themselves have enlarged overtime and cause the ink to squirt at an angle.

I'm not too worried though; it was (and still is for basic text and draft junk) a nice - but noisy - printer.


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Old Feb 9, 2005, 10:08 PM   #5
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Try this:

http://www.inkrepublic.com/members/nozzle/


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Old Feb 10, 2005, 6:31 AM   #6
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Thank you PAlto for the site: http://www.inkrepublic.com/members/nozzle/

That is exactly what I was looking for... some way ofprinting using just one ink tank with associated nozzles. I hate to run the regular head cleaning (wasting all color inks) when only a couple nozzles are maybe plugged. I'm entertaining the idea of using a cleaning fluid... maybe that willsolve some of plugged nozzle problems.
I also just found a site that does the same thing your site does but where a zip file canbe downloaded: http://www.inksupply.com/index.cfm?source=html/purging.html

allowing printing from all tanks or from individual tanks. I haven't tested either site yet but I will assume they both work.



Since some of the nozzles seem to be totally plugged and several regular deep head cleanings haven't helped I'm thinking of trying a reverse purging as at http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/technotes/tsg02.htm I can at least see the merit of this idea. We'll see.



(Maybe your site has a download and I just missed it.)









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Old Mar 15, 2005, 5:54 AM   #7
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Hi

Why would anyone buy a "Refurbished" printer??? The reason it is being sold is because it doesn't work properly, and it is being 'Unloaded" Wake up people;;; :blah:



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Old Mar 15, 2005, 1:18 PM   #8
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Some people may not agree with the idea that refurbished equipement is worth taking a chance on but I've had good luck in the past... In this particular case the seller replaced the print head and eveything seems fine now.
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 10:26 PM   #9
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You should try the information on this site, http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/inkjetstuff3.html
I have read that many people have had great success using the air method of cleaning their print head.
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