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Old Jun 14, 2006, 8:31 PM   #1
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I just purchased a CIS for canon i9900 but it didn't come with a installation guide. I have no clue how to place the tube so that it won't jam the printer.

Does anyone have a guide for canon i9900?

Thank you very much
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 9:20 PM   #2
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To billydzuy,

The person you likely want to talk to on this forum goes by the name of websnail--who has done much in the CIS area with both Canon and Epson printers.

Short of answering personally, you might try searching for posts by websnail--because websnail also posts pictures and links--or guides would be another way of putting it.

Not saying websnail is the only knowlegable person in this area here, but websnail is on anyones short list.

Hope that helps.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 3:00 AM   #3
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Thank You very much Osage..
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 3:06 AM   #4
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To billydzuy,

The person you likely want to talk to on this forum goes by the name of websnail--who has done much in the CIS area with both Canon and Epson printers.

Short of answering personally, you might try searching for posts by websnail--because websnail also posts pictures and links--or guides would be another way of putting it.

Not saying websnail is the only knowlegable person in this area here, but websnail is on anyones short list.

Hope that helps.
Heh... well I'm also one a few hit lists but hey

As to your request... I'm not familiar with the i9900 and a look on Google seemed to indicate that there were a few kits but not a lot of instructions.. What I did find was this:
http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/in...RS_Preview.pdf

However... you'll note that you're expected to destroy parts of your casing to get that system to work which is just plain nuts!

Lysom (a specialist company in the higher end corporate market for CIS's) had a kit but they appear to have withdrawn it so it's not looking too good all told..



Best I can offer in terms of assistance at this point is to provide a best guess approach based on photos of the printer and the parts you have received.. So you're going to need to get out the camera and take as many pictures as possible of the kit, the printer, from all angles.. oh and make sure you take pictures of the printer and parts with a ruler so it's easier to see whether things will work.

To be completely hones though my recommendation on this would probably be to return your kit for a refund and get yourself over to nifty-stuff forums to read up on refilling cartridges.. You'll find it's probably the lesser of 2 evils and less likely to trash an expensive printer...

... and this is from someone who loves a challenge..
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wow thank you so much snail .. i just sent you private message too.. )



Thanx again
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 3:46 AM   #6
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Hi again,

I bought it on ebay. the price is a fractionof a set of OEM cartriges. so it's worth a try

I had CIS installed without destroyed any part of the printer. it seems to work. I still have one problem is that i have air bubbles inside the tubes. I've tried deep cleaning but it didnt really help....the ink inside the cartriges are now almost empty. Should i take out the tube and refill the cartriges then plug back the tube? is there any harm for doing so?

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Hi again,

I bought it on ebay. the price is a fractionof a set of OEM cartriges. so it's worth a try
Can't argue with that approach

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I had CIS installed without destroyed any part of the printer. it seems to work. I still have one problem is that i have air bubbles inside the tubes. I've tried deep cleaning but it didnt really help....the ink inside the cartriges are now almost empty. Should i take out the tube and refill the cartriges then plug back the tube? is there any harm for doing so?
Air bubbles in the tube when you first start out are pretty normal so long as the whole tube isn't empty of ink.. If you've only got a few bubbles or segments of the tube that are air filled but they move gradually along the tubing to the cartridges then you haven't got a problem..

However, if the air fills the tube and no new ink appears to reach the cartridge at all then you have an air leak at some stage in the CIS system and you'd have grounds for a return & refund or replace.

One question that's pretty important is whether or not the ink levels you're reporting are ones you've visibly confirmed or if they're a status indicator from the printer. If it's visually confirmed then it may be that you have leak (possibly caused by the cartridges rising up and letting air in through the ink port (the ports in the bottom of the cartridge).. You may need to find a way to hold the cartridges down to stop this..

Refilling the cartridges may be a good plan if they are nearly empty but we'll leave that at the moment until you can answer the questions above..
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billydzuy:

You might want to check this page on trouble shooting a CFS ink setup.



http://www.inksupply.com/cobratrouble.cfm
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 4:36 AM   #9
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I queried a user on my own forum about whether they'd done anything with an i9900 and they posted a small novel about their experience here:
http://www.continuousink.info/forum/viewforum.php?f=23

All in all, it would seem that the printers 8 cartridge assembly and the way that Canon have designed things to be deliberately awkward, would stop all but the most dedicated CIS tinkerer...

My advice on getting refillable cartridges stands.. I'd definitely go that route this is no ordinary CIS printer installation.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 9:27 PM   #10
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Thank you Terry and Websnail..

My CIS finally works....

is it ok to do lot ofhead cleaning ?

because i used to have i960. i did a lot of deep cleaning on it and one day it stopped working.I took itto bestbuy. they said something about "waste- ink tank" and the service charge was more than the printer itself. Will i9900 give me the same problem if i dodeep cleanning?

are all canon ink the same? because i need to refill them soon. Do i need to flush out old ink before refill or just mix the new ink to the old ink?

Thank you so much guys...
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