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Morning all. I've got a Canon IP4600 printer which I've been delighted with. Suddenly however, the yellow cartridge has stopped printing altogether. I've done all the usual stuff like head cleaning, deep cleaning, changed all the cartridges, downloaded the latest driver etc to no avail. Anybody got any bright ideas before I bin it?
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Sounds like the print head is blocked. I think it is not worth the cost of a new head but I have heard of people soaking the print head in a cleaning solvent to dissolve the blockage.
It might be worth a try if you are only going to bin it.
Try a clear alchahol like vodka, that has worked for me before
Quote: Try a clear alchahol like vodka, that has worked for me before
But did it help with the printer??
Too many gills partaken???
Quote: I think it is not worth the cost of a new head
How much is a new print head, if cleaning (with IPA?) fails? Anybody know?
(Iso-Propyl Alcohol - not India Pale Ale )
A new print head would cost more than a new printer.
I would give the cleaning tips a go
Quote: Sounds like the print head is blocked
What do you mean by the "print head"?
http://www.thesuppliesshop.co.uk/catasp/plist.asp?fldPrinterID=8154 where they want £69.00
Print head is the assembly that holds the cartridges
The print head is the bit which delivers the ink to the paper. Sometimes it is built into the ink cartridges and sometimes it is a separate part.
You can buy inexpensive head cleaning cartridges, take a look at The Ink Factory. They contain a flushing fluid, you fit them in place of the ink cartridges and run a clean cycle (or 2), then refit your ink and print a check page. I use them as they are cheaper than the ink cartridges and usually work very well.
You can buy inexpensive head cleaning cartridges, take a look at The Ink Factory.
Just ordered one Ian - got to be worth a try. Thanks for the link.
Let us know how you get on, Rog.
Will do Jas.
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