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    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 11:14 AM

    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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    pluffy
    pluffy  7130 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Nov 2011 - 12:02 PM

    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.

    Good luck

    mrjboyle
    mrjboyle  6 United Kingdom
    10 Nov 2011 - 12:12 PM

    Try a clear alchahol like vodka, that has worked for me before

    Cephus
    Cephus  92128 forum posts England
    10 Nov 2011 - 12:16 PM


    Quote: Try a clear alchahol like vodka, that has worked for me before

    But did it help with the printer?? WinkWink

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 12:35 PM


    Quote: "alchahol"

    ?????????

    Too many gills partaken??? WinkWinkWink

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 12:43 PM


    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 Wink )

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 1:24 PM

    A new print head would cost more than a new printer.
    I would give the cleaning tips a go

    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 1:25 PM


    Quote: Sounds like the print head is blocked

    What do you mean by the "print head"?

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 1:38 PM

    http://www.thesuppliesshop.co.uk/catasp/plist.asp?fldPrinterID=8154 where they want 69.00
    Print head is the assembly that holds the cartridges

    digicammad
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 1:39 PM

    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.

    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 3:48 PM

    Cheers all.

    Quote:

    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.

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Nov 2011 - 1:13 PM

    Let us know how you get on, Rog.

    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Nov 2011 - 4:52 PM

    Will do Jas.

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