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Printer Problems


RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
10 Nov 2011 11:14AM
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 7 135 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 12:02PM
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 6 12 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 12:12PM
Try a clear alchahol like vodka, that has worked for me before
Cephus 10 2.2k England
10 Nov 2011 12:16PM

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



But did it help with the printer?? WinkWink
10 Nov 2011 12:35PM

Quote:"alchahol"
?????????

Too many gills partaken??? WinkWinkWink
10 Nov 2011 12:43PM

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 e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 1:24PM
A new print head would cost more than a new printer.
I would give the cleaning tips a go
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
10 Nov 2011 1:25PM

Quote:Sounds like the print head is blocked

What do you mean by the "print head"?
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 1:38PM
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 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 1:39PM
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 7 3.0k 10 England
10 Nov 2011 3:48PM
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.
13 Nov 2011 1:13PM
Let us know how you get on, Rog.
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
13 Nov 2011 4:52PM
Will do Jas.

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