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#1 ROZCKA

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:22 AM

:huh: Ok here goes. I set up my Canon i450x printer recently and it had not been used for ages. I've cleaned the print heads and now it prints black beautifully but the colour is just Yellow!! Have i screwed up here somewhere whilst cleaning the heads?. I used nail polish remover and gently cleaned all the dried gluey ink off as it's been over a year since i used the printer last. I've put a fresh cartridge in and done several deep head cleans and still it's just yellow...so any help would be great guys...thanks in advance...ROZ :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:49 AM

Perhaps the device driver is not working properly? Check your advanced printer settings and look up the Advanced tab under Print in Microsoft Word.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:02 PM

Rubbing alcohol is suggested to clean the printer. Not sure if you've done any damage with an acetone based product. Also, be careful not to over-saturate
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:52 AM

Hi Ryan could you be more specific as to where i look for the settings please. And Mark what would happen if i did over saturate? i was quite liberal with the nail varnish remover could this have messed it up? and why print just yellow? the black is fine. Is there any chance that it's only the yellow getting through?. Maybe it is the cleaning because the print outs before i cleaned the heads was multi coloured but faded and patchy that's why i cleaned the heads. So if it is too much acetone (nail varnish remover) where do i go from here?. Please help if you can guys ...ROZ

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:59 AM

I'm not sure where you can actually get specific controls on your printer, I have no experience in that, but I figured it would help if you could open up at least your print options in MS word (MS Word> File> Print> Advanced)
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:14 PM

:thumbsup: ok Ryan thanks i'll give it a go if you think of anything else please put it here for me to try regards ROZ........

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:38 PM

Just try not to leave puddles of fluid. Keep blotting it with a saturated Q-tip (cotton swab on a stick)
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 04:46 PM

right here's the latest i've taken out the printer head unit again and re-cleaned the heads and using Q-tips have cleaned the small nipples inside that the colour ink cartridge sits on. I've filled the reservoir a couple of times with hot (not boiling) water and let it soak through onto kitchen roll paper. So far two colours have soaked through yellow and blue, but the other has'nt yet so i'll put some more water in before i go to bed and hope it unclogs the red. I'll keep you posted as to whether this all works or not coz after this i'm out of ideas. Thanks for the input fella's and if there's anything else you can think of well, i'd be much obliged if you'd post it here..regards ROZ

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 01:45 PM

:thumbsup: well after all that it's now just printing blank pages!!!!! I'd hate to have to buy a new printer as i've hardly used this one but i just don't know where to go from here can anyone HELP please...ROZ

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:16 PM

The print heads eventually wear out or clog so bad that they can't be cleaned. Here is a link to canons page on ordering the print heads.
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