Hello Freddy, strangely I received this notification that you hadn't heard a response from me but no such notification for your actual answer though. No I haven't cleaned anything by hand yet. Actually, I think I cleaned the print head a couple of years ago though but I cannot remember how or whether this might help now
O.K. I'll give this a go and get back to you
I did what you suggested with good and bad news. The good news is that there was a great better difference in the printing of colour printing from documents. The not so good news is that the quality of photograph printing is terrible - it looks like a 1960s quality photograph that has been left in the sun too long
O.K. will do
I thoroughly washed the print head yesterday but there may be some residual water still in its innermost parts so I am going to leave it in the sun rays for another day to make sure it's dried and then replace and get back to you. Thanks again
thanks for these tips. I've tried cleaning it twice and deep cleaning it twice but still get a sub-standard nozzle check. As a last ditch effort I shall leave it 24 hours before giving it ONE LAST deep clean (as your link suggested this might give time for any prev.dried ink to dissolve). If this is all still to no avail, I might try this print head cleaning kit you mention. This sound like quite an involved job and am wondering whether I have to take other parts out as I don't see an ink line etc. Anyway I'll keep you posted
.You do not need to take anything out, on your machine it is built into the print head. However if the same thing still happens it means the print head needs to be replaced which you can get from here: : Click Here In case you would like to look for it somewhere else the part number is *****Due to the price some people do decide to replace the machine if it is more than a year old if you decide to go that route I would be happy to help you find a replacement.If this machine is under a year old Canon will normally cover the part under warranty. If you have any questions or need any help following these steps click on reply to expert and let me know. If not please consider leaving a positive rating for my help it is greatly appreciated. Please note you are rating me only not this site or your Canon..
Hi Freddy, just to let you know I have rated you as a good service but I am still continually being asked to rate you for some reason. When I tried to do it again, bizzarely I get told I have to pay a fee to rate you again as a bonus. I hope you got my rating.
Much obliged. Thanks again