Microbanding on S9000 solved

Started Jun 27, 2002 | Discussions thread
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Stephen French New Member • Posts: 10
Microbanding on S9000 solved

For the past few weeks I have been experiencing problems with microbanding on my prints, this occured after the printer took a wad of plain paper and chewed it all up (not a pretty sight). Well, i tried cleaning the print head through the software, i tried plain colour printing to try and solve it that way, nothing, I was still getting this microbanding.

I decided to contact a friend of mine who was up until Feb this year a canon rep, he got back to me a few days ago with the following solution.

1. Remove the print carts
2. Remove the print head
3.- DO NOT TOUCH THE PRINT HEAD ELEMENT AT ALL -

wash the PRINT HEAD with a trickle of luke warm water, (note 'a trickle'. dont go hosepiping it!)

4. keep cleaning the heads, and the sponge like bits that the carts fit onto until no more ink is running out (you will need to keep doing this for about 5 mins)
5. let the print head dry for at least 12 hrs - DO NOT use a hairdryer or cloth

6. When the print head is dry, re-install it into the printer, then replace your carts.
7. Run the deep cleaning sequence twice
8. Run the normal cleaning sequence once
9. run the print alignment
10. Thats it

I tried this - and all of my banding problems have dissapeared - I am absoloutely amazed at the quality im getting from it again! It is producing prints like it was when I first bought it.

one thing to mention again though

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE PRINT HEAD ELEMENT AT ALL -

He also said to me that every few months if I use the printer A LOT (which I do) then he would do the same again.

I was very nervous doing this myself, but it does work!

your milage may vary, but I have no probs with my s9000 anymore !

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