Hi everyone Hope one of you out there can help with this query. Just bought a Canon Pixma iP 4500 as I had to discard my last iP 4300 after 2 years only due to the blocked print head nozzles. Tried everything to clear the problem but to no effect. Anyway I am going away for 6 weeks in December and would like to know how if there is a way of preventing the same thing happening to this printer due to the lack of regular use. Many thanks in anticipation
If you shut off the printer for 6 weeks, I would guess you will have a partial/blocked printer head.I reckon to print a small test colour pattern ONCE PER WEEK and have had a clear nozzle check very week. In the past a 2 week print cycle caused a poor nozzle check, resulting in a new print head. Consider taking the carts out and running hot water thr' the head caps and then wrapping it in cling film when water runs clear. David
I asked my supplier what to do with a dried up printhead and they suggested putting the cartridge in a quarter inch of hot tapwater for 5 minutes then drying it before reinstalling. It worked for 1 cartridge I had.