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Canon Pixma Pro 9000

deehop21
Apprentice

I have not used this printer for years, I am worried it is no longer usable?  I want to get rid of it, but dont want to sell to someone if it is defective.  Is it ruined and do I have to hook it up to see if it works?  Help!

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shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

If you haven't used the printer for years, even with no inks installed, the printhead or delivery system will be clogged.

 

The only way to safely store a printer (like this) for an extended period of time (years) would have been to remove and flush the print head and store it empty.  Even then, any residual ink left would dry and turn practically to stone. 

 

Nozzle check pattern, yes, you will have to do that.  Canon inks will run you about $125

 

No name $30-$50.  May want to start with those to determine if the printer is functioning and can be sold. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
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~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

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rs-eos
Whiz

Why not turn it on and do a self-test?

 

See: Printing a Nozzle Check 

 

or for the Mark II, see: Printing a Nozzle Check Mark II 

 

--
Ricky

EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x

OK thanks!

shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

If you haven't used the printer for years, even with no inks installed, the printhead or delivery system will be clogged.

 

The only way to safely store a printer (like this) for an extended period of time (years) would have been to remove and flush the print head and store it empty.  Even then, any residual ink left would dry and turn practically to stone. 

 

Nozzle check pattern, yes, you will have to do that.  Canon inks will run you about $125

 

No name $30-$50.  May want to start with those to determine if the printer is functioning and can be sold. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

Thank you for all this helpful info!

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