04-22-2020 11:08 PM
A couple weeks ago, I had an issue with my old Canon Pixma Pro 100. I had people advise me that it was a bad printhead so I went out and bought another Canon Pixma Pro 100. Shame on me, but I bought it used because I'm low on cash these days. It had less than 100 prints done on it though.
Everything was fine though. I printed normal prints as recently as Friday. I didn't print for a couple of days though, then printed today and there were some streaks on the print. I did a nozzle check and the LGY was streaky, so I did cleanings and deep cleanings, but nothing was fixing it. I unplugged it and let it sit for most of the day. I plugged it back in tonight, did a nozzle check and everything looked good. I did a print and it looked great.
Then, I did a second print and it started great but the contrast faded from it midway through the print. I did a nozzle check and the LGY and GY results were completely BLANK on the check. Ugh! I did a cleaning and they showed some better results but were streaky. As a test, I did another print and, yup, it also had streaks in it.
I don't know why this is suddenly happening when everything was fine just a few days ago. Does anybody have ideas of fixes or am I dealing with another broken printhead? I run an Etsy shop where I sell art prints and have a bunch of orders that need to go out so this is starting to drive me a bit crazy haha.
04-23-2020 09:59 AM
Look closely at the top rear of your cartridges and see if perhaps the clear wrapper wasn't compltetly removed.
There is a little vent hole there and if the wrapper isn't completely removed the hole will be obstructed.