Print Head Deep Cleaning

Last Updated : 16-May-2008
Issue Number : 8200181900

Solution

If print quality does not improve by standard Print Head Cleaning, try Print Head Deep Cleaning, which is a more powerful process. Print Head Deep Cleaning consumes more ink than standard Print Head Cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary.

Windows
1. Ensure that the printer is turned on.

2. Open the Printer Properties dialog box.

3. Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the Print Head to be cleaned, and then click Execute.
NOTE
Click the Initial Check Items button. Confirmation message for Print Head Deep Cleaning is displayed.

(4) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK.
Print Head Deep Cleaning starts when the POWER lamp starts blinking.
IMPORTANT
Do not perform any other operations until Print Head Deep Cleaning is completed (about two to three minutes).

4. Check the Print Head condition.
(1) Print a nozzle check pattern to check the Print Head condition.
For details, refer to [ Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern ].
(2) If the problem persists, perform step 3 again.
(3) If the problem persists, the printer may have run out of ink.
For details, refer to [ Replacing an Ink Tank ].
(4) If the problem persists, a Print Head may be damaged. In this case, contact a Canon service representative.

Macintosh
1. Ensure that the printer is turned on.

2. Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box.
NOTE
The BJ Printer Utility cannot be used with Bluetooth communication.
(1) Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and then the Utilities folder.
(2) Double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon.
If you are using an OS other than Mac OS X v.10.3, double-click the Print Center icon.
(3) Select iP90 from the Name list and click Utility or Configure.
(4) Select iP90 from the Product list and click Maintenance.

3. Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Select Cleaning from the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the Print Head to be cleaned, and then click OK.
Print Head deep cleaning starts when the POWER lamp starts blinking.
NOTE
Click the Initial Check Items button. Confirmation message for Print Head Deep Cleaning is displayed.
IMPORTANT
Do not perform any other operations until Print Head deep cleaning finishes. This takes about two to three minutes.

4. Check the Print Head condition.
(1) Print a nozzle check pattern to check the Print Head condition.
For details, refer to [ Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern ].
(2) If the problem persists, perform step 3 again.
(3) If the problem persists, the printer may have run out of ink.
For details, refer to [ Replacing an Ink Tank ].
(4) If the problem persists, a Print Head may be damaged. In this case, contact a Canon service representative.

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