What's a "Purge Unit"?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by william_h._wiley, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Has anyone ever heard of a broken "purge unit" on a Canon i9900 printer? That
    was a telephone diagnosis from Canon about my printer that will no longer print
    3 colors. They said that it could be tubes from the purge unit that aren't
    connected anymore or maybe the unit will have to be replaced. If I can, I'd
    like to avoid sending the whole printer in for repairs if it's something I can
    look at myself.

    Everything else has been tried, including cleaning, deep cleaning, buying new
    Canon cartridges, buying a new printer head, reseating it, etc. Still no ink
    from the colors on the right side.

    Any info about purge units would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Hi Bill, I Googled "Canon Purge Unit" - here's from the first of many hits: "The purge unit is the mechanism that cleans and refreshes your print cartridge." From: http://www.depot-america.com/article_cannoninkjet.asp Good luck!
  3. Hey there, off subject but the guys who spend days in the hospital records department purging old files are often reffered to as purge units....

  4. Thanks for the info everyone. I appreciate it.

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