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StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391863] Wed, 19 February 2020 11:37 Go to next message
dlewis1791 is currently offline  dlewis1791
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Hello,

I have StyleWriter II I want to put into service for a project with my Mac IIci.

I installed the driver and the computer can address the printer. However I get only blank pages when I try to print a document.

I looked thru several posts on possible fixes, though i have a question: is there any way to determine if the problem is in the printer itself or the cartridge?

Additional information, I have new canon cartridges that I bought ~2 years ago.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391864 is a reply to message #391863] Wed, 19 February 2020 12:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> On 19 Feb, 2020, at 5:37 pm, derek L <dlewis1791@gmail.com> wrote:
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> I have StyleWriter II I want to put into service for a project with my Mac IIci.
>
> I installed the driver and the computer can address the printer. However I get only blank pages when I try to print a document.
>
> I looked thru several posts on possible fixes, though i have a question: is there any way to determine if the problem is in the printer itself or the cartridge?
>
> Additional information, I have new canon cartridges that I bought ~2 years ago.

Inkjet cartridges tend to dry out over time, blocking the jets in the head. Fortunately the Canon mechanism replaces the head as part of the cartridge, so your replacements are likely to work, as long as they'll fit the printer.

- Jonathan Morton

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391865 is a reply to message #391864] Wed, 19 February 2020 12:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have several cartridges that are still sealed though I don’t know their shelf life.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391866 is a reply to message #391865] Wed, 19 February 2020 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> On 19 Feb, 2020, at 6:08 pm, derek L <dlewis1791@gmail.com> wrote:
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> I have several cartridges that are still sealed though I don’t know their shelf life.

IIRC, they come with tape over the heads which should prevent air from getting in and dehydrating them. Feel free to try one; the old head is most likely the cause of getting only blank pages.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391867 is a reply to message #391866] Wed, 19 February 2020 12:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unfortunately that cartridge was fresh from a sealed package.

Wondering about the flex cable and interface to the cartridge on the printer side.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391868 is a reply to message #391867] Wed, 19 February 2020 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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clean the electrical contacts on the printer, the ones that mate to the
cartridge contacts, with iso alcohol and a cotton swab. The flex cable is
probably okay, and I would be more worried about bad/leaking capacitors
than any other electrical problem. Do the cartridges still feel fairly
heavy? Can you weigh them and maybe find out what they should weigh when
full of liquid?
Those cartridges were pretty easy to refill back in the day, the kit was
cheap... just a drill bit, some ink, and a silicone plug with a seal
sticker to go over top.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 10:44 AM derek L <dlewis1791@gmail.com> wrote:

> Unfortunately that cartridge was fresh from a sealed package.
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> Wondering about the flex cable and interface to the cartridge on the
> printer side.
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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391870 is a reply to message #391868] Fri, 21 February 2020 15:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I cleaned the contacts on the printer with alcohol and the nozzles on the print, however the test page is still blank.

I found that the bare cartridge weights 1.90oz, I have not been able to find a spec on a new cartridge.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391871 is a reply to message #391870] Fri, 21 February 2020 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have you tried a test print from the printer itself, not using a computer?

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> On Feb 21, 2020, at 12:50 PM, derek L <dlewis1791@gmail.com> wrote:
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> I cleaned the contacts on the printer with alcohol and the nozzles on the print, however the test page is still blank.
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> I found that the bare cartridge weights 1.90oz, I have not been able to find a spec on a new cartridge.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391872 is a reply to message #391871] Fri, 21 February 2020 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I used the printer self test after cleaning the cartridge and the contacts.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391873 is a reply to message #391872] Tue, 25 February 2020 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I ordered a reconditioned cartridge to see if my existing cartridges are dried out or plugged up.

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Re: StyleWriter II diagnosis [message #391875 is a reply to message #391873] Thu, 27 February 2020 08:33 Go to previous message
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The new cartridge worked and I can now print though I am getting lines of text that are missing as if the cartridge is getting plugged up.

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