Your Canon printer device can get clogged for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons for this to happen are ink getting accumulated on the printhead, dried ink cartridges drying out and infrequent use of printers. There are several methods that you can use to clean the print head of your Canon printer.
Sme of the methods of cleaning the printheads are mentioned below.
In order to clean a clogged print head, one of the best solutions would be to use hot water. But before you do any cleaning, the first thing that you must do is to uninstall the print head assembly. After that, take a bowl and fill it up with hot water.
Submerge the print head and allow it to soak for some hours or maybe overnight. wash the print head in hot water and don't stop until water becomes clear. Now, it is time for your to dry the assembly using a paper towel. Now, place the print head back in its original position.
Another way to clean the print head without dismantling it from the printer is to self clean it using the diagnostic ability. Generally, a clogged print Head ion a Canon printer can get resolved by using diagnostic tools of self cleaning.
If the self-cleaning utility does not yield any positive results, then take a cotton swab and then dip it into isopropyl alcohol or Windex. Rub the swab gently on the surface of the print head. The solvent you use is going to clean the clogged ink.
Wipe a clean and dry cotton swab across the surface of the print head. Run the self-cleaning function of the printer. This will surely clean your clogged print head.
Acquire a print head cleaning kit. A lot of varieties of cleaning kits are available. You can buy cleaning kits from independent manufacturers or from Canon. These kits contain a syringe or solvent bottle to clean the print head.
So, these are the different methods that you can use in order to clean a Canon i960 print head.