How can I fix an inkjet printer where one of the colors isn't printing well anymore?
My Canon PIXMA iP3000 has served me well for a few years, and I print color and B&W material on a regular basis. A few days ago, the cyan has developed a defect -- the printout is striped, so some lines aren't getting printed. This affects all colors that have a cyan component, so color printing (and greyscales!) are ugly, striped, and miscolored.
I'm guessing that the print head itself has become clogged. Is there any way I can fix this?
I've tried the clean and deep clean functions in the printer's software many times (not just twice but maybe 15 times), and replacing the cyan ink cartridge, and printing several all-cyan pages, but the cyan is still striped.
I am considering taking it apart, cleaning the nozzles, and putting it back together again. I'm handy with tools so there's a fair chance it would work, and if it doesn't work afterwards then not much is lost because it doesn't work well now either.