Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
If there is no improvement with the quality of printing following such maintenance as print head
cleaning, a FINE Cartridge is probably empty. Replace the empty FINE Cartridge with a new one.
When replacing a FINE Cartridge, check the model number very carefully.
The printer will not print properly if a wrong FINE Cartridge is used, or installed wrong.
Replacing a FINE Cartridge
When a FINE Cartridge runs out of ink, replace them using the following steps.
1 Ensure that the printer is on.
2 Open the card slot cover first and then open the front cover.
The FINE Cartridge holder moves to the left.
3 Remove the empty FINE Cartridge.
Color: CL-51 [High Yield] Photo: CL-52
The standard Color FINE Cartridge (CL-41) can be installed as option.
-Handle the FINE Cartridge carefully to avoid staining clothing or the
-Discard the empty FINE Cartridge according to the local laws and
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If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.
Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.
Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.
Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
Make sure that this product is on and the ! Error light is off.
Access the printer software.Accessing the Printer Software for Windows
Click the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.
Caution:Never turn off this product while Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel. Doing so may damage this product.
When Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.
If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.
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