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Uniformly faded ink

PROBLEM: all colors and black print about 30% of brightness.

CAUSE: She (can't blame her; okay, I can) closed laptop cover while big-colored doc. was sending to printer. Printer seized up, and after several remedies, it printed. (re-installed driver, deep cleaning, aligned heads, etc.)

SOLUTION? I tried all the manual's steps to no avail. HELP?

HINT: printer utility shows Canon S800 - gimp print v. 5.0.0-beta 2

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SOURCE: smeared lines

Okay, this was the problem I posted a few days ago. It's fixed now, so in case you have the same problem with smearing, here's what the help desk from Canon suggested: Open the cover and remove the ink cartridges. There is a gray lever in front of the cartridges. Lift this lever and the printhead can be easily removed.
Our printhead had a buildup of black ink on the surface. I carefully removed this with rubbing alcohol. I let the printhead dry and replaced everything. No more smearing. Imagine a help-desk that actually helped!

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Hi it's Gill again. I've been looking around more on the net and I think the problem is our printers need new printheads which I'm told are spare parts easy to change. Hope this helps. Gill

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i had the same problem and just repeated the cleaning and testing, eventually the black showed up but took more than a few repetitions

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I would guess that the printhead is bad. Google cleaning printheads or get a new one. Sometimes , not always you can clean the printhead instead of replacing. (take out and clean by hand)

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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