Question about Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet Printer
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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!
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
i had the same problem and just repeated the cleaning and testing, eventually the black showed up but took more than a few repetitions
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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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