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Printer leaves streaks of empty lines while printing

My printer was giving me gud service all until now when its not working properly.Even when it has a new cartridge it wont print properly.All the printouts i get from this printer have spaces or streaks of white lines.Can some1 tell me how to fix this prob??

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SOURCE: Black Ink Skipping

If you open the printer so the cartridges move to the center and lift the gray handle so you are able to pull the printer head out. Chances are when you do... you will see all the corrosion. Just clean it off and you should be good to go.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Orange light blinking

Hey guys, I finally brought my ip4500, not ip4300 1month ago, and am having the same problem. I experimented with the printer inks. And finally i have fixed this problem. I suspect it may work for ip4300, or other similar pixmas as well. Please follow at your own risk.


Scenario:
The printer error led flashes 15 times. And, The ink tank lights are flashing endlessly, or does not light up at all. If the ink light is off, it does not mean that the chip is corrupt.... Do not replace it, like i have. lol.

Problem: one or more of the inktank chips are corrupt. If at least one cartridge is corrupt, the printer will not work. Must purchase corrupted ink cartridge, or call canon for replacement.

Solution: Instead of buying a complete set of ink, find out which ink cartridge is corrupt, and needs replacing:

1.put all ink tank into the printer without the chip. close printer cover. computer should alert that "the following ink tank cannot be recognised. Printing cannot be executed because the ink tank...." You should see a picture of the ink in the alert box.
The picture in the warning box shows that the black, black. yellow, magenta, cyan are not inserted.

2.Starting with the blue ink, remove blue ink from the printer, reinsert chip into ink tank, then put the ink tank back into the printer. Close Printer cover. Notice that this time, if the ink chip isn't faulty, computer alerts that only black, black, yellow, magenta are not inserted into your printer.
If it is faulty, then you see another alert box, about unrecognized ink - if so go to step 4.


To test if the chips on the other ink cartridges(tanks) are faulty:

3. Repeat step 2, with the rest of the ink tanks. from right to left(blue, magenta, yellow, pgiblack, black)
4. Purchase corrupt ink tank. or call Canon for a replacement.


lemme know if this helps you.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

Ajkill
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SOURCE: white horizontal streaks in documents

I Am Experiencing Poor Print Quality With My Dell™ Printer

Table of Contents
Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center
Clean the printer contacts and print a test page
Clean the Printer Nozzles Using the Dell Printer Solution Center
Dell™ Printer Additional Information
» Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

Poor print quality of a document or picture may be the result of low ink levels or dirty printer nozzles or contacts.

To check the printer's ink levels, perform the following steps:

1.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
2.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.

3.

Locate the printer's ink levels on the lower right corner of the Dell Printer Solution Center window.
4.

If the printer's ink levels indicate that ink cartridges are empty, click the Order Ink button to place an online order for replacement ink cartridges.

For information about ordering ink for your Dell printer, refer to article: Obtaining Ink for a Dell™ Printer


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» Clean the printer contacts and print a test page

To manually clean the printer nozzles and contacts, perform the following steps:

1.

Turn the printer off and remove the power cord from the back of the printer.
2.

Open the printer lid.
3.

Manually move the ink-cartridge carrier to the left by gripping the top of the rubber carrier belt and gently pulling it across towards the right hand side of the printer.
4.

Take a warm, semi-damp paper towel and gently clean the wiper on the right side of the maintenance station.
5.

Lift up on the cap(s) that cover the ink cartridge(s).
6.

Remove the ink cartridge(s), and using a new warm, semi-damp paper towel, gently clean the contacts on the ink cartridge(s).
Verify that the contacts on the ink cartridge(s) is/are sufficiently dry prior to re-inserting into the printer.
7.

Re-insert the ink cartridge(s) back into the correct printer slot(s).

7.

Close the printer lid.
8.

Re-attach the printer power cord to the back of the printer unit.
9.

Press the Power button to turn the unit back on.
10.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
11.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
12.

Click the Maintenance tab.
13.

Click the Print a test page icon.
A test page prints.


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» Clean the Printer Nozzles Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

To clean the printer nozzles and contacts using the Dell Printer Solution Center:

1.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
2.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
3.

Click the Maintenance tab.
4.

Click the Clean to fix horizontal streaks icon.
5.

Click the Print button.

Note:
The printer will make sounds when cleaning the nozzles that are not commonly heard during normal usage

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

SOURCE: Printer will not print black ink

I had the same problem. My color cartridges printed fine, but the black did not print -- just blank. I called Cartridge World and they suggested the problem could be a clogged line. They recommended a nozzle rocket cartridge, sort of a "Drano" for print cartridges. I brought in my black cartridge and they dumped the black ink and filled it with a cleaning solution (at no cost). I placed this back into the printer and proceeded to start printing multiple pages in black in order to allow the solution to move through the lines and break up any clogs. It took about 30 pages, but the light gray color finally began to come through (it should look light gray, not black). I was told to try and use the entire cartridge before replacing with a regular black ink cartridge. Worked great!

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: PIXMA iP6220D doesn't use/recognize CL-51 cartridge

Take the photo ink out.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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Check,which color/s streaks are appearing on print out,remove that cartridge/s check on drum surface for streaks.. if found replace that cartridge/s..check.
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there are some possibilities for this problem. i will explain it. 1) First of all check out if the toner is full ,half or near to empty. There is no exact procedure to check the powder left in the toner without opening the toner.but in one toner there comes about near to 1500 copies.if you have got about 1200 to 1300 copies.then its quite possible that the power left is near to empty so the streaks comes on the paper due to less powder left.many times in this case removing and shaking the toner then reinserting the toner again and checking the printout helps. 2) But if you are sure that toner is not empty then other possibility is.in the toner cartridge there is a aluminium drum.its easily seen in the cartridge.once you remove the cartridge. if that drum is got very much used then due to that drum the streaks appear.fox example.if the drum is new the print is very dark.if the drum gets old the print gets very light or with streaks or faded print. 3) Now if drum and toner powder both are proper and still the problem then its the fault in the printer.in your printer there is some toner powder got spilled out on the inner parts from where the printing paper passes.so when the paper passes from the part where the powder is fallen or got collected then the streaks comes.in this case the printer needs internal cleaning and servicing. 4) but in some cases it has been noticed that internal powder of the toner becomes moist and very hard to come out from the toner for printing.in this case either toner needs to be refilled or toner needs to be replaced.you can get the toner refilled from local cartridge refilling store or local stationery shops dealing in cartridge refillings.The cartridge refilling shops also have the same printer for checking the cartridge.so at the refilling shop it will be confirmed whether the fault is in cartridge or printer.
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If the streaks are black where it should be white, is sounds like some dust or fluff below the cartridge leaves ink smears on the page.

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  2. Second, make sure your paper is not causing the problem. Paper that does not accept ink well can cause your images to smear or bleed. Plain paper is not the best choice for high-density graphics. Click here to see how to pick the best paper for your project .
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      Figure 4: Color completely missing (magenta bar missing below)c00290898.gif Figure 5: Lines broken randomly - clogged nozzlesc00059231.gif

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