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Printout regular white lines (13) down printed page new printer, new cartridges. Printer did have inkjet when purchase made but ink didn't last very long.Hope you can give some ideas. Letitia

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Run head cleaning cycles several times by pressing and holding down the ink button. it will make a noise as it attempts to clean the nozzles of your printer.

Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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How do you clean the copper parts of the cartridge


Turn the printer on and then fill the paper tray with paper.


If this is an HP printer, press the "Setup" key until "Tools" is shown on the control panel display screen. Follow equivalent steps for other printers by reading the user manual.



Press "OK." If your printouts continue to be faint, show white line streaks or smudges, go to the next step to clean the contacts on the print cartridge.


Open the print cartridge access door. Wait until the print cartridge moves all the way to the right side and completely stops.


Remove the power cord from the electrical outlet.


Press down on the top of the cartridge and lift it up toward you holding it by its sides. Avoid touching the copper area when you lift it out of its slot. Sit it down on a flat surface, such as a table.


Wet a lint-free cloth with water and squeeze out any excess.


Pick up the cartridge by its sides and avoid touching the copper area.


Gently wipe the copper contacts of the print cartridge with the dampened, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to wipe the copper nozzle part on the bottom of the copper cartridge.


Let the print cartridge dry for 10 minutes and then plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.


Reinstall the print cartridge. If your printouts continue to be faint, show white line streaks or smudges, go to the next step to clean the nozzle area (copper bottom part of the print cartridge.).


Repeat steps 4 through 7 and then gently wipe the nozzle area with a clean, dampened lint-free cloth.


Let the print cartridge dry for 10 minutes and then plug in the power cord back into the electrical outlet.


Reinstall the print cartridge. If the ink is faint, or streaks or lines show on your printed pages, the old print cartridge may be defective and cannot be cleaned. Replace the old print cartridge with a new one.


*If you need any technical help on printer then you can reach at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

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Printer will not print clear or lines missing. Went through with nossle check and head cleaning but still do not print clear.


OK, you're going to have new ink jet cartridges to start with. I know they are expensive, but missing lines is a telltale sign of depleted ink. One may only be able to get 100 printed pages on avg. out of ink jet cartridges for consumer models.

Try original equipment manufacturer cartridge, in this case Epson cartridges to ensure quality output, and trouble free operation.

Make sure you align cartridges to get clear printouts that are calibrated properly.

Good luck on this repair.

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PRINTING ON PAGE IS VERY FADED AND SOME PARTS NOT PRINTING AT ALL


First, checkthat the USB cable is secure in both the printer and the computer and that theprinter is sitting on a flat surface. The printer may not work if it is tilted.

Next, run a printer check to make sure the printer is operational. To run aprinter check, turn off the printer and the computer and unplug the USB cable.Turn on the printer and press the Maintenance button. Use the down arrow buttonon the printer to highlight More Options on the display screen and press OK.Highlight Nozzle Check and press OK twice. If a page prints out, reinstall theR300 software on your computer.
Lines inPrintout
R300 mayproduce printouts with light horizontal lines that are not a part of theprintout. This is called banding and can have several causes. First, trycleaning the printer head to clear any clogged nozzles. To clean the printerhead on the R300, press the down arrow button to highlight More Options andpress OK. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Head Cleaning and press OK twice.The printer will take about 30 seconds to clean the print head, after which youshould run a printer check as described above. If the printout has gaps, pressthe STOP button to run the print head cleaning feature again. Once there are nogaps in the printout, press OK.

If the printout still has banding, open the Print window on your computer andclick on Properties. In the Properties window you can choose the print quality,speed and printer type. Select a higher print quality and a lower speed andmake sure the paper type matches the type you are using for the printout.

Finally, check that the ink cartridges are not empty or close to empty andreplace them as needed.
Faint Printout
If your printout looksfaint or faded when using the R300, try cleaning the print head. Next, replaceany ink cartridges that are old, low on ink or out of ink. Check that the papersetting on the computer matches the type of paper you are using for theprintout.

Another potential cause of faded printouts is incorrectly loaded paper. Sometypes of paper have a printable side that is whiter or shinier on one sidecompared to the other. The printable side of the paper needs to be loaded intothe printer face up.

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Some lines of type in printouts have white lines.


White streaks on an ink jet printer mean a clogged print head. Click on the printer manufacturer's software and do a head cleaning. If that doesn't work, you'll have to buy a new cartridge.


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Printer is only printing one color


possible printhead issue. Cartridges maybe outdated too. If you haven't used the printer in a while, the inks on the nozzles will dry out, thus clogging the printhead nozzles. If your cartridges are installed over 6 months now, it may be outdated. Replace cartridges if they are already outdated.
Do a printer check by printing a nozzle check pattern from the printer. To print a nozzle check pattern, turn the printer off. load 10 sheets of regular paper into your printer. hold down the paper button while you turn the printer on, keep on holding down the paper button. let go of the paper button when the powerlight is already blinking. If there are gaps or missing colors on the nozzle check pattern, please do 3 head cleanings. compare the nozzle check pattern over the last printout. If you see improvement on the pattern, continue cleaning the printhead till you get a perfect nozzle check pattern.
If there are no improvements, your printer may need service.
If your printer is not under warranty anymore, log on to support.epson.com. Click on help me find a service center to the bottom right of the page to find epson certified servicers near to your area.
The printer has a one year warranty from the date of purchase. Pls call epson if your unit is still under warranty.

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Printer continues to tell me low on ink.


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The printout has lines going through the pictures or wordings


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try to remove the ink cartridges and put it baack again but make sure to hear a click sound when you put the ink cartridges,after that try to print again picture and if still has lines through it press the menu in the printer scroll down until you can see the calibrate printer,press ok and select the print calibration page and hit the ok button..after it print place the calibration page in the scanner glass and press start, try to print again a picture and if still has a line call the kodak hot line 1 800 421 6699 and you might have a printhead replacement.

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COLOR NOT VIVID


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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

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White lines in the printout


If the lines are horizontal (across the page) it is quite possible that your refilled carts are at fault. I would suggest you try the underhead cleaning method as described in my previous post - http://www.fixya.com/support/t138226-printer_not_printing If this has little effect I would suggest you bin the refilled carts and get a full set of genuine ones to put in. The refill process can easily introduce air into the sponge which retains it and causes the ink to foam. This is then dragged down into the print head and and causes problems with print quality. If you still have issues after the underhead cleaning and new carts have been installed, get in touch with The Service Manual Shop and get the Epson software they have which allows you to make lots of adjustments to the printer. You should try running the alignment routines to check the Bi-Di printing is inline.

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