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Missing lines of print in BLACK

When printing a document (using black ink) the printer prints in alternate 6mm wide strips with every other strip missing. For example, if you try to print a vertical solid line the length of the paper, it comes out as a 6mm dashed line

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  • rlarkin59 Nov 02, 2008

    Print Head cleaning has no effect on problem

  • rlarkin59 Nov 02, 2008

    Have tried print head 'cleaning' and 'deep cleaning', plus soaking the print head in water overnight without any improvement. When 'nozzle check' and 'print head alignment' are run, there is no print displayed under columns "A" and "D".

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Try printing a test page so that it can clean the heads of the printing cartridges and it will re-align them so that they can print correctly. Do this by going to the control panel, clicking on printers and faxes, and finding your printer in the list and right clicking on your printer and going to properties and all the way at the bottom it will say print test page and click on that. It should work after that.

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The problem is with the print head if you are still having issues in the nozzle check after performing the deep clean. You will need to replace the print head.

However, as a last step, you could try reinstalling the driver to see if this helps. If not, you can contact Canon to obtain a new print head.

Please see HERE.

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Check printout for missing black or color ink. If any lines are missing, that indicates a clogged ink nozzle(s)
. Click on Head Cleaning
. Run Nozzle Check
. Repeat head cleaning/nozzle check 3 times
1. If no improvement, repeat cleaning/nozzle check sequence up to 6 times

Depending on the severity of the blockage, after going through this cycle up to 6 times (with fresh ink cartridges) some improvement should be noticed, if not totally cleared. If improvement is noticed, continue the cleaning/nozzle check cycles until the blockage is cleared. Slight improvement may be seen after each cycle. This could require many cleaning cycles in sets of 3 cleaning/nozzle checks but as long as improvement is continous it should solve the problem.

to get air in the heads is by either using a sloppy cartridge refilling method without creating the correct vacuum pressure.

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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 02, 2008

    what size font did you use when you typed whatever it was you printed?
    The Printer should print size according to what you choose.
    Try cleaning the cartriges and good luck!




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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 02, 2008


    click this link, get ur problem solved
    ... http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/23041

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