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Ink smudges on both edges of paper and across bottom of paper

Used the CX4800 utilities to clean and realign nozzles; no help. Ink smudges are still very wet when removed from printer.

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Flip the paper

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How should i clean its printer head

There are three areas of the printhead that need to be cleaned: the plastic ramps on both sides of the ink nozzles, the edge between the ink nozzles and the electrical contacts, and the electrical contacts. Follow these steps to clean the printhead. Figure 4: Three areas to cleanc01481825.gif 1 - Plastic ramp on the side of the ink nozzles 2 - The edge between the ink nozzles and the electrical contacts 3 - The electrical contacts
CAUTION: Do not touch the ink nozzles. Do not touch the electrical contacts with your finger. Use only cleaning materials to touch the electrical contact areas. Figure 5: Do not touch the electrical contactsc01481826.jpg
  1. Gather the following cleaning materials:
    • Several clean, lint-free cloths or papers. Coffee filters and glass-cleaning cloths work well.
    • Distilled or bottled water. Do not use tap water, because it can contain contaminants that can damage the printhead.
  2. Lightly dampen a clean, lint-free cloth.
  3. Use the damp cloth to wipe the electrical contacts from the bottom to the top. Do not go past the edge between the electrical contacts and the ink nozzles. Repeat this motion until no ink appears on the cloth.

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My couple month old 309a hp photosmart premium printer keeps coming up with ink jet failure. How can that be? I checked the cartridges and they look find to me. Every so often it will let something be...

Ink jet failure or ink system failure? I see the ink system failure often. If the cartridges are ok and properly inserted (check for clogs in the vents that can be cleared with a pin just in case), the printhead may be the problem. First remove the cartridges, lift the latch handle on the right and lift the printhead straight up to remove it. Clean the ramps on the side of the ink nozzles, the edge between the ink nozzles and the electrical contacts and the electrical contacts. Do not touch the contacts with your hands/fingers. To do the cleaning you need several lint free cloths or papers and distilled or bottled water. Dampen a cloth and wipe the electrical contacts from bottom to top; do not go past the edge between the contacts and the nozzles. Repeat until no ink remains on the contacts. Use another dampened cloth to clean the edge between the contacts and the nozzles. Wipe from right to left; repeat until there is no ink left on the edge. Finally wipe the ramps with another dampened cloth wiping "downhill" away from the ink nozzles until there is no ink left. Dry the areas with another cloth.

Then clean the electrical contacts inside the printer with another dampened cloth going from top to bottom. Then dry the area with a dry cloth. Return the printhead to the printer and lower the latch handle. Replace the ink cartridges and close the access door.

Reset the printer by turning it on and unplugging it from the wall outlet for at least 15 seconds before plugging it back in. Press the power button to turn on the unit if needed. (This should clear the error message.)

If the error persists, a new printhead may be required. Try the automatic printhead cleaning utility (part of the full software) at least twice before cleaning the printhead.

I hope this helps.

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What happened? Only cyan prints.

Thought--------- Repairs will be more than a new printer. Buy another one.

They are always on SALE.

Good Luck.

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You probably have a piece of paper or lint stuck in the paper path. Take a heavier piece of paper and slide it gently thru the machine from the back tray.....if that doesnt work, take out the print heads one at atime, run the nozzle under warm water for only 2-5 seconds. Ink will come out in the sink, dont worry about that. Then let drip dry for about 10 seconds each and then wipe carefully with a good quality paper towel..>DO THIS WITH PRINT HEADS FACE UP THE WHOLE TIME....

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ok, What cartridges are you using, Are the Canon cartridges?
What paper are you using, is it Canon paper?

If you are to both of these it could be wise ordering a printhead, but this is mostly caused in the uk by None Canon Paper.

Please let me know what you are using?

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Continue to run blank pages through the printer until no more ink is found on the paper, then attempt printing. If ink stains, streaks or smudges are still present, the printer may need service.

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do the cleaning cycle>go to printers and faxes right click on CX4800 go to printing preferences go to utility/maintainance and head cleaning do it 3 times

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