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Only printing top lefthand quarter of the image on screen

This only relates to printing from the internet and not items on my PC

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Try switching the computer and printer off, then detach all the leads between computer and printer. Plug the leads back in very carefully and firmly. Also check that your internet connection (ethernet) leads are firmly seated in the back of the PC, and your router. Then switch back on. Any improvement? Does replacing the leads help?

I had a very similar problem on my 5550 model (it wouldn't print from internet) - and found this solution by accident. Perhaps it will help you. If not, hope someone else can help.

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2. In Internet Explorer go to 'Tools', 'Internet Options', go to 'Advanced' tab then go scroll down to 'Printing' and make sure box is checked for 'Print Background Color and images'.
3. If still not working, advise, you may need to take your ink out and use a syringe and mineral spirits to clean the heads of your printer (lots of times these get clogged).
4. All else fails, you can set your printer back to default settings, can find out how to do that over the internet.
One of these will fix your problem.

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NOTE: Overwrites can also be performed on a per-job basis, immediately after each job has been processed, using Immediate Image Overwrite. See the Related Items below for additional information.
CAUTION: The machine should not be in Diagnostics mode when the overwrite is started. (The Touch Screen indicates a status of "Diagnostics Mode". This mode is used by Customer Service Representatives when servicing the machine.)

Do not power off the machine while an overwrite is in progress.

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  5. Select the [Standard / Full Overwrite] button to switch between the two options, and select the required option.
  6. Select [Overwrite Now].
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If the printer's firmware version is currently at 05.08.00, replace the Print Cartridge. See the Related Items below.
elem_1_spacer.gif Related Items:> Go ToMicrosoft Windows OS Firmware Update Version 05.08.00
> Go ToApple Macintosh OS Firmware Update Version 05.08.00
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