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Printing Problems My Compaq Ij300 is printing the same sentence 3 times on top of each other. And when trying to read the document it appears to be blurred because of the font being on top of one another. The ink is very dark which leads me to beleive is has plenty of ink. To try and resolve the problem.... I took the cartridge out and shook it. I blew out the printer with an air blower ridding it of dust. I restarted the computer and printed a test page. I unplugged the printer reinstalled the printing software and rebooted the computer. I checked all the font and profile settings. Nothing worked

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    yes I have the same problem. It is blurry and is now making a noise when printing

  • snazy_naz Feb 11, 2008

    I have the same problem of my printer printing tripple. I have cleaned my cartridge several times and it is still shiny. I havent had any problems with the print being blurred, just that it is printing the same thing 3 times about a mm apart.



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Changing the printer cartridge from color to black worked! Go to cartridge maint. and select a new cartridge to install. Pick the Black option and click Apply / Ok. That worked!!

Posted on May 12, 2008


If it is a black cartridge but printer was added indicating a color cartridge - believe it gives the 3 lines. Perform cartridge management and specify a black cartridge.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008


My compaq ij300 was doing the same thing. I removed the cartridge, took a kleenex and wiped the back of the cartridge until it was completely dry and shiny looking...until no more ink would come off on the kleenex. Replaced the cartridge and aligned it using the printing software. I didn't use the test page, just typed a one-line document and hit Print. That took care of the problem.

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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