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Prints a page and random lines have a line running across

... the middle where no ink appears to be coming out - making that line unreadable.

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I had a problem similar to this where it would print 7/16" horizontal band blank and then a 7/16" horizontal band correctly. This problem occured systematically when printing text.
Called Canon support after a great deal of searching around on the web and they shipped me a new printhead. Problem solved.
If your printer is anywhere near a year or less old call them up and explain the problem. They were very helpful.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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