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Canon i850-alignment Hi I've been trying to re-align my printer and it keeps coming up with alot of lines instead of solid color so I'm not sure which to pick and go to the next step thanks

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  • Maureen Newcamp Jan 29, 2007

    thanks, I did try that and most came up really bad.
    but I pick the best and continued, then when the print out of the black line to see if they are straight were all the same distance off
    so I had no Idea which to pick.

  • Maureen Newcamp Jan 29, 2007

    I just put new ink in , I use my printer alot. it was printing fine, then just started printing all off set after a sheet did not get pulled all the way through

  • Vickster91 Feb 18, 2008

    I have the canon i850 and all of a sudden the print quality is bad. I have done a regular and deep cleaning, repeatedly, but to no avail. The problem comes in when I try to align it. The colors work fine, but the black - none of the choices are clear - they are ALL askew. Please help!



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Moski, When trying to align the printer you get a sheet of numbered lines. You want to choose the center most selection that your eyes see as straight lines. Whether they are horizontal or vertical it wants you to tell it which lines look the straightest. From there it will set itself up for proper printing. Tim

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    Timothy Higgins Jan 29, 2007

    Have you replaced the ink lately? The cartridge may be empty ot the head may be clogged. Try running the head cleaner then try to align again.


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    Timothy Higgins Jan 30, 2007

    Yep that'll do it!!! I don't know if you want to try this..but what if you fed the paper through the printer, stopped the printing, and pulled the paper out the opposite way you removed the paper the first time? Who knows? it may move the heads back from where they came.




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