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Printer is only printing on the right side of the photo paper

Hi, my CP-220 photo printer is only printing on the right side of the photo paper. I have checked and double checked all the settings and everything seems fine. I have installed the last version of the drivers but the same thing continues to happen. Thanx in advance. Bye, Jorge

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    printer prints on right side only.

  • galatron Dec 02, 2007

    I have two printers, a cp-220 and a cp-330, both show this problem during a major photo gig, WTF? why did this happen? both printers are transported in an extremely padded and secure case, and the printed fine a couple of days ago, I tried new print cartridges, this is really disenchanting.

  • daron73m Dec 21, 2007

    Yeah I am having same dam issue. Thought it was the old cartrige and just wastdd 30 bucks on new ones and still only prints half the page...Im done with canon products. Hardly have used this thing and have kept it stored in its box when not in use!!

  • dooter Mar 20, 2008

    I also have a Cannon cp-220 printer that has recently started only printing on the right side of the sheet. Has anyone had any providence with Cannon replacing the bad part?

  • nhns May 07, 2008

    Add another printer to the list with this problem...

  • jamonkko Jul 08, 2008

    I had exactly the same problem. The solution that is presented below (drop some glue) should help.
    I used non-liquid super glue and that didn't work. The plastic part still gave away when printing. Tip: don't attach the cover when you test printing after doing the fix with the glue, you will see if the plastic part doesn't hold and cracks apart. At least that happened to me. Now I will let the second glue layer to dry for one day before testing it again, I hope it holds then.

  • yodaseablue Aug 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with my CP-330. Can you explain exactly where I am supposed to put the super glue? Is it along the crack in the white part which wraps around the rod, or is it where the metal end touches the white "tab" part below? (The white part pivots around the rod, so that the tab moves up and down as it prints (or rather, as it doesn't print...))

  • jamonkko Sep 27, 2008

    Yodaseablue: the aim is to seal the white cracked plastic part tightly shut with the glue. So apply the glue and then press and hold it tightly shut. Also allow enough time for the glue to get attached. I waited 24 hours.
    If the white plastic part is fixed like that then the mechanism works.
    I didn't have very accurate tools so when I applied the glue it also leaked between the axis and plastic part, not just in the crack, but it didn't seem to cause any problems.


  • carmo5 Jan 10, 2009

    my printer Epson Stylus dx 8400 only prints on theleft side of paper

  • Ian59 Mar 15, 2009

    Our CP-220 only printed on half of paper. I followed the copper wire idea (no glue) and the printer works well. Thanks all for your help, I will now return the new HP photo printer to the shop for a refund.

  • kenza959 Mar 25, 2009

    Hi! I have the same problem. CP-330 has used maybe 4 cartridges, was stored in the original box for 4 months and the white plastic cracked. I will try to glue it now. Is there a way to buy that piece of plastic as a spare part? Thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Wow! This site was great! I too had the cracked plastic lever and used super glue to fix it. But now I can't remember how the left gear lever was orintated with the gear wheel. I have manually rotated the wheel so that the printer head is in the up position. So do I just leave the lever sitting obver the gear wheel or do I need to push it down so that it somehow connects the the wheel before I put it all back together? Thank you in advance.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    was working great... then one day went to use it and it only prints one side of image - checked ink cartridge/ paper/ cleaned... no luck!

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    Peter Wong Dec 16, 2013

    galatron Thanks for the great solution. I used a soldering iron and melted the plastice together. And so far it works. ...what a crppy part they put in

  • KaSiris Xavier
    KaSiris Xavier Jul 31, 2014

    galatron thanks ... i used dental floss and glue, here's a video

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Thanks galatron, you were right.
Here's a picture of the broken part (the white plastic part on the right).

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  • mardon35 Oct 04, 2010

    My CP 200, after many years of excellent service, also started printing only on the top half of each print, with the bottom half fading to nothing. Thanks to the photo here I knew what to look for (which was a split in the plastic part on the left side of the shaft). Following this and the other related suggestions such as Solution 1, a drop of Krazy glue solved the problem. I held the split area together with needle-nose pliers for a few minutes while the glue set. So far, so good!

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    KaSiris Xavier Jul 31, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc0OrEiN...

  • KaSiris Xavier
    KaSiris Xavier Jul 31, 2014

    Here's a video on what i did.

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I know the answer to the problem, it's not with the print head, rather it's with the crappy components that canon used.
on all three of my cp printers, there is a small plastic part that is used to press the head agains the paper. the plastic part at the end (right side facing the printer as the usb is on the left side) this plastic part fails along the axis of the rod, giving way to the stress of the print head, this causes the printer to only put the ink down on half the page.
Canon should repair this. I will aggressivly pursue the part from canon.
Harlan Stanley
Austin Texas

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The super glue fix was great, but I needed to reinforce the white plastic hub. A small tie wrap wouldn't fit, so I used a fine piece of copper wire, about 3 wraps did it. I used 1 strand of a 19-strand #10 THHN electrical wire. Something else may work, but keep it thin.

Another trick is to use baking soda with super glue to accelerate the cure and form a concrete like filler. Make sure the flat on the shaft lines up with the flat spot inside the white plastic hub.

Hope this helps.

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This is a heater breakdown These may help http://www.fixya.com/support/p360580-canon_cp_220_thermal_photo_printer/solutions or go to Canon Tech Help -repair or replacement may be possible.

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I fixed it and made a video which can be seen here on
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I used super glue, but I carefully spread the crack slightly to try and work the glue between the shaft and the plastic part. Has not hardened yet, will keep you posted. George

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You can "compensate" to some extent for the broken white plastic part by removing the printer cover by removing the four small screws at the four corners on the bottom of the printer and manually applying pressure in the region of the broken plastic part during the four printing passes of the paper through the printer. This obviously does not fix the broken part, but it allows making complete prints even though the part is broken.

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Just a bit of clarification. The photo of the white part is great but you may have to look very closely at the part. Mine was split underneath so it was hard to see what had happened. The whole part is there but it splits lengthwise and thus won't push the printing mechanism down tight.

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Galatron and odo, you totally nailed it. I have exactly the same problem and for the same reason. I can't believe canon use these useless plastic components. They **** and I won't be buying a cannon product again. Makes me so angry!

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Had this same problem with my CP-200. This site was a great resource to finding the source of the problem and fixing it.

I called Canon after reading the first few posts. Don't waste the 40 minutes of your life... they will tell you to ship it in to Elk Grove Village for an evaluation (at your expense.) It will likely cost $89 plus taxes for them to replace this little part (probably with one that will eventually break again.)

I chose the DIY solution... A little super glue and a very thin wire. One loop around the plastic part that has the D shape. This single loop of copper wire was twisted tightly to place constant compression on the plastic around the shaft. Use very thin wire (like power tool windings) and keep it as close to the arm portion of the plastic piece (towards the edge of the machine) as possible. Once I was assured that the wire would not interfere with the rotation of the shaft or surrounding mechanism, I put a few drops of the super glue on the crack. Some flowed into the small remaining crack (capillary action) and some remained on the outside of the plastic to ensure the loop of wire would not move out of place.

Thanks again for saving me some serious dough. Now the printer works like it did before! With a little patience, a good set of precision screwdrivers, and a small needle-nose pliers I was able to turn a small piece of wire and some super-glue into an $89 solution. Good luck!

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Confirmed that a drop of cyanoacrylate glue (superglue, loctite or whatever) is sufficient to secure the broken cam in place.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

Just drip a little liquid crazyglue between the shaft and the plastic arm. That's what fixed mine.

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