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Printing intermediately Hello I have a Canon PIXMA iP1600. the printer has been working great but i recently moved into a new apartment and now the printer seems to be printing intermediately. by that i mean that it will print approx. 1 inch of text, then go blank for an inch, then print for an inch, then go blank for an inch, etc. from reading other posts im suspecting a bad print head (the printer is about a year old). anyone care to confirm? thank you, steven

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Re: Printing intermediately

When you say print an inch then blank an inch. Does the paper move and the head work and imply leaves blank paper? Or do mean the printer stops a while then picks up from where it left off. Is this a bubble jet?- That is does the cartridge come with the heads built in and a contact strip on the side - Or is it the other sort where the cartridge is an ink tank and the head stays in the machine, but are removable? If you get a completed document but with blanks this is a head problem. If you get a complete full document but the takes breaks this is a computer spooler problem A head problem Take the cartridge and/or head out of machine and stand in a saucers with a tissue damped in a water /alcohol mix -Windex, or car screen wash, even Jack Danials or your favorite spirit. When the tissue is thoroughly discoloured[leave overnight]- replace and give the machine ar un and come back. If it is taking breaks but eventually giving a complete document then check out drivers/Scratch disk and software on the computer.

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