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Noise and overlapping 'ghost image' on photos

After printing 22 pages of color photos on my Stylus C88 with no problem, the printer started making a rough noise while printing, like something needs to be oiled. The photos got an overlapping ghost image, about 1/4 inch out of alignment which I can't seem to fix. I've done the nozzle cleaning and realignment, but I can't figure this one out. Maybe the printer is just dying? Please help!

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It sounds like something causing the print head to **** e.g. lack of lubrication on the track, missing teeth form the drive belt etc. Use MS Word (or something) to draw a black, magenta, cyan and yellow square, then drag the four squares so they completely overlap. Then lift up the printer top cover and print it. Watch the print head and see if you can identify the cause of the misalignment. Let me know what happens, or if you don't quite understand what I'm asking, come back at me.

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Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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    Gerry Millward Feb 15, 2009

    **** = a word in English which is normal, but in American is clearly rude. I mean judder!

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