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Spaces and gaps in black printing

Changed all 4 cartridges. Colour now ok. Black printing with gaps and misses some text.

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  • cilla13 Feb 23, 2009

    I have a canon mp520 and lately it has been printing everything (b&w and colour, documents, pics) with horizontal white line gaps every 1 and a half centimeters. I have tried all the different cleaning things and even tried physically cleaning it, and nothing has worked. So annoying!! Help!

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I cleaned the ink heads and it fixed the problem.

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