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Poor print quality in a one inch wide stretch down the paper.

I attempted the "head clean" via the control panel. But was unable to find the "cleaning part" under the advanced tab or management tab as referenced in the posting from May 2008. My machine is a SCX 4521F. Please advise.

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How do I clean head nozzle?


Using the printer control panel
1 Load plain Letter-size paper.
2 From the printer control panel, press , and then press .
3 Press the arrow buttons until Clean Cartridges appears, and then press .
A page prints, forcing ink through the print cartridge nozzles to clean them.
4 Print the document again to verify that the print quality has improved.

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Everything is setup properly and the printer actually attempts to print, but nothing is showing on the paper---the ink carts are full, but I have not used printer in a year


It could be that the nozzles on your cartridges have clogged due to long period of non-usage. Try to follow the steps below to clean the print cartridge nozzles:
Using the computer:
  1. Load plain paper. For help, see Loading paper.
  2. Open the Lexmark Solution Center. On your computer, click Start menu > Programs / All Programs > Lexmark 4300 Series > select Lexmark Solution Center.
  3. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
  4. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
  5. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.

Using the control panel:
  1. Load plain paper.
  2. Press Menu. The menu appears.
  3. Press the down arrow button until you highlight Clean Cartridge. Press Select.
  4. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
  5. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.

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Does fault cartridges cause double images when printing using laserjet P3005 Printer?


Hi,
Try pull-out first the toner cartridge and then shake it, in 5 to 10 second. then insert again and test print. if same problem? clean the exterior using soft and clean cloth to wide dust, paper stain off of the device.this built up cause print quality problems, such as toner cartridge. power on your printer,
1. Press menu
2. Press down(in the laserjet unit) to highlight configuration device, and then press check (select).
3. Press down to highlight Print Quality, and then press check (select).
4. Press down to highlight Create cleaning page , and then press (select).
5. Remove all paper from try1.
6. Remove the cleaning page and load it face-down in tray1.
7. At the device control panel, press down to highlight Process cleaning page, and then press check (select).

Hope can help you,
Regards

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When instaling new ink carchage it won't print clearly. Is there any printing Mantainace software that can downloaded.


Clean the printhead
If your printed output is streaked or has any incorrect or missing colors, the printhead
might need to be cleaned.
This process uses ink to attempt to unclog and clean the nozzles in the printhead.
This might take a few minutes and will use one or more sheets of paper.
To clean the printhead from the control panel
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the main input tray.
2. Press Setup.
3. Press the down arrow button to highlight Tools, and then press OK.
4. Press the down arrow button to highlight Clean Printhead, and then press OK.
The product cleans the printhead.
5. Press any button to return to the Tools menu.
To clean the printhead from the Printer Toolbox
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the main input tray.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
Work with ink cartridges 1513. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click
Printer Services.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
4. Click the Device Services tab.
5. Click Clean Printhead.
6. Follow the prompts until you are satisfied with the quality of the output, and then click
Done.
There are two stages of cleaning. Each stage lasts about two minutes, uses one sheet
of paper, and uses an increasing amount of ink. After each stage, review the quality
of the printed page. You should only initiate the next phase of cleaning if the print
quality is poor.
If print quality still seems poor after you complete both stages of cleaning, try aligning
the printer. If print quality problems persist after cleaning and aligning, contact HP
support.
To clean the printhead from the embedded Web server
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the main input tray.
2. Click the Device Settings tab, click Device Services in the left pane, select Clean
Printheads from the drop-down list in the Print Quality section, and then click Run
Diagnostic

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My brother MFC 665CW printer shows a 4F error and unable to clean. How do I get to the head to clean it?


Do the following to clean the print head:


1. Press INK key on the control panel.


2. Press the DOWN arrow key until CLEANING appears on the LCD.


3. Press OK.


4. Press the DOWN arrow key to select BLACK, COLOR or ALL depending on what you want to clean.


5. Press OK.


The machine will clean the print head. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back to Ready automatically. If you are experiencing a print quality issue, we recommend you repeat the print head cleaning for each color showing an issue at least five (4) times.


If you are experiencing a print quality issue and want to see if the cleanings are improving the print quality, print a Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS) after the first cleaning and then print another PQCS after repeating the print head cleaning steps at least three (3) more times (4 total cleanings). You can then compare the two Print Quality Check Sheets.


Do the following to print a Print Quality Check Sheet:


1. Press INK key on the control panel. TEST PRINT will appear on the LCD.


2. Press OK. PRINT QUALITY will appear on the LCD.


3. Press OK.


4. Press COLOR START.


NOTE: The machine will generate the Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS). On the PQCS each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of 96 individual blocks. The colors should appear (from left to right): Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta. Cyan is the light blue color and Magenta is the pinkish color.

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My prints are coming out dull


Try doing these steps:-

Check that the type of paper you are using in your printer matches ('Media Type') the setting in the printer software 'Main Menu' or 'Print' dialog box.


You may need to clean the print head nozzles. These can be cleaned by employing the 'Head Cleaning' utility from within the printer software interface you get when you want to print or by going via the 'Control Panel' (found via 'My Computer') and selecting the printers section. After the cleaning operations are carried out by the printer, a check pattern will be printed to show that the ink cartridge nozzles are clean. If there are still poor quality areas, repeat the operation.


You've not chosen the color option in your printer software interface. This has happened to many times. By default, my printer software had black selected for all printing.

Feb 16, 2011 | Minolta Magicolor 3300 Color Printer

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The printer is not printing all letters clearly. I want to clean the printing heads to see if this will help.


To clean the print head from the control panel
1.
Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Touch Setup on the display.
3. Touch Tools.
4. Touch Clean Print Head.
The HP Photosmart cleans the print head and prints a page that you can recycle or
discard.

To clean the print head from the HP Photosmart Software
1.
Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click
Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and then click
Service this device.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
3. Click the Device Services tab.
4. Click Clean the Print Head.
5. Follow the prompts until you are satisfied with the quality of the output, and then click
Done.
If print quality still seems poor after you clean the print head, try aligning the printer.
If print quality problems persist after cleaning and aligning, contact HP support.

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Poor printing quality


Dear friend,

Just few tipe.

1. Try to use glossy photo quality paper for photo print out. which is look good and not so expence of ink.
2 Use good quality glossy type normal paper for text print out. that can not **** much ink from the cartriges.
3. try to cover your printer always.
4. clean the head via tst print oftenly.

Thnks & waiting for your feedback.

Jan 30, 2010 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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Streaks on copy


Try these steps first:

1. Check ink level.


2. Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) or cassette.

  2. Press the <Feed Switch> button to select the appropriate paper source.

  3. Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.

  4. Press <OK>.
    The machine prints a nozzle check pattern.

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  5. Confirm the pattern is not broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed.



3. Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed Nozzle Check Pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
  1. Press the <Menu> button on the printers operation panel repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears in the LCD.

  2. Press the left [<] or right [>] arrow buttons to select the cleaning setting you want. Select [HEAD CLEANING] or [HEAD REFRESHING] for deep print head cleaning.

    Note: [HEAD REFRESHING] uses more ink than [HEAD CLEANING], so perform [HEAD REFRESHING] only when necessary.

  3. Press the <OK> button.

  4. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and perform at least two Head Refreshings if the pattern is not correct.


You can also try using a higher quality print settings as follows:

Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows) The Quality setting controls how finely ink droplets are placed on the printed page. Depending on the type of paper being used a higher Print Quality setting does not always insure a better print. Print speed will decrease as the Print Quality setting is increased. Follow the instructions below to change the print quality settings in the Canon printer driver for the Windows operating system through a printing application.
  1. Click 'Properties' in the Print dialog box.

    Note: Depending on the Application software, 'Properties' may be displayed as 'Preferences'.

  2. Set the desired print quality in the 'Print Quality' section.

  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
To set more detailed print quality settings, follow this procedure:
  1. Select 'Custom' and click 'Set'.

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  2. In the Set Print Quality dialog drag the slide bar from 'Fast' to 'Fine' to select the print quality.

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    Note: There are five options in 'Quality'. However, selectable options are limited depending on the media type.

  3. Select 'Auto', 'Dither', or 'Diffusion' from the 'Halftoning' section.


If the above steps do not solve your problem, it may be a time to purchase a new printhead.



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Changed both cartriges and still poor quality prints


In general, after years of use, gunk accumulates in the holder where the ink cartridges rests when not in use. Then this gunk attaches to the print head clogging it. This causes streaks across the paper and poor print quality.
Also, print heads wear out after time. Cartridges should only be refilled a few times before being replaced with new.
First. Use alcohol, and try to clean out the holder where the cartridge rests when not in use. It may be a little hard to get to. Use Q-Tips, paper towels, cotton balls, whatever works for you.
Second. Clean the print heads themselves. Using a paper towel, wet with alcohol, wipe he print heads on the cartridges gently. Also gently clean the contacts and allow them to dry.
Third. As a last resort, only if the first two suggestions don't help. Hold the print heads under hot running water for 30 seconds, then blot on a paper towel to day. Try to keep the contacts as dry as possible, if they do get wet (and they probably will), allow them to dry before re installing the cartridge.
Lastly, try new (not re-manufactured or refilled) cartridges.

Nov 14, 2008 | HP Printers & Copiers

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