Question about Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Canon pixma mp780 - vertical line on printing

I have recently been getting a vertical line from the 3ebk cartridge only & only on printing (not a glass cleaning issue on fax/scan/copy). i have run numerous cleaning, head alignments & roller cleaning to no avail - any ideas???

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Suzie Wetkin Jul 27, 2007

    thanks but as i mentioned - it was not a glass cleaning issue - my thoughts are print head unfortunately.

    thanks anyway

  • Suzie Wetkin Aug 09, 2007

    thanks lilacgerry but no go, i only use genuine new cartridges (never refills) and lines occur 100% of times from 3eBK cartridge only regardless of how much ink is left. am comeing more to the conclusion that it is a printer printhead issue as the actual cartridge has been changed numerous times along with every clean possible to no improvement

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I already asked this and you responded but I lost response before I viewed it - sorry! Scanning is no longer available as on option on my Canon MX452. When I open up the printer on my PC, it says, "printing, copying, faxing" only - "scanning" is not offered.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Not sure if this will help but there is a small glass panel to the left of your flatbed scanner- this must be clean or else I get a black vertical line in my printing.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 390 Answers

There are a number of issues that cause vertical lines in printing. If you have cleaned all the glass panels and roller,the next primary cause is a blocked printhead but people have success cleaning and refilling cartidges as I do. How old is the cartridge, as they do eventually wear out due to the printhead points wearing out(hold the cartridge to the light and look on the printhead, do the points appear scratched or white dots? This indicates replacement. How much ink is left? When black ink is low but not low enough to show a message, sometimes vertical lines can appear. Try checking ink status, or try refilling ink if you know how. If this issue reoccurs with a new cartridge it more than likely could be the printers printhead and not the cartridge. Cartridges can become clogged if not printed with for a while. Try standing the cartridge on newspaper for a while. Blot it dry and retry it.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

  • Geraldine Watts Aug 10, 2007

    Very sorry for you. I know how frustrating printers can be. Did you say you have actually cleaned the printers printheads itself, down inside where the cartrige sits, or just the cartridge. If the machine is malfunctioning you usually get some sort of error message when you try and print. Do you get error messages. Have you tried uninstalling the whole printer and reinstalling with original drivers disk that came with it. Also I read that canon pixmas can develop issues when connected to high speed usb ports (2.0) have you got it connected to one of these or changed its connection recently. Spyware can effect drivers, do you think you may have gotten spyware. If so, run antispyware program and antivirus. Also th euninstall and reinstall of drivers may help.Sometimes a system restore can help too. Printer issues can be entwined in other pc related issues. Hope this helps. Lastly you may just be right and the printhead may need replacing.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon Pixma MP780


You get that message when the printhead goes bad. It's not the ink cartridges. You need a new printhead
# QY6-0049-000 around $60.00

Nov 18, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Main black print(BCI-3eBK)seems clogged and nozzle check shows only partial pattern. The cartridge seemed to be stuck to the print head. This happened before about two months ago. My technician cleaned it....


Sounds like you need a new printhead, and the only thing you need for cleaning is a damp cloth. All the Canon inks are water soluable. The printheads don't clean very well and don't last long if you do clean them.

Nov 16, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

3eBk will not print. Canon MP780


Replacing the printhead may work, but it could be a problem with the cleaning assembly. Take out the 3ebk and run a cleaning, if the ink goes away on the pad where the ink cart. goes, then clean assy. is OK, and you need a new printhead.

Jul 14, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Canon Pixma MP780


The printhead is plugged or burned out for the 3EBK. You need a new printhead, QY6-0049-000, around $40.00.

Jul 01, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Black ink 3eBk wont print


Ok what you need to do is make sure that the ink cartridge is properly inserted all the way. If it's not then you won't be able to print out black ink at all.

Jun 17, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Canon Pixma MP780...the 3eBK cartridge won't print.


I cleaned my print heads 7 times before it all cleared up. Another possibility is there may have been a piece of clear paper or sticker or something on the replacement cartridge - take the cartridge next to it out and compare the two to make sure they look the same.

Dec 02, 2017 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I can't print ordinary black text any more


In fact, I ran a couple more ordinary cleaning sequences with a new cartridge in place, and it prints normally now. The only anomaly is that the ink-level panel still shows the 3eBK as being half-full (which is the level it showed when I discarded the previous cartridge).

Dec 03, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

PIXMA MP780 printing trouble


If you haven't done so, I would try another new cartridge. It is entirely possible (and occurs frequently) that you got a bad cartridge. Assuming you removed the tape from the cartridge before putting it in, this is generally indicative of either a bad cartridge, bad print head, or that heads or ink tanks may need cleaning.

The Canon support page for this printer is at:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=10444

However, as Canon pages come up as generic pages (without the text I input for you), you will have to type in "missing black ink" (without quotes), to see the material they have posted in this regard. You will find instructions there in regard to how to clean the print heads, etc., if that is necessary. However, I would definitely try another cartridge first, especially if you haven't had that much use on the printer, such that you think these other measures may be necessary.

Please post back if you need further help, otherwise thanks for rating FixYa!

May 27, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Toner


when they say TONER , its refering to the INK CARTRIDGES , Color & black ,
CANON PIXMA MP780 & MP750 uses the same INK CARTRIDGES :
BCI-3eBK for BLACK & BC-31C for color

please rate this solution , hope this helps

May 01, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

MP780 vertical lines on photos


Hi. the problem is the print head, maybe is clogged or damage, try this remove the cartridges , and the print head and submerge the print head in hot water for 3 minutes, dry the print head and reinstall it, if problem persist replace the print head.
print head-ifjuqj1rgxjwdfgzcx5dhpki-5-0.jpg
TCT How to remove and clean Canon Printhead

May 02, 2017 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

1,347 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...