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Lines across the tail end of small photos

When printing 4 x 6, about 1" from the end of the photo, the printer makes a scratchy noise and I get lines across the entire widthof the photo. Sometimes the page moves about too. This never happens (touch wood) when printing A4. I have tried putting paper i both locatios, no good.

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  • dowser Aug 12, 2007

    Thanks Lilac Gerry,
    I haven't got to cleaning it yet, though the printer is pretty much brand new (about 2 weeks old) and it still prints test opages perfectly. I'll give that a go.

    Becuase it is SO GOOD when printing A4 I think your main idea is the one to try first.




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Your printer sounds as if it has a hatred for one type of paper size!!! Seriously, it could be a positional blockage, ie debris in a place that allows large paper no worries, but as soon as it repositions itself to do 4x6 it catches a block. open unit if you can and thoroughly check for debris, ie papeer bits. Hope this helps. Also give your printer some tlc, clean heads, both manually with solution and cotton buds, and run print tests, clear print jobs memory, and try unconnecting and reconnecting cables, and powere supply.

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