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Blank printout My Canon MP730 printer produced blank printouts for both printing and copying. The machine worked fine before. I've replaced new ink tanks (black and colors) and also tried the maintenance functions to cleaning nozzle heads, but no success. The scanning funtion is OK. Please let me know what else can I do. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Blank printout - Canon SmartBase MP730 All-In-One InkJet Printer Printers & Copiers

Try replacing the print head

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