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Canon Lines in picture and colored word doc

Hi I have tried printing pictures but there seems to be horizontal lines in the pictures same thing goes for colored word documents or anything for that matter... What could be wrong ..

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Re: Canon Lines in picture and colored word doc

You should check whether the color ink is out or not. If so replace it with a new one. Otherwise just cleaning the print head will solve your problem. To clean the head Go to control panel > open printers and faxes > right click printer icon > Click properties > Find the option "Clean print head" or somthing sismilar. Use it and your problem could be solved. Note: Some printers have seperate software utilities to clean the print head.

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