Question about Canon Ir-c5185i With Feed, Fax, Finisher, Bank - 664k Copies
I need to align teh colors so that it will print a picture. They are 1/4" off from each other
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Aligning Print Head Alignment
Try printing a diagnostic page without the PC, if it prints normal then the problem is on the PC, probably drivers or possibly the printer queue configuration. If it prints the same faded fashion then I would suspect defective or clogged inkjet nozzles. Warning, be very precise with the buttons you push, you are entering the printers diagnostic mode and you can cause problems if you push buttons out of sequence or if you push them too many times. - Start with the printer off. - Hold down the resume button and then hold down the power button - Release the resume button - Press the resume button twice, then release the power button. - Let green light blink while the printer enters the diagnostic mode. - When the printer is done press the function button once to enter the print diagnostic page mode, then the power button once to start the job. - When the page finishes press the power button once to exit the diagnostic mode. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate the posting.
Posted on Jan 15, 2007
I had the same problem. It is most likely that your print head nozzles are clogged. Your choices are to attempt to manually clean them, or order a new print head from Canon.
Attempt the manual cleaning at your own risk, this doesn't always work. When it does not work, it means your print head is damaged.
To maually clean the print head. Printer cover up (so you can get to the cartridges and print head). Turn the Printer Off. Remove all the cartridges (I put each cartridge in a separate zip lock bag). Then flip up the lever and remove the print head.
Now heat (don't boil) distilled water (Iused a good sized cook pan and a plastic measuring cup to pour the water). Find a container you can soak the print head in (I used a deep alluminum baking pan). Pour the hot (not boiling) distilled water over the print head molding where the cartridges seat down (hold the printhead over your diposable alluminum pan). Then dunk the molded print head part into the pan numerous times. When the water gets dark change it (be carefuill not to stain the sink). Then slowly pour the hot distilled over the print head (opposite side from where the cartidges seat in). Eventually no ink will be in the water. Set the print head on a dry paper towel, and let it dry for 24 hours or longer. Reinstall the print head, then the catridges. If it worked, your true colors will return. It make take up to 15-20 photos to get all the ink catridges flowing-be patient. You can also just wait 24 hours after re-installing the cartridges, and hopefully it will take less photos to see the correct color match.
Never keep printing when a cartridge is low or out.
Print a few prints every week. Not printing for weeks causes the printheead and the ink flow to clog!
Good luck. I just recovered my S820 and my i900D using the above cleaning method. Like everything else, your mileage may vary! It cost me $1.29 for distilled water and about an hours worth of time!
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Sounds like you need to re-align the print cartridge . The reason the text comes out ok is probably because it is only using the black cartridge for text. The color cartridge is the one that's out of alignment. You may have some sort of Cannon utility running in the task bar that will allow you to easily allign the print cartridges. If not, go to the main "Printers and Faxes" window, RIGHT-click on the printer and select "Properties". You should be able to find a button in the properties that's labeled something like re-align print cartridges. It will print out a series of test pages and ask you to select the set of lines that looks the straightest and type it in. It's a good idea to do this every time you replace a cartrige. Hope this helps, If I was able to FixYa, please remember to rate me. Thanks.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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