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Mx860 prints too light

I just replaced all of the ink cartridges with generic. Did it before and was fine. Now it prints very faded. I've cleaned, deep cleaned, aligned and printed test pages to no avail.

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Replace your ink cartridges again. Seem like the print heads are busted already. Try returning the cartridges to the seller or ask to have them replaced.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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SOURCE: Magenta printing as yellow

Well, first off, are the alignment, and nozzle check sheets looking good? If not, then work on that. If so, then we have a problem. Try creating a test sheet in Word. Make red, yellow blue & black text and see if anything else prints wrong. Get back to me!

Posted on Jun 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Unclear Printing

Your print head is most probably blocked.
First try and run the cleaning program a few more times, it make penetrate deep enough to get through.
If that doesn't work you can either replace the print head or try and clean it.

To clean it you could soak it in a mixture of window cleaner and water (filtered best), but don't let the electronics get wet by this and try to avoid wetting the rubber seals where the ink tanks go get wet by this too, it should only soak the very bottom part of the head.
Let it dry off and wipe any residue with a soft cloth especially on the bottom where the print heads actually are. You may need to soak it a few times to get all the gunk out.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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SOURCE: smeared lines

Okay, this was the problem I posted a few days ago. It's fixed now, so in case you have the same problem with smearing, here's what the help desk from Canon suggested: Open the cover and remove the ink cartridges. There is a gray lever in front of the cartridges. Lift this lever and the printhead can be easily removed.
Our printhead had a buildup of black ink on the surface. I carefully removed this with rubbing alcohol. I let the printhead dry and replaced everything. No more smearing. Imagine a help-desk that actually helped!

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: #5 black ink cartridge skips through the middle occasionally

Replacing the print head
The print head may need replacing if, after all print head and ink tank troubleshooting has been performed:

  • The nozzle test appears broken or to have horizontal white streaks.
  • One or more of the colors is missing from the Nozzle Test.
  • The colors are incorrect on the Nozzle Test.
  • A print head error is indicated on the unit.
  • The printer powers off when the print head is installed.
I hope it helps!!!

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon iP90 only prints blank pages

Did you try to wipe the cartridge.Maybe there's a clogs. inside.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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