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Not printing printer functioning well and does not print on paper.i did 3 times head cleaning but no answer/

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Have you tried to replace the ink cartridge?
if ink cartridge is new yet it's not printing, try to print a test page by going to Start>Control Panel>Printers and Faxes, then right click on the printer icon with a check mark on it, select properties.. then click on "Print test page".. if it prints or loads a paper but it's blank, then it means the printer is working, it may have run out of ink..

If it doesn't print, or doesn't load a paper, most likely there's a problem with the software for the printer.. you may have to re-install the printer drivers..

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PRINTER COLOR PROBLEMS


o.k. I can give you a few tips that may be of assistance.

you need to run a printer alignment page like you do when you put in new cartridges.

unplug your printer plug it back in.
open door and take out print ink cartridges.
put them back in and then close the door.

It should now prompt you to do a test alignment page.

Also, Another thing to try is to hit file, top left of page, hit print, click properties. color tab.

make sure you are printing high quality on chose different color management options.

FINALLY TRY THIS:

When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect

When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in
the ink tanks, the print head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the
procedures below to maintain the print head.
Important Before maintaining the print head, check the following;
􀁺 Open the front cover and make sure that the ink tank
contains ink. If it is out of ink, replace it.
􀁺 Ensure that all the orange tape of the ink tank has been
peeled off.
􀁺 Press "PUSH" on the ink tank and ensure that the ink tank
is installed securely.
􀁺 Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver
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Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print
head nozzles, and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are
blurred or the color is incorrect.
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized paper in the printer.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(3) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK.
When the confirmation message is displayed after the nozzle check pattern has
been printed, click OK.
See "Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern" on page 52.
Note Nozzle check pattern printing can be executed also from the printer
itself. With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized paper in the
printer. Hold the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes
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Print Head Cleaning
Clean the print head if you suspect that the nozzles might be clogged. Cleaning the print
head consumes ink, so perform print head cleaning only when necessary.
The print head can be cleaned also from the printer itself. With the printer on, load a sheet
of Letter-sized paper in the printer. Hold the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp
flashes once.
1 Ensure that the printer is on.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Start Print Head Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Cleaning.
(3) Select the print head to be
cleaned.
(4) Click Execute.
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Print Head Deep Cleaning
If print quality does not improve by standard print head cleaning, try performing print head
deep cleaning, which is a more powerful process. Print head deep cleaning consumes ink,
so perform this procedure only when necessary.
1 Ensure that the printer is on.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the print head to be
deeply cleaned.
(4) Click Execute
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Aligning the Print Head
This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time. Aligning the
print head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration.
Print head alignment is performed either automatically or manually. This section deals with
automatic print head alignment only.
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized paper in the printer.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Print the pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.
(3) Check that paper is loaded in the
printer and click OK. If a message
warning you not to perform other
operations appears, click OK.
It takes about one minute to start
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this covers everything you should solve the problem with my advice.

please give me a good rating for my time and effort! Thank You


Mar 28, 2010 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

Tip

Diagnose Canon Pixma Light Blinking Errors


ORANGE LIGHT FLASHES

2 times - No paper (ASF) [1000]
* No paper in the cassette [1003]

3 times - Paper jam [1300]
* Paper jam in the rear guide [1303]
* Paper jam in the under guide [1304]
* Front door closed [1250]

4 times - No ink [1600]
* Ink tank not installed [1660]

5 times - The print head is not installed [1401]
* Print head temperature sensor [1403]
* Faulty EEPROM data of the print head [1405]

6 times - Inner cover open [1841]
* Inner cover open (while printing) [1846]
* Inner cover open (printing continuous) [1851]; (printing not continuous) [1856]

7 times - Multiple ink tanks of the same color installed [1681]
* Ink tank in wrong position [1680]

8 times - Warning: The waste ink absorber becomes almost full [1700]

9 times - The digital/video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing [2001]

10 times - Automatic duplex printing cannot be performed (paper size not supported) [1310]

11 times - Failed in automatic print head alignment [2500]

13 times - The remaining ink amount unknown [1683]

14 times - Ink tank not recognized [1684]

15 times - Ink tank not recognized [1410 to 1419]
* No Blinking Access cover open [1200]

16 times - Valve sensor [6C00]

ORANGE / GREEN FLASHES

2 times - Carriage [5100]
3 times - Line feed [6000]
4 times - Purge cam sensor [5C00]
5 times - ASF (cam) sensor [5700]
6 times - Internal temperature [5400]
7 times - Waste ink absorber full [5B00]
8 times - Print head temperature rise [5200]
9 times - EEPROM [6800]
11 times - Carriage lift mechanism [5110]
12 times - AP position [6A00]
13 times - Paper feed position [6B00]
14 times - Paper feed cam sensor [6B10]
15 times - USB Host VBUS overcurrent [9000]
17 times - Motor driver [6D00]
18 times - NIC Board [6550]
19 times - Ink tank position sensor [6502]
20 times - Other hardware [6500]
* Alt. Blinking ROM
* Light in Orange RAM

SERVICE MODE
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.

Service Mode Operations
1. With the printer powered off, hold down the Resume/Cancel button and press the Power button.
2. While holding down the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button and press the Resume/Cancel button twice in succession. Now release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
3. Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of times.

Count Indicator Functions
• 0 times Green Print head not installed, carriage returns and locks in home position
• 1 time Orange Service test print
• 2 times Green EEPROM information print
• 3 times Orange EEPROM initialization
• 4 times Green Waste ink counter setting
• 5 times Orange Destination setting
• 6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
• 7 times Orange LF correction
• 14 times Green Left margin correction

Execute the selected function (except for model setting) by pressing the Power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.

on Feb 10, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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What does ##343 mean?


##345 is jammed cartridge error. Reasons could include:

-Foreign material or dried ink in head cleaning unit (also known as "purge unit") , or waste ink pump jammed up. Make sure waste ink pump rotates freely, after cleaning. Clean the waste pump-hose too! Waste ink pump is located under head cleaning system.

Symptons are:

-Grinding noise (very loud)
-Flashes error code ##345

Short fix:
1.Take apart and wash the ink clogged mechanical parts. Use hot water.
2. Reset waste ink counter


Long fix:
The following operation takes several hours / days to complete.

-Take apart the whole printer, so there is only a metal frame left, with couple of paper-rollers, and motors, and the "Print-head cleaning" -system. Wash this cleaning-system.

-Mark all wires that look the same (especially white flat ones), take photographs when disassembling.

In detail, remove at least following items:
-Main Power lead!
-Casing (Use bright flashlight to see TWO front cover-screws under the dark plastic!)
-Scanner (BEWARE of fragile flat-wires)
-Main electronic controller board
-Metal plate, plastic cover, and some others.
-Plastic base plate
-All materials that might absorb water. (two sponges, and one rubber foam part)

The two sponges are between metal frame and base plate, they absorb excess ink. Wash these separately, and dry, or change for new. (I left the shorter one out, when assembling)

There is also one long rubber foam part that is near where paper comes out, (visible from outside the printer, when cover is opened).

To get rid of the excess ink: Wash dirty parts heavily for 10 to 15 minutes with hot water. When out-coming water is clear, then it is clean.

-Let it to dry for couple of days, but you can use your imagination - compressed air could help it dry faster.

-Assemble it back together


How to reset waste ink counter (you should clean the printer also):

*AF-Key = Additional Functions key = the black button with the star in a head above it.

1) Enter SERVICE MODE. (Press AF-Key, followed by "scan", "copy", "scan" -Keys)
2) Select TEST MODE (press right arrow button 13 times).
3) Hit -OK-
4) Select [8] PRINTER TEST
5) Hit -OK-
6) It'll now say "- 8-2 +" press the right arrow key once to get "- 8-3 +"
7) Hit -OK-
8) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
9) Hit -OK-
10) It should return to showing the "8: Printer Test - 8-3 +"
11) Press the [Stop/Reset]key - (black key with triangle and circle on it) - (returning to the state of 4), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.


Cleaning the print head:

At any time, DO NOT wipe the actual print head with your fingers. Use ONLY water.

-Remove print head assembly from printer.
-Remove ink tanks.
-Use running warm water, wash away the excess ink that is dried around the print head.
-Take one disposable mug, fill with hot water, drop the print head assembly in there, and let it soak for an hour, or so.
(-IF you have massaging shower head, with spray jet -function, use this to deep clean the actual print head.)
-Dry it up carefully, do not wipe actual print head, just tap gently with soft paper.
-Install ink tanks, install assembly to printer, let it settle for some time (5-30 minutes)
-Run Nozzle check, cleaning, print head alignment.


This should do the trick.

Answer extracted from service manual and Techimo.

Good Luck,

-LL

Feb 23, 2010 | Canon SmartBase MP360 All-In-One InkJet...

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After cleaning printer heads no ink is printed


If its an EPSON yes! There may be other brands that do it as well You needed to mention the brand and model which did not appear in the question

Aug 17, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Printer will not print ,paper comes out blank


Put new in cartridges in printer.
Page prints out blank.
Have cleaned the print heads 3 times.
Need help!

Nov 16, 2008 | Epson Stylus C66 Inkjet Printer

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Ink not dry and significant smudging


there r various modes in the printer in which u have to print .and that u have to select.as you said it is printing properly on ordinary paper.the printer is perfect.the photo paper have less soaking power that ordinary paper.as the photo paper can consume ink but not so quickly as ordinary paper.
u just change that printmode and then check out how it prints.
for example the modes r ----------best mode printing.
better mode printing.
fine mode printing
normal mode printing.
draft mode printing
economy mode printing.
now i f u print in best mode it will consume lots of ink but will take lots of time to print.
if u select normal mode it will consume less ink and print quickly.

u can change the settings in printer properties.
thanks

Nov 14, 2008 | Canon MP610 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Ckeck printer ##343


its a printer reset error press

*AF-Key = Additional Functions key = the black button with the star in a head above it.


1) Enter SERVICE MODE. (Press AF-Key, followed by "scan", "copy", "scan" -Keys)
2) Select TEST MODE (press right arrow button 13 times).
3) Hit -OK-
4) Select [8] PRINTER TEST
5) Hit -OK-
6) It'll now say "- 8-2 +" press the right arrow key once to get "- 8-3 +"
7) Hit -OK-
8) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
9) Hit -OK-
10) It should return to showing the "8: Printer Test - 8-3 +"
11) Press the [Stop/Reset]key - (black key with triangle and circle on it) - (returning to the state of 4), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.
Cleaning the print head:

At any time, DO NOT wipe the actual print head with your fingers. Use ONLY water.

-Remove print head assembly from printer.
-Remove ink tanks.
-Use running warm water, wash away the exess ink that is dried around the print head.
-Take one disposable mug, fill with hot water, drop the print head assembly in there, and let it soak for an hour, or so.
(-IF you have massaging shower head, with spray jet -function, use this to deep clean the actual print head.)
-Dry it up carefully, do not wipe actual print head, just tap gently with soft paper.
-Install ink tanks, install assembly to printer, let it settle for some time (5-30 minutes)
-Run Nozzle check, cleaning, print head alignment
hope this helps if you have further problem do let me know
pls appreciate by rating this solution

Aug 13, 2008 | Canon SmartBase MP360 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer heads cleaning


Your printer should have a self-clean function. Usually this occurs every time you put in a new cartridge. Read the manual. You usually have a feature that through the software provided you can request a manual cleaning.

Jun 27, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I960 canon printer


Lift lid ,let carriage stop in middle, un-plug the printer > Remove all ink tanks > Remove print head > Soak print head in > 3 parts very warm water an 1 part ammonia over night. Rinse under faucet with water directly over ink ports, shake out excess water,(if when you shake it out and if color still comes out repeat soaking for another hour or two and rinsing again ,HAD TO DO MINE TWICE) let air dry. (hair drier helps) Cured my problem for a while ,but if not used almost every day, this will happen again, I also use compatible ink tanks. Don'T believe the inks are as good as Canon Ink. But who the hell can afford them. So fill your owe with Canon ink from Canon. Still seems that the cyan always dries up first. Good luck Lestero1

Oct 18, 2007 | Cannon Canon i960 Photo Printer

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Canon BJC 4300 InkJet Printer


i assume the cleaning method that you perform is offline (taking the cartridge our and clean them). I suggest you clean the head during the printer on.. try to perform below steps per the manual Cleaning the printer Printing the test pages Cleaning the print head I assume you do not have the manual anymore (no DVD) i list down the step below Its a bit long manual I suggest you download them from the canon website.. if you still have problem I can send to you the BJC 4300 manual Cleanning printer Make sure the printer is turned off before cleaning it. It is a good idea to unplug the AC adapter also. Do not clean the exterior of the printer with volatile liquids such as thinners, benzine, or any spray-type or chemical cleaners; doing so will damage the surface of the printer. When cleaning the printer, avoid the area near the print head on the BJ cartridge. Do not touch the print head. Ink may leak out and cause stains. Clean the printer regularly to avoid printing problems. Remove any ink mist or paper debris from the interior of the printer using a soft cloth moistened with water. Clean especially well around the platen area. If the rollers become dirty, you can clean them using a small soft brush. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with water. Clean away smudges and dust. Do not use paper products (such as paper towels or tissues) to clean the inside of the printer. Printing the Test Pages You can print these test pages to check the operation of your printer and your print quality. Test A This test prints a repeating pattern of characters. Demonstration This test prints a sample page describing the printer's features. Printing the Test Page From Windows You use the Test option on the Control tab in your BJC-4300 Printer Driver for Windows to print a self test, demonstration page, or a nozzle test pattern. Before selecting a Test option, make sure paper is properly loaded in the sheet feeder (see Automatically Feeding Paper starting on page 3-7). Click on the Test option and then click on the Print button. Printing the Test Pages Using the Operators Panel To print a test page, make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded. Press and hold the POWER button until you hear the number of beeps that correspond to the test page you want to print. Test Page Number of Beeps Pages Printed Demonstration 1 Continuous Printing Status Information 2 1 Page Test A 3 Continuous Printing Nozzle Test 4 1 Page When you release the POWER button, the test page starts to print. *All self-test prints require Letter or A4 size paper. Using a smallersize paper for a self-test print will result in parts of the printoutbeing printed directly on the platen. All self-test prints are printed in accordance with the current printing settings (font, printing mode, etc.) *Red- Information for technician not included in the user manual Cleaning the Print Head Your printer is equipped with a print head cleaning function to ensure constant high quality printing. Cleaning the Print Head From Windows If you are using Windows, you can execute print head cleaning from the Control sheet in the printer driver. Simply click on Clean Ink Head. 4300 Chapter 4 Page 6 Cleaning the Print Head Using the Operators Panel If you want to clean the print head from the operator panel, follow these steps: 1 Make sure the printer is turned on. Make sure the green POWER light is on. 2 Press and hold the RESUME button for at least two seconds until the printer beeps twice. The POWER light will blink for several seconds while the print head is being cleaned. Perform the print head cleaning only when you encounter a print quality problem. Unnecessary and repetitious cleaning will waste ink. If you execute the print head cleaning while paper is manually loaded, the printer will eject the paper and then perform the cleaning. 4300 Chapter 4 Page 7

Aug 24, 2007 | Canon BJC 4300 InkJet Printer

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