Question about Canon S520 InkJet Photo Printer
Smearing happened after a paper jam. I cleaned all the paper out, ran through cleaning cycles, cleaned around print head with q-tip and alcohol. still smearing
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
your fuser rollers are dirty and tracking the image
unplug the machine open the fuser area wait until they cool down
take fuser oil(silicone lubricant) and wipe the rollers
while you are at it remove the glass and clean the reverse side and clean the mirror and lens
take a q tip and ubbing alcohol and clean the charger wire
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
I don't own an MP470 myself so I'm going on what I know of other Canon Pixma models.
The area to the right of the printer is where the printhead parks when not in use and also has a series of cleaning tools which help **** waste ink through the printhead as well as do a sort of window cleaning wipe of the printhead too.
To get to this area:
- lift the printer lid as if you were changing cartridges
- wait for the printhead carriage to move to the center
- pull the power cable out of the printer.
This will allow you to move the printhead manually over to the left side and using a torch look into the right part of the printer.
If you look in this area for any build up of ink and carefully (and I do mean CAREFULLY!) dab any excess ink using material which won't leave any lint or fibres behind.
Cotton buds (used for cleaning ears) are useful for cleaning the "wiper" part if you can identify it.
Once you've done this plug the printer back in and try running a nozzle check and possibly a cleaning routine (not deep cleaning) to see if this corrected the issue.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: Black ink smears everything.
you may have to clean the print head. since the jam cause the smear, and there still have some ink left on the print head.
you wouldn't get aclean copy till all of the ink trace are gone.
Posted on May 20, 2009
Look where the heads park--there should be a sponge-like pad under the heads that wipes them clean. Remove the pad (wear rubber gloves--very messy) and either replace it or clean it in detergent and hot water. Squeeze out and let dry.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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