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Replaced black ink cartridge, but now it only prints a very faint line, cant make out what is printing


Sir/Madam

If your printed pages have a horizontal line in the text or graphics (as shown in the illustration below) or blank text, some of the nozzles may be clogged and need to be cleaned

Go to Section 2 for instructions on how to print the Alignment Check sheet and adjust the print alignment.

Section 1: Checking the print quality and cleaning the print head

  1. Print a Print Quality Check Sheet.

    1. Press Menu.
    2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink Management and press OK.
    3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
    4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Print Quality/Alignment and pressOK.
    5. Press Color (Colour) Start. The machine begins printing the Print Quality Check Sheet.
  2. Closely examine the Print Quality Check Sheet. Each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of individual blocks. The colors should appear in the following order from left to right: Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta.
  3. Compare the print quality of the Check Sheet you just printed with the three examples listed below:

    (A) One or more complete blocks of colors are missing:

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(B) Most of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

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(C)Some parts of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

  1. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for black. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to choose Nofor black with the problem.
  2. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for Color. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to chooseNo for color with the problem.
  3. The display will then show Start Cleaning? Yes No.
    Press the UP ARROW key or 1 to choose Yes and the machine will start cleaning the color ink cartridges.
  4. When the machine completes cleaning the print head, press Color (Colour) Start. Another Print Quality Check Sheet will print.
  5. Repeat the cleaning and the quality check process following the Step 4-7.
  6. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:
9. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you see some improvement on the second or third Check Sheet but it's not perfect, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times). If you do not see any further improvement after that, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (C) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times). If you still do not see any improvement, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

10. Press Stop/Exit.

Section 2: Checking the Print Alignment
  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink Management and press OK.
  3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
  4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Print Quality/Alignment and press OK.
  5. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The machine begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  6. By reviewing this Check Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.
  7. Examine the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi most closely matches the 0 sample, press the UP ARROW key or 1 to choose Yes.
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press the DOWN ARROW key to choose No. The display will then prompt you to choose the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 dpi and then 1200 dpi.
  8. Press Stop/Exit.
If the print quality continues to be poor, go to Section 1 to clean the print head.


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Everytime I start my printer I get a message to realign while there is NO problem with the alignment.


Hi,

The printer alignment has to be completed as below,

  1. After printer prints the alignment sheet.
  2. Place the printed sheet on the scanner bed and press "start scan" or "start color copy".
  3. Wait untill the printer Power light stops blinking.
  4. Now turn off the printer and turn back on.
  5. Printer will not print alignment sheet.
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May 29, 2011 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a xerox 242 with a printing problem which is down yo the Cyan only. there is a bad mark like a spot that is repeated 35mm the whole way up the sheet. I have tried changing the color drum and fuser...


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Jan 17, 2011 | Xerox DocuColor 240 All-In-One Laser...

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My router is displaying the following characters when...


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  • This is due to which IOS u have Uploaded got corrupted or Flash got Corrupted
  • If you are able to go to ROMMON Mode Please upload the IOS through XMODEM Otherwise
  • Please change the FLASH

Sep 25, 2010 | Cisco (1841) Router (cisco1841)

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Print head is not printing seems to be clogged from non-use. Have tried test printing through several new cartridges and still not working. Can the old - dryed ink be cleaned off of the print heads?


Hi, below is from the brother website for your model. Very common for the ink heads to become clogged /dry out. You probably have done this but here it is anyway. your print head is part of the machine, so it will need to be disassembled to clean it, That can be very difficult. Try the following anyway, it might help you. also, you could try using a Q-Tip wet with vinegar water to get under to the bottom of the print heads, if you can get the head to move off its dock and then unplug it when its moved over. anyway here is the Brother link info (without pictures-see the link above if you need the pictures)
  • Print a Print Quality Check Sheet.

    1. ress the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel of the machine.

    2. Press the up or down arrow key to choose Test Print and press OK.
    3. Press the up or down arrow key to choose Print Quality and press OK.
    4. Press Color (Colour) start. The machine begins printing the Print Quality Check Sheet.
  1. Closely examine the Print Quality Check Sheet. Each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of individual blocks. The colors should appear in the following order from left to right: Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta.
  2. Compare the print quality of the Check Sheet you just printed with the three examples listed below:

    (A) One or more complete blocks of colors are missing:
    (B) Most of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:
    (C)Some parts of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

  3. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for black. Press the down arrow key or 2 or "-" to chooseNo for black with the problem.
  4. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for Color. Press down the arrow key or 2 or "-" to chooseNo for color with the problem.
  5. The display will then show Start Cleaning? Yes No.
    Press the up arrow key or 1 or "+" to choose Yes and the machine will start cleaning the color ink cartridges.
  6. When the machine completes cleaning the print head, press Color(Colour) Start. Another Print Quality Check Sheet will print.

  7. Repeat the cleaning and the quality check process following the Step 4-7.

  8. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:


    • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet

    • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you see some improvement on the second or third Check Sheet but it's not perfect, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times).

    • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (C) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times).
    Press Stop/Exit.

Aug 29, 2010 | Brother MFC-5460CN InkJet Printer

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Xerox DocuColor 242 Fusor Error/ Paper Jam


Those coded normally are related to something not being seated properly in the paper transport in the fuser area.

Mar 02, 2010 | Xerox Office Equipment & Supplies

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My kodak easyshare5300 is printing black picture


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If your product is still within the warranty period from KOdak then you can call them up for some step by step troubleshooting to help you with your problem and as well they can replace the printer if defective.

Try this first

Calibrate your printer, then print a demo sheet.
  1. If paper is in the photo paper tray, remove it.
  2. Load photo paper into the photo tray.
    1. Fan the paper to keep the sheets from sticking together. IMPORTANT: Do not overload the photo tray.
    2. Load a maximum of 20 sheets into the photo tray, with the Kodak logo facing up.
    3. Engage the photo tray by pushing it in until it stops. p289_0006aa.jpg
  3. Calibrate your printer.
    1. Press Menu.
    2. Select Calibrate Printer, then press Start.
    3. Wait for your printer to print the calibration sheet.
    4. Place the calibration sheet face down on the scanner glass.
      • For the 5300 AiO printer, place the sheet on the front right corner of the scanner glass.
      • For the 5500 AiO printer, place the sheet on the left rear corner of the scanner glass.
    5. Press Start.
    6. Wait until "Calibration complete. Remove calibration page from scanner glass. Press OK to continue." appears on the LCD display.
    7. Remove the calibration sheet from the scanner glass, then press OK.
  4. Print a demo sheet.
    1. Disengage the photo tray by sliding it towards you until it stops. When the photo tray is disengaged, the main tray is active.
    2. Select Print Demo Page, then press Start.
    3. Wait for the demo sheet to print.

Then call them if issue Persist at these numbers:

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In Australia and New Zealand: 1800 793 895

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