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My canon i860 is printing funny stripes on all colored docs

This just started happening recently. Any colored documents are printing out with 1/4" stripes that alternate light and dark where it is supposed to be printing solid colors.

I've run several deep cleaning commands and also cleaned the print heads manually.

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I am having the same problem. Does anyone know the solution to this one?

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yep, print head needs proper clean, here it is.
OK, Canon will hate me for posting this.

1. Remove ink cartridges
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3. go to sink or tub (stainless steel, not plastic type), pick up a roll of paper towel on the way.
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