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Canon Pixma iP90 - Jagged text and lines

My Canon iP90 started printing text & lines that are jagged. I've run "deep cleaning", "print head alignment", and "nozzle check" and the problem is still there. What should I do next? I've always been happy with the print quality before.

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The printer has a plastic band that runs from one side to the other. The print head has a sensor that passes over it each time it moves. The band is a little transparent and appears to have vertical lines in it. That needs to be cleaned. 

  1. Remove power from the printer, 
  2. Wipe it clean, 
  3. Move the head manually to other side to clean the other areas.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • sharon smith Aug 15, 2012

    where are these bands and how can you get to them to clean them

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I had the same problem. Probably occured as I didn't use the printer for a while and the ink inside dried up ro something. I just replaced the cartridge with a new one and worked fine.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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