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Printing is out of alignment after "deep cleaning".

I was getting blobs & smears of black ink on my pages, so I finally opened the machine up and followed the "Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Machine" instructions (after following the "Cleaning The Bottom Plate" instructions, which didn't help). I used Q-Tips & alcohol (it had BIG build-ups of gooey ink at both ends of the track on which the ink cartridges ride). I was careful to turn off the power, and also NOT to touch the transparent film, the film cable, the ink absorber sponge, or any metal parts as far as I could tell. But I'm afraid I must have touched something I wasn't supposed to, because although I've tried the Printer Software's "Print Head Alignment" function several times, it has't helped; my pages look terrible -- lines are "double-vision" in some places, and simply "jumped" to the right a half-space in other places. HELP!! (Thanks)

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  • Schmell Nov 01, 2007

    WOW! Best $9.95 I've spent in a long time -- I just ran an alcohol-dampened Q-tip along the film as you suggested, and BINGO -- all FIXED!(And no, I haven't filled my own cartridges -- I have no idea why ink leaked all over the place!)




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Try using the Q-tip and alcohol on the print head (transparent film). Did you refill the cartridge yourself because overfilling will cause ink everywhere. If there is too much ink for the Q-tip, try a kleenex with alcohol. In order to test prints, the excessive ink must be dealt with.

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