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Display indicates "head open" does this require a new print head?

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This is due to the microswitch on the left hand side. Either the small flag is not present or the head doesn't press correctly or the microswith is broken.
- change the microswith or strap the switch.

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How do i clear error c4154


Polygon Motor for the Black Print head LASER is bad, the motor is internal to the print head get a new print head for the black, requires tech to install, clear code bye open closing front door.

Oct 17, 2015 | Konica Minolta Minolta Bizhub C253 Copier

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The card have a faint line across after printed. I have cleaned the printer but no luck.


Usually a faint, light line running the full length of the card is indicative of either a need for cleaning, or a problem with the print-head itself. As you've already cleaned the print-head, we can rule that out.

We occasionally see the print-head get scratched, causing this issue. Or, there are occasional (but rare) issues with the electronic components of the print-head. There is not a fix for either, other than to replace the print-head.

Some clients will redesign their badge templates to ensure there is no printing required in the area where the print-head is failed or failing, allowing them to get by without replacement.

As the Pebble line was discontinued in 2012, and it carried only a 2-year warranty, it is unlikely your machine is covered, unless purchased new in April 2013 or later, AND that all required printer cleanings (every 1000 cards) have been done, per Evolis requirements.

Good luck!
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Mar 27, 2015 | Evolis Pebble Color Card Printer

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Dymo letra tag print is unreadable


Solution 1:
Replace the existing batteries with a new/fresh set of alkaline batteries. The print head requires a significant amount of battery power to ensure proper printing on the label. Light print on the label may be an indication that the batteries need to be replaced.

Solution 2:

Replace the existing tape cassette with a new tape cassette. Light printing may be an indication of bad label stock.

Solution 3:

Using the special brush supplied with your labelmaker (located on the inside cover of the cassette compartment) or a cotton swab with a soft solvent (e.g. rubbing alcohol), carefully clean the transporter roller and print head. Dust, dirt, or glue may accumulate on the rubber transport roller or print head inside the cassette compartment and adversely affect print quality.

May 17, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I turn on the Pixma mp130. Print head slams to the right side. Display says "CHECK INK TANK" and alarm light blinks. I open the lid. Print head remains on far right. I depress teh closed lid...


It sound like the indicator strip has moved or is damaged.
  1. turn the printer on,
  2. get the cartridges to the middle,
  3. pull the power out.
  4. remove the head from the track and move it manually to its correct position.
  5. Be careful not to damage the plastic indicator strip that runs behind the print head. this strip is used to reference the heads position in the printer.
I hope this Helps Regards GM

Apr 12, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

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Auto print head alignment wont work and I need to do a manual alignment. How do I do this for a MP970?


1. Make sure that the machine is turned on, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray or Cassette. 2. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then open the Output Tray Extension. (1) Put your finger in the center of the top of the Paper Output Tray and open it gently. (2) Open the Output Tray Extension. 3. Press the Paper Feed Switch to select the paper source where you have loaded paper. 4. Print the print head alignment pattern. (A) Press the HOME button. (B) Select Settings , then press the OK button. (C) Select Maintenance , then press the OK button. (D) Select Manual head align , then press the OK button. (E) Select Yes , then press the OK button. (F) When " Did the patterns print correctly? " is displayed, confirm that the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes , then press the OK button.The input screen for the head position adjustment values is displayed.
Note:If you select Head alignment print, the machine exits the process after printing the current head position adjustment values.
5. Look at the first printout, and then adjust the print head position. (A) Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable vertical streaks. (B) Repeat the same procedure until you finish i nputting the pattern number for columns B to F, then press the OK button. (C) Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.
Note: If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.
6. Look at the second printout, and then adjust the print head position. (A) Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in column G that has the least noticeable vertical streaks. (B) Repeat the same procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for columns H to K, then press the OK button. For column K, the best pattern will be smooth and have no streaks in the border indicated by the arrow. (C) Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.
7. Look at the third printout, and then adjust the print head position. Check the printed patterns, and use the or button to input the number of the pattern in columns L and M that has the least noticeable horizontal streaks, then press the OK button.
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Mar 01, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Mystery Print Problem with Canon iPF8000


If it's within 12 months of purchase, Canon will replace free, although you may have to hound them a bit. This problem has occured twice (2 new heads) on our IPF8100 each time about 9 months in.

Mar 09, 2010 | Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8000 Printer

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5 orange flashes


Hi,
5 time orange flash indicate Cartridge Error or Print Head Error.
1) Reseat the Print Head
  • Confirm that the printer is powered on.
  • Open the paper output tray and top cover. Gently open the paper output tray while holding it.
  • After confirming that the print head holder has moved to the center, open the inner cover.
  • Remove all ink tanks.
  • Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.
  • Re-seat the print head into the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever until a click is heard.
  • Insert the appropriate ink tank into the slot at the right end and push down on the PUSH mark on top of the ink tank until a click is heard. Install the other ink tanks in the same manner.
  • Close the inner cover and top cover. Check that each ink tank is installed in the correct position.
2) Reseat the Printer
  • Turn the printer off with the Power button.
  • Disconnect the data cable from the printer
  • Unplug the printer's power cord for approx. 10 minutes, and then plug it back in.
  • Turn the printer back on.

Else either your device require service or print head may need to replace.
Good luck...don't forget to rate the solution

Feb 25, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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The colour is faint, a new catridge was installed


Hi there,
When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in the ink tanks, the print head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles.

Step 1 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If white stripes are noticeable
Step 2 : "Aligning the Print Head"
If print quality is poor
Step 2 : "Print Head Cleaning"
if the problem remains
Step 3 : Print Head Deep Cleaning"
if the problem still remains
Step 4 : Replacing Ink Tanks.

Note : * If the ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, contact the Customer Care Center.
* You will be alerted if low ink warning is enabled.
* When the Maintenace button on the operation panel is pressed, the maintenance mode is shown. Numbers and functions that can be selected on the maintenance mode as follows :
01 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
02 : Print Head Cleaning
03 : Print Head Deep Cleaning
04 : Aligning the Print Head
05 : Reset the ink counter.
06 : "Display" or "Not Display" remaining ink volume.
07 : Date and order setting.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern : Print the nozzle check patterb to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect,
1) With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter paper in the printer.
2) Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
a) Press the Maintenance button,
b) The Maintenance icon and 01 appear on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button. The nozzle check pattern is printed.
3) Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer.
a) Lines missing in this pattern indicate that the print head of black ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
b) White stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head of color ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
c) Uneven patterns indicate that the print head requires alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.
d) Noticeable white stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head require alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.

Print Head Cleaning : Clean the print head if you suspect that the nozles might be clogged. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so perform print head cleaning only when necessary.
1) Ensure that the printer is on.
2) Start print head cleaning.
a) Press Maintenance button.
b) Press right arrow once to display 02 on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button.
Important : Do not perform any other operations until the print head cleaning finishes. This takes about 50 seconds.
Note : After the print head cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the print head nozzles are clean.
If the problem persists, perform printhead deep cleaning.

Print Head Deep Cleaning : If print quality does not improve by standard print head cleaning, try print head deep cleaning, which is more powerful process. Print head deep cleaning consumes ink, so perforn this procedure only when necessary.
1) Ensure that the printer is on.
2) Start Print Head Deep cleaning.
a) Press Maintenance button.
b) Press right arrow twice to display 03 on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button.
Important : This process takes one or two minutes to complete so simply wait until the Power lamp stops flashing.
Note : After printhead deep cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the printhead nozzles are clean.
If the printhead is still not clean after the second deep cleaning, replace the ink tank.
If ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, the print head may be worn out. Contact the Customer Care Center.

Hope this helps.
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Have a good day.

Dec 07, 2009 | Canon i475 InkJet Printer

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I JUST CHANGED THE TONER AND THE COPIES ARE PRINTING OUT WITH A HEAVY THICK LINE ON THE SIDES


Indication Cause and remedy Page
Drum replacement
required indicator
Steadily
lit
Replacement of drum cartridge will be needed
soon. Prepare a new cartridge. 70
Blinking Drum cartridge must be replaced. Replace it with
a new one. 58
TD cartridge
replacement
required indicator
Steadily
lit
Replacement of TD cartridge will be needed
soon. Prepare a new cartridge. 70
Blinking TD cartridge must be replaced. Replace it with a
new one. 57
Misfeed indicator Blinking
A misfeed has occurred. Remove the misfed
paper referring to the description of "MISFEED
REMOVAL".
63
SPF misfeed
indicator Blinking
An original misfeed has occurred in the SPF.
Remove the misfed originals referring to the
description of "D: Misfeed in the SPF".
67
Power save indicator is
steadily lit.
The unit is in the preheat mode. Press any key to
cancel the preheat mode. 54
The unit is in the auto power shut-off mode.
Press the start ( ) key to cancel the auto power
shut-off mode.
54
The paper tray indicator is
blinking.
The paper tray is not installed properly. Push the
tray into the unit securely. –
"CH" is blinking in the
display.
The TD cartridge is not installed. Check if the
cartridge is installed. 57
"CH" is steadily lit in the
display.
Side cover is open. Close the side cover
securely by pressing the round projections near
the side cover open button.

"P" is blinking in the display.
The paper tray or multi-bypass tray is empty.
Load paper. 15, 17
A misfeed has occurred in the paper tray or
multi-bypass tray. Remove the misfed paper. 63
A letter and a number appear
alternately.
The scan head locking switch is locked. Unlock
the scan head locking switch. 9
A letter and a number appear
alternately.
The unit will not function. Turn the power switch
off, remove the power cord from the outlet, and
contact our Technical Assistance Department at
1-(630)378-3590 in the USA or 905-568-7140 in
Canada.

May 13, 2009 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

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Put in cartridge error


Hi celcono,

Many times this happens because the Print Head needs reseated.

Here are the instructions from Canon on reseating the print head.

Reseat the Print head Reseating the print head is seldomly required to do.
  1. Make sure the machine is powered on.

  2. Lift the Scan Unit until it locks into place (1). The Print Head Holder moves to the center.

  3. Open the Paper Output Tray (2).

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  4. Open the Inner Cover (2). The print head holder (3) should be centered.

    mp130_noprinthead.gif

  5. Lift up the lock lever and take out the print head. The print head can be removed with the ink tanks installed.

    mp390_removeprinthed.gif

  6. Reinsert the print head back in position and press down the lock lever.

    mp390_replaceprinthead.gif

  7. Close the Inner Cover (1) and the Scan Unit (2).

    mp130_scanunitclosed.gif

    CAUTION: Press the center of the Inner Cover until the cover locks into place.

  8. After the Scan Unit is return to its original position, the LCD displays a message asking if you replaced an ink tank.

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  9. Press [+] and select [NO] to exit.
Regards,

-SHG

Dec 25, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

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