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Printing is not continuous. Images and texts are broken and there appear unprinted areas (horizontal lines) resembling the "zebra" pattern

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The print nozzles (on the cartridge) need cleaning. Pop the cart. out and use a wet warm paper towel to wipe the bottom of the cartridge. Dry with some more towels, reinstall and run the "clean cartridge function". If that doesn't fix it you will have to replace cartridge.

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Error sc 329


This is for a Ricoh copier. You did not indicate machine.

SC 329: Laser Beam Pitch Adjustment Error
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The LD unit home position sensor does not detect an on condition while changing the LD unit position for correcting the LD position or changing the DPI.


Instructions from the Service Manual below...

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5.4.3 LASER BEAM PITCH ADJUSTMENT
There are two laser beam pitch adjustment procedures: one for 400 dpi, and one
for 600 dpi. These adjustments use the following SP modes.
· SP2-109-1: Laser Beam Pitch Adjustment - 400 dpi
· SP2-109-2: Laser Beam Pitch Adjustment - 600 dpi
· SP2-109-3: Laser Beam Pitch Initial Setting - 400 dpi
· SP2-109-4: Laser Beam Pitch Initial Setting - 600 dpi
· SP2-902-2, no.12: IPU Test Pattern - Cross Stitch - 400 dpi
· SP2-902-2, no.13: IPU Test Pattern - Cross Stitch - 600 dpi

1. Perform SP2-109-8 (Beam Pitch Data Reset).

2. Input the value for 400 dpi that is printed on the LD unit into SP2-109-1.
Use the value printed after "P" on the new LD unit as shown below.
NOTE: Do not use values printed after a "V".

(These value numbers are on a sticker inside the machine with a UPC code on it. The numbers are just under the UPC barcode. And example number looks like this: "15980300151P: 120, 172", so the example 400 dpi value here is "120".)

3. Press the "Enter" key.

4. Perform SP2-109-3.

5. Print the 400-dpi test pattern onto A3 (11"x17") paper using SP2-902-2 no.12
(cross stitch). (See Service Tables - Test Pattern Printing - Section 4.2.3, pasted below.)

6. Write the value of SP2-109-1 on the test pattern which was input at step 2.

7. Change the value of SP2-109-1 and print another test pattern, repeating steps
2 to 5. Print about 5 patterns with different values for SP2-109-1 (e.g. "48", "96",
"192", "240").

8. Check this test pattern. If the laser beam pitch is not correct, the image looks
like a black vertical stripe pattern.
NOTE: If the laser beam pitch is correct, the vertical stripe is not so noticeable.
If the value is not correct, the vertical stripe pattern is darker.

9. Adjust the laser beam pitch position until the thin lines are of uniform thickness
(no striping effect should appear on the printout), doing steps 2, 3, and 4. (In
step 2, input a value which is estimated to be correct, then do steps 3 and 4,
then if necessary go back to step 2 and try another value.)

10. After adjusting the laser beam pitch for 400 dpi, adjust the laser beam pitch for
600 dpi, using the same procedure as for 400 dpi (use the SP modes for 600
dpi).

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4.2.3 TEST PATTERN PRINTING (SP2-902)
NOTE: Do not operate the machine until the test pattern is printed out completely.
Otherwise, an SC may occur.

1. Access the SP mode which contains the test pattern you need.

2. Press exit, then touch the "Copy Mode" key on the operation panel to access
the copy mode display.

3. Select the paper size.

4. Press the "Start" key to print the test pattern.

5. After checking the test pattern, exit copy mode by touching the "SP Mode" key.
Reset the test pattern to 0.

6. Exit the SP mode.

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Test Pattern Table (SP2-902-2: Test Pattern Printing - IPU)
No. Test Pattern
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0 None
1 Grayscale 1
2 Grayscale 2
3 Grayscale 3
4 Grayscale 4
5 Grayscale 5
6 Vertical Lines (256-greyscale) 13 Cross Stitch (600 dpi)
7 Vertical Lines (1-dot)
8 Vertical Lines (2-dot)
9 Hatch Pattern
10 Cross Pattern
11 Slant Pattern
12 Cross Stitch (400 dpi)
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Test Pattern Table (SP2-902-3: Test Pattern Printing - Printing)
No. Test Pattern
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0 None
1 Vertical Line (1-dot)
2 Horizontal Line (1-dot)
3 Vertical Line (2 dot)
4 Horizontal Line (2-dot)
5 Grid Pattern (Single-dot)
6 Grid Pattern (Double-dot)
7 Alternating Dot Pattern
8 Full Dot Pattern
9 Black Band
10 Trimming Area
11 Argyle Pattern
12 16 Grayscales (Horizontal)
13 16 Grayscales (Vertical)
14 16 Grayscales (Vert./Hor.)
15 16 Grayscales (Vert./Hor Overlay)
16 Not used
17 Horizontal Line (1-dot)
18 Grid Pattern (Single-dot)
19 Grid Pattern (Double-dot)
20 Alternating Dot Pattern
21 Blank Page

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These adjusments listed in the manual require removal of a service panel and mechanical adjustment of the laser mounts, so it should be done by a qualified technician.

However, these test procedures can indicate whether or not this is the problem with your printer.

Sep 05, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My canon pixma 480 has thin horizontal lines. tried cleaning and deep cleaning where is the head alignment tool?


The instructions as copied from the Pixma 480 "onscreen manual." (Only the text -- not the images -- could be pasted into the solution. Hope you can follow the text.) Steve G.

Prepare 2 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

1. Make sure that the power is turned on, and load 2 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

2. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

3. Print the print head alignment pattern.
- Press the Menu button.
- Select Maintenance, and press the OK button.
- Select Print head alignment, and press the OK button.
Note: To print the current head position adjustment values, select Head alignment print in the Maintenance menu and press the OK button. See Selecting Menus on the Top Menu Screen.)
- Select Yes, and press the OK button to print alignment sheet.
- Check the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes and press OK button.
- Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.

The Print head alignment screen appears.

4. Adjust the print head position.
- Check the printed patterns, and use the (Left) or (Right) button to select the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks for column A.
Note: If it is difficult to select the best pattern, select the pattern that has the least noticeable white streaks.
(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) Noticeable vertical white streaks
(C) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(D) Noticeable horizontal white streaks
- Repeat the same procedure to input the pattern number for each column from B to L, then press the OK button.
- Select Yes to continue printing, and press the OK button.
- The second page of print head alignment sheet will be printed.
- Confirm the message for print head alignment, and press the OK button.
- Check the printed patterns and use the (Left) or (Right) button to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable horizontal streaks for column M.
- Repeat the same procedure to input the pattern number for each column from N to R, and press the OK button.

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Dark, horizontal lines after text and dark images.


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Zebra LP 2844 direct thermal printer is only printing half the width of the label. Label dimensions appear correct in prefrences.


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PRINTOUT IS LIKE A "ZEBRA" PATTERN


please download the latest drivers from:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=357&modelid=14991

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Hi, i am Lata and the problem i face is the screen appears dark with circular dots resembling stars in the sky on a dark night. Images cannot be viewed and when i click there appear some horizontal lines....


hi, i am del and the problem i face is the screen appears dark with circular dots resembling stars in the sky on a dark night. images cannot be viewed and when i click there appear some horizontal lines. what could be the problem? Can you help please? Rgds del

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