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All the colors are not printing
Not being familiar with this particular model, I had a look at the users manual which can be downloaded in pdf (Acrobat Reader) format from the link below:
Here I found the instructions for cleaning the printhead using the control panel menus:-
DO NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause permanent damage and may void the print head's warranty.
a Press Ink.
b Press up or down to choose "Cleaning".
c Press up or down to choose "Black, Color" or "All".
The machine cleans the print head. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back to standby mode automatically.
This is done from the control panel but I also managed to find the Service Manual (not on the Brother site!) here
BROTHER MFC 845CW 665CW 660CN Service Manual free download schematics...
If you go towards the bottom of the page, there is a small link which says "Get download". Clicking on this downloads a pdf document to your browser which can then be saved to disk for future reference.
I found this manual interesting for its descriptions of the various operations.
Posted on Nov 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Print heads
I've had this problem on and off for quite a while now. I find the printhead problems are due to ink drying overnight and the printer cleaning mechanism failing to wipe it off (that doesn't work properly as the machine ages). An error comes up then that a printhead is 'bad'. I remove the printhead and clean it with a propriatory fluid (which is meths basically)and that cures the problem. However it is vital that after cleaning you wipe the printface and all the contacts dry, and I mean absolutely dry, with a tissue or similar. It must be totally dry or the error is reported again. I periodically give this treatment to all the printheads as the machine doesn't wipe them clean anymore like it did when new. Hope that is of some help.
Posted on Mar 30, 2007
SOURCE: Canon iP5000 not printing black
Here is the link to the user guide if you need it; http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=257&modelid=10439 If you have performed all the operations in there with no success, then the part of the printhead that is under the 6bk has some blockages. This is best cleaned by dripping some ink flush solution (use gin if you have none) into the print head from above (just at the point where the hole on the ink cartridge would sit. Very gently swab with a q-tip from below with more fluid. After a day or so with the fluid penetrating from the top, clean the bottom again, clean out any excess fluid you can from the top (don't get any q-tip fluff in there). Then run a clean/test again. Hopefully this can solve your problem after a few cleans, but blocked Canon printheads are not always unblockable. You can purchase the complete replacement printhead, although I wasn't able to find a price - this link for service; http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ServiceLocatorAct&fcategoryid=184&modelid=10439 Hope this helps :)
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
SOURCE: not printing
The option to clean the printhead is on the Kodak AiO Home Center, when you open it you need to click on the Question Mark (?) and then, under General Links, click on "Maintenance", then a new window pops up and you will see the option to clean the printhead.
Although, most likely it still won't work, so I recomend you to call Kodak AiO Printer support at 1-800-421-6699 to have your printhead replaced.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Do the following to
clean the print head:
INK key on the control panel.
the DOWN arrow key until CLEANING appears on the LCD.
the DOWN arrow key to select BLACK, COLOR or ALL depending on what you
want to clean.
The machine will
clean the print head. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back
to Ready automatically. If you are experiencing a print quality issue, we
recommend you repeat the print head cleaning for each color showing an issue
at least five (4) times.
If you are
experiencing a print quality issue and want to see if the cleanings are
improving the print quality, print a Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS) after the
first cleaning and then print another PQCS after repeating the print head
cleaning steps at least three (3) more times (4 total cleanings).
You can then compare the two Print Quality Check Sheets.
Do the following to
print a Print Quality Check Sheet:
Press INK key on the control panel.
TEST PRINT will appear on the LCD.
Press OK. PRINT QUALITY will appear on
Press COLOR START.
machine will generate the Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS). On the PQCS each of
the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of 96
individual blocks. The colors should appear (from left to right): Black -
Yellow - Cyan - Magenta. Cyan is the light blue color and
Magenta is the pinkish color.
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