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Cannon multipass F60 scanner/printer striped color printing

Cannon multipass F60 scanner/printer prints stripes when trying to print color. Black and white printing prints fine but color prints have have perfect evenly striped bars running throughout the page. There seems to be no random or spuradic coloration but evenly striped wherever color is present. Any help would be deeply appreciated. It's my parents printer and they are not very computer savvy, plus I'm only the for the weekend. Thanks in advance.

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  • Steven Ford May 11, 2010

    Have you tried running the 'realignment' application or the print head cleaning application?

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What you have is a dried up color cartridge. You can try to use the <clean print heads> in the diagnostic tools section of you priner software. (usually, just try to print something & the window will appear) Sometimes you have to clean heads, then print test page like 2 or 3 times before it clears up. If that doesn't correct it, don't worry. Have your color cartridge filled (staples, office depot, & other stores do it cheap) - or - replace it with a new cartridge. You may have to run the clean print heads program after installing a new cartridge, but this will definitely fix your problem.

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