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After cleaning the head on our MP500 there are still streaks

On the test page there are streaks in the first magenta line and the second line is barely visible.

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This is more than likely a ink cartridge failure. If you are using after market/or refilled ink cartridges, I would try an OEM cartridge to clear the problem. The non-OEM ink has probably clogged the nozzle.
Change the cartridges, run a deep cleaning on all colors, run alignment and the test page. The problem should clear up.
Sometimes non-OEM inks are not up to specifications and cause this problem.
Let me know if this clears the problem.
Please make sure to rate this solution. Thanks.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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