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How do I align the print head

Hi there, My coloured ink is not printing and the message is to align the head - how do I do that

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Go to printer proeprtits and selcet serive tab there is option for alignment.

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Please go to the properties of printer and check there will be option in tabs to align and clean the head.
hopefully your problem will be resolved.

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Here you go. dont forget to rate me. thanks ! click on this link and follow the instructions. http://www.retrevo.com/r/262dj183/19/Aligning+the+Print+Head/ Hope this helps ! Ron

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: printer stopped printing colour

Are you using Name brand ,new ink cartridges?
Take the color cartridges out and make sure you removed the tape from the bottom of those cartridges. if done already take a wet paper towel and squeeze out the excess water, then lay the damp paper towel folded in half on a flat surface.
Then set the colored in cartridges one at a time with the ink side pressing against the damp paper towel for about 3 min. after 3 min you should see the ink drain on to the paper towel if so then replace the cartridge back into the printer and that should solve your problem.

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The lack print head may have blocked ink nozzels.

Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
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This problem seems to be with the printheads of the printer If magenta ink cartridge has enough ink inside it and if print heads are damaged then you need to replace this printer.....

But still if u want you can follow the below mentioned steps :

If it is not printing in light magenta and magenta than you can try the below mentioned steps :

Step 1 - First clean print heads from the menu of the printer. You can look for clean printhead option under printers menu - Tools - Clean Print Heads.
Now print and see if it is printing or not. If issue is not resolved then move on

Step 2 - Check if your magenta ink cartridge & Light magenta ink cartridge has ink in it or not...if it is empty or if has very low ink then.....
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While it aligns dont touch the keys of the printer or dont interrupt in between the process otherwise hardware of printer might get damaged and you have to replace the whole printer
...and just wait...till the printer display shows the regular menu...

Note : - * During Alignment printer is going to consume more ink, so make sure you have enough ink in all the cartridges or otherwise it does not have enough ink in it
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Steps 3 - If it prints an alignement page then it is ok, check if all the colours on the alignment page and if all the colours are fine then ur issue is resolved...
for verifying you can print another document.If it does not print any alignment page then you can try printing an alignment page from the printers manually from the printers menu.

Now if it has resolved the issue then it is fine or else last you can try re-setting the printer.


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- Press and hold the "*" key.
- Press the "#" key and release both keys.
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- then you will get few options, now look for an option that says System Information or System Menu
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- Press "OK" Button.Now printer will shutdown automatically and will turn on automatically after few seconds..as it is going to align the printer..
- Now it will make noise for few minutes wait till then and when you see regular screen on display then print a document and see if issue is resolved or not.

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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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Assuming that you are using original Canon cartridges or a brand of Compatibles that you have used before.

If print results are blurred, colors are faded or not printed correctly, the pint head nozzles are probably clogged.

Follow the procedure below to print the nozzle check pattern, check the print head nozzle condition, then clean the Print Head. You may have to do this 2 or 3 times.

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Note Before performing maintenance
Open the Top Cover and make sure that all lamps on the ink tanks are lit red.
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