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Faulty printer HI i have owned this printer for over a year , in this time I have encountered several problems they are the following: * Alignment * Ink useage *Blurred printing * Very slow * Colour is not printing as it should. * The error button comes on continously. * constant paper jamming. All in all I am fed up with this printer and would like to have it replaced with a printer that actually works properly as soon as possible. I would appreciate any advice on how to go about exchanging this item or any helpful tips in choosing an alternative model. Thanks Kaz

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1. Unplug the printer power cord and remove the back door.
2. Wipe the paper rollers with a lint-free cloth lightly moistened with distilled or bottled water. Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around.
3. Allow the rollers to dry completely, then close the rear door.
4. Open the print carriage access door.
5. Use a clean, dry cotton cloth to wipe the carriage rod. Move the carriage as needed to clean the full length of the rod. Do not lubricate the rod.
6. Close the printer, plug the power cord in, and turn on the printer power.


Unseating and reseating the cartridge
1. Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover.
2. Remove the cartridges.
3. Re-insert the cartridges.
4. Close the unit's lid or top cover.
5. Cycle the power to the device by turning the printer off for a few seconds.
6. Turn the printer back on.
7. Print a test page. If this does not solve the problem, proceed to the next section.
Wiping the cartridge contacts
1. Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover.
2. Remove the cartridges.
3. Using a clean, dry lint-free cloth (a coffee filter works well),
wipe the cartridge contacts, from the top to the bottom. The contact
area of the cartridge should be rubbed briskly to remove the waxy
lubricant material from the gold contacts.
4. The contacts inside the printer may also require cleaning. Using a
clean, dry, lint-free cloth, 5. gently wipe the contacts, from the
top to the bottom.
5. Re-insert the cartridges and close the printer's top cover.
Print a test page. If the problem persists, perform a hard reset as
described in the next section.

Thank you

Posted on Dec 22, 2007


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