Question about Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Hi howardpierso! I will be glad to assist you. here is what we are goin to do:Perform the following steps to resolve the issue.
Step one: Check the paper Match the paper type to the project. If the paper is too fibrous, the ink applied by the printer might not fully cover the print surface.
Step two: Check the print settings In the software application you are trying to print from, click File and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.
Select your product and then click Preferences . The printer Properties dialog box opens.
Click the Features tab.
Review the following options on the Features tab, and then make any necessary changes.
Print quality : If you are not satisfied with the quality of your printouts, increase the print quality. To print more quickly, decrease the print quality.
Paper type : If one of the options matches your paper type exactly, choose the matching option rather than Automatic .
Resizing Options : Make sure the selected option matches your paper size.
Step three: Print a diagnostic page Step four: Note which cartridges printed which areas of the diagnostic page The product can print with different combinations of ink cartridges. Different cartridge combinations print different diagnostic page patterns. Identify which cartridge printed which part of the diagnostic page to determine the faulty cartridge.
Step five: Check the ink-level indicators on the diagnostic page NOTE: The ink-level indicator might be inaccurate or unavailable for cartridges, including refilled or remanufactured cartridges, used in other products.
The ink-level indicator bars display in the middle of the diagnostic page.
The printed image of the ink-level indicator bar shrinks as you use ink. If the print quality becomes unacceptable and either ink cartridge is low on ink, replace the ink cartridge.
Step six: Check for defects on the diagnostic page If the product and print cartridges are working correctly, few or no lines are missing from the grid-like patterns on the diagnostic page. None of the colors should be missing. Also, there should be no streaks of ink on the page.
Missing lines or streaked bars Color bars will often streake if ink levels are low. If a pattern shows more than a few missing lines, or there are streaks on the bar, the corresponding print cartridge is not functioning correctly.
Colors do not match the color on the cartridge label If any of the colors of the bars are very different from the color dots on the cartridge label, the cartridge is not functioning properly.
If the diagnostic page shows colors that are very different from the colors on the cartridge label
Missing colors If any of the color patterns or bars are missing completely, the cartridge is not functioning correctly.
NOTE: If printing in reserve mode, without all the cartridges installed, the patterns associated with the missing cartridge will also be missing.
1 - Good test page
2 - Yellow pattern and bar missing
Ink smears If the diagnostic page shows smeared ink, the cartridges are not functioning correctly.
Step seven: Continued troubleshooting if the diagnostic page shows no defects . If no defects appear on the diagnostic page, the cartridges and product are probably working correctly.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Please change the cartridge and check it because the cartridge is older
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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