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Black on white prints look terribly smudged. It's getting worse. With colour prints the problem doesn't occur. Is it a nozzle/printer head problem?

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ok, What cartridges are you using, Are the Canon cartridges?
What paper are you using, is it Canon paper?

If you are to both of these it could be wise ordering a printhead, but this is mostly caused in the uk by None Canon Paper.

Please let me know what you are using?

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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I had this problem several times, had to buy new print head until I found that to clean it you should use ammonia. It really worked for me. You should really try ammonia it does work.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA MX700 printhead immediately coated with ink, smudges

It's likely that the foam pads that the print head rests on when the printer is not in use are saturated with ink. They're to the right as you look into the printer: a rectangular one for black ink and a square one for the colored ink. If you power the printer off and back on, with the cover open, you'll see where the printhead goes to rest.

The pads aren't easy to get at, but you can blot them with a paper towel. Gummy, half-dried ink dissolves in rubbing alcohol, and you can soak a paper towel or a cotton ball with alcohol and wipe down the area. I've had good luck soaking the pads with alcohol, then blotting them dry with a rag.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: All colours and black print faded. Black is a

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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.

If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, aligning the Print Head may improve print quality.

Caution Do not rinse or wipe the Print Head and ink tanks. This can cause trouble with the Print Head and ink
tanks.

Note Before performing maintenance
Open the Top Cover and make sure that all lamps on the ink tanks are lit red.
If not, see Checking the Ink Status and take an appropriate action.
Increasing the print quality in the printer driver settings may improve the print result.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: After numerous cleaning cycles the nozzles on my

It will need a new printhead, QY6-0062-000, around $80.00. Leaving it sit and not printing just makes the problem worse, as more nozzles on the printhead get plugged. You get 90 day warranty with refurbished units and if it started out crappy you should have had a shop look at it, that model can print super photos! A new printhead will bring it back to life.

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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< 3 > Some black ink lines are broken.

< 4 > White lines are present in the color ink pattern.

< 5 > Both black and color inks are not present.
Note:
  1. When all patterns are printed normally, press the up / down cursor button to select "All A" and press the OK button.

  2. When any patterns are printed abnormally, press the up / down cursor button to select "Also B" and press the OK button.
Print Head Cleaning:
  1. Display the Maintenance screen on the printer.

  2. Press the up or down cursor to select [Cleaning], then press <OK>.

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  3. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK> to start print head cleaning.

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  4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status.
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