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When I print/copy it is missing lines of ink and not getting the whole image. I replaced the ink and have cleaned the head

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Sometimes it requires several head cleaning passes to fix missing lines. Make sure the test pattern after cleaning has no gaps. Print the test page. If test page is bad and you have replaced all ink cartridges, then junk the printer or call Epson for a replacement. Even if out of warranty, the may give you a great deal.

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THE EPSON STYLUS DX5050 MISSES LINES OUT WHEN COPYING, PRINTS SOME LINES PERFECTLY AND OTHERS PARTIALLY. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?


You need to go to the Maintenance/Utilities menu and clean the print heads. Print a 'nozzle check,' and continue to clean the heads until the nozzle check print out looks like it should (no broken or missing lines. Once you're done with that (make sure you have extra ink on hand), go back to the utilities/maintenance menu, and print a 'head alignment' check. Adjust the head alignments, as necessary, and reprint. That should take care of your problem. Again, make sure you have extra ink, as you may run out, and then you can't finish the maintenance/cleaning. Good lick!

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Cleaning head and nozzles


Cleaning the Print Head


r_bullet.gifUsing the Head Cleaning utility
r_bullet.gifUsing the control panel buttons

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.


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  • Print head cleaning uses both color and black inks. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if the copy quality drops (for example, blurred printout, incorrect or missing color.)
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  • Use the nozzle check first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
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  • When the Error light is on and a message appears on the LCD panel to prompt you to replace the ink cartridge or to indicate the ink is low, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.


Using the Head Cleaning utility

Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.


For Windows

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.


r_1.gifMake sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.


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r_3.gifAccess the printer software.r_arrow2.gifAccessing the Printer Software for Windows


r_4.gifClick the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.


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Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.


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r_6.gifWhen Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.


Good: print head does not need to be cleaned yet.


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Not Good: print head needs to be cleaned.


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If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.


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  • If the copy quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn this product off and leave it alone overnight. Then, perform the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.
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  • If the copy quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. If the copy quality remains a problem after replacing the ink cartridges, contact your dealer.
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  • To maintain good copy quality, we recommend copying a few pages at least once every month.

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Lexmark Z615 inkjet printer - whetther I print in colour or black and white, I am getting whole lines of text/image missing. When I use the "clean nozzle" function some of the colours - like...


The problem with your printer is the print head. Usually you have to run the clean nozzle thing 5 or 6 times to clean the print head nozzles and if there's still no improvement after that then print head needs to be changed for the printer to work properly. The bad news is that a print head costs almost as much as a new printer.

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I get a double image with my Epson c120. I replaced the color ink cartridge for about $49 in order to be able to print black and white text but I get this almost unreadable output. Any suggestions?


try doing print head cleaning.. the feature is under the printer properties , utilities tab... then once done.. print a copy of nozzle check..see if there is any missing line..

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Not getting clear print , parts of lines faint or missed, hard to read copies, seems to be bottom half of line,every 4th line


ink low, dodgy ink, or head is wearing, blocked and cant get enough ink to paper, try with manufactures ink, but more than likly the head is block no easy fix, normally a write off, once in a blue moon after much effort one can clean the print head, total sttrip down and windex or metho the print head once removed but be prepaired to work on it for 1/2 a day, get covered in ink, with a good chance of getting nowhere...I'd try fresh ink then I'd quote you more than its cost..labour intesive..sorry

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2 Missing ink black streaks


Check the dev unit for missing lines. Also clean the laser glass with the supplied cleaner pad - though if the problem were caused by toner on the lens, there would be gaps in ALL colours.

Check the dev units first. You can also do a stop test whilst a full colour test image is half way through printing and see if the lines are missing off the image on the PCU as well.

May 20, 2008 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

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Horizontal colored lines through grayscale printed photos


Hi George,

It sound's like an ink-feed issue:

1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
2) No-ink or poor quality ink
3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink

The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
photo print. The hi-res photo puts the greatest demand on the print head.

The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
where the head has failed to deposit ink, so one or two primary
colors are missing from the complete picture.

For example missing yellow will make a blue line.
Missing magenta will make a green line
Missing cyan will make a red line.... etc..

Clean the heads again and again, print again and again,
hoping to flush the system.

BUT, keep in mind that cleaning wastes huge amounts of
ink and tiny little cartridges of ink cost more than many new printers.

Martin

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Solid Blank Line


If it's blank, is this on what you send/recieve?

Also if you print something like a status sheet, is it missing on those too? If so, your print head needs replacing.

If its on copies/sents you need to clean the scanner head.

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