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I keep getting horizontal lines (no ink) on my print outs all the time. Have cleaned heads and used line ajustment tools, still happening.

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YOU HEADS ARE WORN OUT ON CARTRIDGE (THE COLOUR WITH THE LINES) OR ROLLERS NEED CLEAN

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My 1st thought would be clean heads also. If ink is tanks only not heads take ink out and try cleaning heads with liquid cleaner available @ Staples or similar stores. Another fix might be to use alignment utility for your printers software; however before you do any of this if ink is old or nearly empty replace ink.

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Horizontal Lines on your print out paper



Horizontal Lines on your print out paper

Possible Cause:

Air in the print head: This is the most common cause of printing problems. When changing the cartridges, or for other reasons, air bubbles can enter the print head. This prevents the necessary pressure build up (through heating or vibration) as a result, no ink is sprayed onto the paper and you can see white lines. This effect is also called banding.

Solution:

To improve your print, most printers feature a print head cleaning cycle. Ink is flushed through the print head to re-establish the ink flow. It may be that you have to carry out this procedure several times to achieve the desired result.


Possible Cause:

Blocked nozzles: If the printer is not used for a long period, particles can build up and block the print head.

Solution:

To remove this blockage, run the cleaning cycle. If you cannot achieve a satisfactory result, use a nozzle cleaning fluid.


Possible Cause:

Defective print head: Print heads are exposed to high stress. The temperature variation in thermal print heads can vary by 100`s of degrees centigrade up to 10000 Hertz (10.000 times per second). Therefore print heads have a certain amount of wear and tear. Depending on the manufacturer and price, print heads have a limited life. Epson uses Piezo print heads, which guarantee a long life. However if they do become defective, compared to other printers, the repair can be costly.

Solution:

With printers that feature integrated print heads that are separate from the ink tank (that is for example, Epson and most Canon machines) all that remains is to change the print head. With HP Lexmark and Dell the print head is part of the cartridge, and is automatically replaced each time you replace the cartridge.

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Fill an old black cartridge with hot water and scan and copy something with a lot of black on it. cleaned out my black ink clog after about 12 copies. Put new ink in and it's working fine. Oh yeah, use a syring minus needle to fill lower o-ring on back of cartridge.

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The printhead has either become too clogged to flush out with with the internal cleaning operation (which uses a LOT of ink), OR, the nozzles are not firing. If after several cleaning operations there is still no significant improvement, you will need to replace the print head. I see this frequently with Canon and Epson, and Brother inkjet printers. Usually, it is due to leaving the printer idle for too long, or removing a cartridge and not replacing it right away. The air gets to the residual puddle of ink in the head and dries it.

You can find the replacement print head by Google searching "MP830 print head". Prices can vary from around $70 - $90. Changing it out is fairly simple. You only need to lift a lever that holds the head in place. Make certain that it is squarely seated, and then run a few pages of a color document, or do a couple of standard cleaning operations to "prime" the head.

Make sure the hed is NEW and not used or "refurbished". Here is one source on eBay that sells it for $78.00:

http://compare.ebay.com/like/330643273134?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y

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horizontal lines mean that there are inks overflowing on the print head and has some ink on a part of the printer where the paper is coming out while gaps are clogged heads. You may need to clean the print heads. I suggest to go to your local store and get kleenex with some distilled water and wipe the head area to take the lines out. for the gaps, just do a standard cleaning of printer heads using the software provided with your printer.

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Horizontal lines running through my prints.


Try printing at the slowest or best setting for a while. You would be wasting a lot of ink if you do head cleaning several times.

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Horizontal lines when printing


Remove the cartridge(s) and use an alcohol swab to reach inside and clean the print head surface where the ink comes out.You may have to move the head with the power turned off to get at it or turn the printer on it's side to be able to reach under the head to clean. Q-tips work fine for that and it will likely take quite a few.Clean until there is no more ink on the q-tips. Also clean all rollers and surfaces where ink can collect. A defective head will also do that as it sometimes leaks excessive ink when printing.

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Horizontal lines through my printed photos


Are you sure your ink is not on the verge of finishing? Try changing the colour ink and print again. Sometimes I take the cartridge out, shake the ink down just in the same flashing motion as I do my pen, then replace it. You may try that.

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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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Check to make sure nothin is jammed in your printer. I had that happen to me, either my kids or my cat got something small stuck in the printer and it created a blank horizontal line down the page. Hope it's something that simple!!

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