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Faint & White Lines in Printer Head Alignment

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When performing print head alignment, the black section is very faint and only half printed with stripy white lines through the boxes.

Please help.

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This sounds like you are using either a refilled cartridge or an after market cartridge and the ink is clogging the print nozzle. To clear the problem you need to insert an OEM cartridge, run the deep nozzle cleaning utiliity, alignment utility. This should clear up the problem with the spotty printout.
Let me know if this solves your problem otherwise we can explore other solutiions.
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks!Changed black ink & did deep cleaning & it prints like normal.However,print head alignment & nozzle check black boxes are still faint & fuzzy"

  • Bob Kitaji Oct 07, 2009

    You may have to run the deep cleaning more than once to comletely clear the build up, gummed up nozzles. Can you rate this solution higher? Thanks.

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unplug your printer plug it back in.
open door and take out print ink cartridges.
put them back in and then close the door.

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Also, Another thing to try is to hit file, top left of page, hit print, click properties. color tab.

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When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect

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Step 1 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If white stripes are noticeable
Step 2 : "Aligning the Print Head"
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Step 2 : "Print Head Cleaning"
if the problem remains
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* You will be alerted if low ink warning is enabled.
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06 : "Display" or "Not Display" remaining ink volume.
07 : Date and order setting.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern : Print the nozzle check patterb to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect,
1) With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter paper in the printer.
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b) White stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head of color ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
c) Uneven patterns indicate that the print head requires alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.
d) Noticeable white stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head require alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.

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1) Ensure that the printer is on.
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1) Ensure that the printer is on.
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Hope this helps.
Please rate my response.
Thanks.

Have a good day.

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