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Photo Quality is Poor

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I have a MP600.  The first few pics I printed turned out very well.  Recently, my photos are printing very pixilated and look terrible.  I notice it the most on portions of the picture that should print black or shadowed.  I've tried numerous maintainance options (deep cleaning, nozzle check), and everything seems to come out fine.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Photo Quality is Poor

Hi i am a certified Canon repair tech for this printer. the reason for this problem is the printhead. what happens is when the printer is new the printhead has little mirco nozels that the ink goes through. when the printhead gets older the nozels get smaller and smaller causing problems. the first thing i would do is replace the printhead that can be ordered from Canon direct at 1-800-OK-CANON or their website or a canon service center. hope this helps.

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