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Hi my pixma mp130 has fine horisontal lines whe printing

Have gone through all cleaning process but lines keep coming through on everything i print they are fine and about centermetre apart thanks hope you can help

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Re: hi my pixma mp130 has fine horisontal lines whe...

This problem is very simple for printers like these. In normal situations problems involving 2 cartridge (Black & Color) prints degrading in quality involve a failure of the print head nozzles or a calibration error.

It is also possible that you have "cleaned" your cartridges out, as cleaning forces ink through the nozzles at high pressure to force out dried particles, then rubs them off into the stopper sponge.

The beauty and only advantage to two cartridge printers is that if you ever have a print head die or lose print quality, you simply replace the cartridge, since the print head is installed into it.

Print heads and their tendency to fail increase by triple if you use cartridge refills or remanufactured cartridge sets. It is true that 2 cart systems have more expensive ink, but that is the price you pay for convenience. The heads on these cartridges are designed to have a set job life, between 250-600 prints, or the estimated maximum prints in lowest quality ink saver modes, and refilling it causes those heads to keep using the same tiny, high pressure bursts of ink, even after the pumps are wearing and deforming, causing leftover ink in the nozzles, leading to a popped pump or clogged heads.

Thinking in the long term, the next time you upgrade to a new printer, look at a 4 cart or more system, with a dedicated print head. Although the printers can cost an extra $50-$100, these can often times pay themselves back the difference after you have changed each cartridge twice, since you arent throwing away 2 thirds of your color cart when only one color runs out.
I just got a hold of the MP530 by Canon, which yea, compared to the 130 is very expensive.. but the cost per page of printing is about 27 cents lower! I can also bring these removable print heads back to life so easily that I taught a 5th grader how in 5 minutes, so its just a thought!

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From what I gather, it’s both a time consuming and expensive proposition to take to Canon to fix.
And they won't tell people how to do it themselves.

Remember of course, you've got to cycle the cleaning process a huge amount of times to get this to occur.

But when it does, there is a fix-it-yourself solution that is both safe and effective for the printer, and free.
You have to be slightly mechanical to do this.
If you you've never used a screwdriver and are all thumbs, but give it a shot or give it to someone halfway coordinated to do this for you.

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1.You will include printer
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6. You will turn off printer by button POWER.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
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