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Cleaning how do you clean the rubber rollers on printer drive. there appears to be black ink on them. there are black marks (lines) on the back of the paper.this is not good when you are printing on both sides of the paper, or in my case printing on both sides of address cards

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You could have a build up of ink on your rollers, and as the paper is pushed through it is leaving marks. It could also be causing your ghosting effect or double lines. By having your printer cleaned by a certified technician it should reslove your issue.

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Pages comes out with large black line running down page. I've tried cleaning it helps a little but I still have a black line.

If the large black line is on the back of the page, it is because too much ink is built up under the transport and transferring to the exit rollers. There is a mylar shield needed under the transport after cleaning the rollers to keep the ink from coming up again. Usually a shop repair, around $89.00

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I have a black line of ink on the back side of the paper when I print anything. It fade through to the front. The line goes down the middle of the paper and is about 1/4 in wide

Cause: Possibly a leak in an ink cartridge. Pull all of your cartridges and inspect for will be obvious and you will probably get it all over everywhere if you are not carefull, so be prepared to immediately toss it in the waste bin.

Solution: Sounds like you have ink (wet?) inside the paper path on one of the rubber rollers. It sounds like it is so saturated with ink that this will continue for a long time until it either runs out or you replace the roller.

Look for the roller that is where this line appears. Using another piece of paper or a paper towel soaked with alcohol (rubbing), touch it and see if ink doesn't appear on the paper. If it does then you might be able to clean it by continuing to soak up the ink on scrap paper by pressing it out of the roller. It won't completely fix the problem and it won't do it right away but it will get it started.

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Black line down the page

Is the line on the front of the page or on the back? If on the back, you need to clean the platten which is the piece of plastic under the paper.

If its on the front, and you say "It lools like a rubber cover may be missing off of one of the rollers", could you upload a picture of this roller? I don't recall any covers on rollers in Canon printers.

Try this, print out a blank page. If line is still there, print out 10 blank pages. If line is still there and has not faded, this is unusual and may need servicing. There may be a problem with the encoder strip (it's a clear plastic strip with black lines running the length of the printer slightly behind the head), Try cleaning it on both sides with a little windex on a q-tip. It's delicate so be careful.

If the line looks faded after printing 10 blank pages, some ink has dripped onto something that is contacting the paper. This could be a roller, the bottom of the head carriage or even a hair or piece if dust that is stuck in the machine or on the bottom of the head. In this case, I would recommend cleaning everything. Revove the head (tell the machine you're going to replace ink, and when it moves the head into the centre position unplug the power cord.

Remove the head and clean off any dust or hairs on the bottom. Run a Q-Tip along the bottom of the carriage assembly wherever you can. Clean any accessable rollers. If you can get at it, clean the wiper on the purge unit (the unit the head sits over when it is parked), as well as the seals.

Reinstall the head and ink, close the lid, power up and retry printing.

I hope this helps. If not, there could actually be a fault with the printhead or one of the circuit boards

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I have same problem, with new ink cartridge, also tried cleaning the print head, no luck.

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Hi , clean the absorbent below ,open or any hole can the injection can reach to the use ink basin located in the floor of printer.suck all ink with injection and fill in a clean container.
clean the rubber roller and carriage with the obsorbent cotton or clothe.

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