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Bad colour printing.display says"Bad print head.Replace magenta square print head "

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Sure needed the make & model, maybe the link below will help.
http://www.computercarefiles.com/TWI_Docs/bpp90109/default.html

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You can either use the cleaning function of the printer itself, or if it's really bad, GENTLY clean the heads with rubbing alcohol on the end of a q-tip. If you do this, you'll need to run through the cleaning function of the printer to flush out any remaining rubbing alcohol from the bottom of the printhead.

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You need to specify the paper type when the print dialog box appears. Heavy glossy paper needs to spend more time in the fuser so that the toner is fixed.

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D_foofat,
This link will take you to instructions on cleaning your Cartridge Print Head: http://h10061.www1.hp.com/ccsearch/search?method=viewDocument&redirUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fh10025.www1.hp.com%2Fewfrf%2Fwc%2Fdocument%3Fdocname%3Dc00285228%26cc%3Dus%26lc%3Den%26dlc%3Den%26product%3D402150%26dlc%3Den%26lang%3Den&docId=document%28c00285228%29&uqry=&cqry=clean+printhead&ctry=us&dlc=en&lang=en&qry=clean+print+head
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Usually a line across your printing indicates a bad inkjet head. Luckily on HP printers the printer head is built into the inkjet cartridge. Have you replaced the cartridge? Does it do this on any color or a particular color?

My advise is to replace the cartridges and perform an alignment. If that doesnt fix it, it could be a bad board.

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Can't print in colour


Hi Paddy,
It sounds like the color ink cartridge is clogged. You can try taking the color cartridge out, and take a paper towel and some windex with amonia. Spray the paper towel with the windex and then take the color cartridge, and wipe the bottom of the ink cartridge. After wiping the bottom of the cartridge, try pressing on the bottom of the cartridge (Print head) with the paper towel...You should start seeing some ink soaking into the paper towel. If you do not see any ink on the paper towel, then try wiping it again with the windex/paper towel. If after a couple tries, you can not get the ink to flow from the print head, then I would suggest getting a new cartridge.
The HP ink cartridges can get a bit tricky and the print heads will clog when the printer is left sitting for a long period of time.
Hope this helps.
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I have a Canon Pixma IP 5000 inkjet printer and am using Mac OS 10.3.9. It has 5 ink cartridges: 2 black (3e and 6) and one each yellow, magenta and cyan. I use it all day every day. After printing...


Thanks for getting back to me.
Sorry this ain't a solution but it seems to be the only cash-free way to contact you. No problem not solved - though I have tried everything. Dismantled the printer; washed, dried and replaced the waste ink pads; washed the print head; blew compressed air through the print-head sponge; replaced the cartridge 3 times; printed hundreds of test prints. I can't think of anything else to do and so I think the only solution is to replace the printhead (probably not even available) or replace the printer. The latter is looking most likely.

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ok" take cartriges out of printer , water on clean cloth make it damp, wipe ink heads, take a pencile with eraser , use eraser on printed circuite on the back of cartidges to clean contacts, use eraser back and forth, wipe with cloth , put it back in the printer . may have to run printer tools to clean cartridges also

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