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Dennis: According to an old FixYa.com, urbanhookupz said: "You need to run a printer alignment page like you do when you put in new cartridges.
unplug your printer plug it back in.
open door and take out print ink cartridges.
put them back in and then close the door.
It should now prompt you to do a test alignment page.
now try and print it should solve the problem.
if it does not prompt you to do a test page
Aligning the Print Head
This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time.
Print Head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration.
Print head alignment is performed either automatically or manually. This section deals with
automatic Print Head alignment only.
?? Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed.
?? The Print Head can also be aligned from the printer itself.
1.With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet
2. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes four
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
3 Print the pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment."
On the pixma printer each time you remove a cartridge. you will need to do a clean of the nozles and print head. you can find instructions in your online operators manual. You hold down the wi-fi button and watch the Home Click Here to Search MG3500 series > Overview of the Machine > Maintenance > When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect
Maintenance Procedure Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Cleaning the Print Head Cleaning the Print Head Deeply Aligning the Print Head Page top error light flash. 1 flash release prints all saturation levels2 flashes prints the head alignment chart. 3 cleaning 4 flashes deep clean and so on. or its a transfer problem and this case do a transfer belt clean, and a head alignment.
Print head drive gears are stripped out or pulley that the print head belt attaches to is crushed. The pully sits on the right side above where you put the ink and if you can get the pieces can sometimes be crazy glued back together temporarily, the other is on the right side and if damaged is VERY difficult to fix.
The problem seems to be the printhead nozzels are plugged or burntout. I beleive on the Epson, to remove the printhead for cleaning, you must partially disassemble the printer. If you are not up for this, Quit here. If you game, remove the cartridges and tape over the outlet and air hole of each. I find electrical tape the best. Tape snugly but not too tight and once around the cart. If you have a digital camera or a webcam, take photos along the way to help in re-assembly. Remove the drive belt and disconnect the guide rod the printhead slides on at each end. Try and remove the guide rod and print head as one unit. Use alcohol and/or water to clean the print head nozzels, or completely wash the print head with running water. Blow it off and let dry. Put the guide rod back in the print head and put that assembly back in the printer. Attach the guide rod at each end then put the belt back in place. Put the cartridges back and do a nozzel/print head check. If the printer works completely, then you are set. If the magenta still doesn't work, the nozzels may be burnt out. I don't think you can get Epson Print heads, That means a new printer. Lastly DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I can't even guarantee my work!
Had the same problem as everyone else here - would copy fine but faxing or scanning resulted in the "whizzzzzz" sound (with or without the sheet feeder) and a mandatory reboot.
I followed the suggestion of moving the scanner head to a different part of the drive belt and it works fine now (at least until that part of the belt wears down!). Here was the procedure - it took about 10 minutes.
Remove all T8 screws from the top of the scanner bed - there are two hidden on the left side under the removable flap and two more hidden behind the front control panel cover, which just snaps off.
There is a bundle of wires that prevents the entire top from lifting completely off, so lift it high enough to clear the plastic parts, then rotate it 180 degrees around and set it on something to support it.
Lift the scanner head until it comes off the guide rod and disengages from the drive belt.
Move the scanner head to the other end of the bed and reingage it onto the belt and guide rod - this is a little tricky to get the belt to pop back into the scanner head, but I got it to go by holding the belt firmly on either side of the head and squeezing both together.
Replace top and all screws, pop control panel cover back into place.
Rejoice in saving yourself lots of $$ and preventing more junk from entering the landfill!