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Canon mp530 all-in-one

Text print image extremely faint, but ink and entire unit is brand new

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    menu does not give me a maintenance option

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Have you tried cleaning the printhead. on the printer there is a button that's labled menu, go to maintance and selelect print head clean. after the printer has done this, in the same section "maintance" you can print a nozzel page and that will show if if there's a blockage in the print head. if the nozzel check is ok, and your getting the problem when you print from the computer, check the setting and make sure you haven't got it set on draft or lower. Good luck

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You need to clean the print head manually. Remove tanks from print head, then remove print head. Find a small tray you can put hot water in to the depth of a quarter inch / 6 mm. Soak bottom of print head. Do not touch or get wet the electrical contacts. Next while holding print head in left hand carefully pour a small amount of hot water in the each ink tank well in the print head. Now dab the bottom of the print head where the jets are with a paper towel. Keep dabbing till you get equal size spots of all the colours. Best to wear plastic gloves doing this. Best to use battery water (de-ionized) but if you don't get scale in your electric jug your tap water is fine.

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Dear louis,
You have done right thing by cleaning the print head. If the print head still clogged after repeatedly cleaning, It seems that the print head need to be replace with new one. Make it sure by printing nozzle check pattern. Is it good or not?.
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sir,
Try to replace the cartidge maybe your cartidge is not fit to work properly and also the ink is not compatible with your printer
then after you replace the cartridge do the nozzle cleaning until its ok.

yours,
alecz

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You have to move the chip from the Canon cartridge to the 'compatible' and (it seems) the chips are particularly sensitive to static / damage .. many people end up blowing the chips during the swap over .. or even when fitting the original genuine cartridges to a brand new unit for the first time ...

If the unit is brand new, take it back and demand a replacement ... if you have just swapped over the chip onto a compatible cartridge, you can try buying a genuine Canon cartridge (which will have a new chip) = hopefully that will do the trick

NB. I have seen some suggestions that canon's have a 'Service Mode' that allows you to disable the cartridge chip checking and allow you to print no matter what .. however I've never found any details ... perhaps some-one else has the details ??

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