Head align head keeps blinking, i tried to auto line but only prints two box lines and two smaller box line. and i tried printing something and nothing copies. my printer is the pixma/mp780/canon. thanks
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Doesn't sound like your printer hardware. Try printing something other than your text document. If the page comes out clean/perfect then it means your printer is having a problem understanding your text document via print program translation. Otherwise try converting your text to pdf and print a sample page, if it works then again problem with software/printer translation.
Sounds like the print head needs alignment. If an "auto" alignment can't or won't be run, somewhere in the maintenance section of your printer driver software should be an operation for running a print head alignment and doing adjustments to get the printer aligned for clear printing. First you should check the maintenance program for "head cleaning" and run a couple of head cleaning cycles to see if a clogged head is the problem...
Try to re-seat the cartridges in the printer. Open the printer
cover > remove the cartridges > close the printer cover > re-brick you
printer by pulling out the power supply - black box behind the printer where
the power cord is plugged in, and re-plug after 10 seconds. When the printer
turns on, reinsert the cartridges and close the cover. Try to print a document
again to verify that the problem is fixed.
If that doesn't help, please try this approach:
On your computer, go to Start
Go to Programs.
Go to Lexmark 2600 Series
Select Lexmark Solution Center.
From the Maintenance tab, select Align to fix blurry edges.
Your printer will then print a page and aligning your print
cartridges. Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
This sounds like you are using either a refilled cartridge or an after market cartridge and the ink is clogging the print nozzle. To clear the problem you need to insert an OEM cartridge, run the deep nozzle cleaning utiliity, alignment utility. This should clear up the problem with the spotty printout.
Let me know if this solves your problem otherwise we can explore other solutiions.
Please rate this solution. Thanks.
Banded or streaked prints Solution:
Print Head Alignment MP530
Perform Print Head Alignment
to perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If
diagrams or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is
required. The print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually.
Automatic Print Head Alignment
Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.
Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.
the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the
extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.
Execute automatic print head alignment.
Press <COPY> button.
Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
the left or right cursor to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN], then press the
<OK>. (A pattern is printed and the print head is automatically
aligned. It takes about five minutes to finish printing the pattern.)
Are you sure your ink is not on the verge of finishing? Try changing the colour ink and print again. Sometimes I take the cartridge out, shake the ink down just in the same flashing motion as I do my pen, then replace it. You may try that.
I decided to have another go at sorting out my 'lines' problem and have sorted it.
See if this might work for you:
I had previously done the head cleaning via the printer itself - holding the central ink/paper black button for 3 secs.
This time I went to the Epson 1290 window on my Mac and clicked on the utility box. Though the Nozzle check print came out fine I went ahead and did the head cleaning in this box.
The next print came out almost perfect so I ran the Head cleaning again and it printed a perfect print.
Hope this might work for you. Keep on trying! All the best. Trant