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Hello Mrs Wilson (Canonmother),
With the indulgence of IB4G2008 and sweet_rascal...
I would suspect that the ink waste pad is overfilled with residual ink. The ink waste pad is the cotton looking pad underneath the print heads when they are at rest. They are meant to absorb any leftover ink from the heads when they park. In some instances, instead of absorbing the excess ink from the head, they cause smudge ink to smear on the underside of the head. When the head traverse towards the left before the paper loads or prints, the smear/smudge transfers to the "bottom print plate" and eventually transfers to the back of the paper (not on the printed side).
Solutions would be to replace said pad. Normally most printers have a warning of some sort when the waste pad ink is full, but it would seem that for unknown reasons, your MP530 would not. (I am venturing that you probably have been printing a lot of heavy color lately and it simply drip out to the pad. Are you using original ink or were they refilled pls?
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on Mar 12, 2008
i think there is some problem with the part of your printer that sprays ink from the cartridges..
this will probably need a service or else even may need a replacement i think
thank you sir
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