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Color pictures have streaks--think it has to do with magenta cart

Brand new magenta cartridge, but does not seem to want to print. Everything else prints great. Black prints perfectly, black with one other color ie: green or blue is fine. Red comes out orange. A pict or illustration that uses many colors is badly streaked, seems to be the magenta. I love my Canon, worried that the print head might be damaged. A new print head costs as much as the printer! Cleaned it numerous times, tried realigned it as well, nothing works. Can anybody help?

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SOURCE: Printer will not use the magenta color

I had the same problem. It is most likely that your print head nozzles are clogged. Your choices are to attempt to manually clean them, or order a new print head from Canon.

Attempt the manual cleaning at your own risk, this doesn't always work. When it does not work, it means your print head is damaged.

To maually clean the print head. Printer cover up (so you can get to the cartridges and print head). Turn the Printer Off. Remove all the cartridges (I put each cartridge in a separate zip lock bag). Then flip up the lever and remove the print head.
Now heat (don't boil) distilled water (Iused a good sized cook pan and a plastic measuring cup to pour the water). Find a container you can soak the print head in (I used a deep alluminum baking pan). Pour the hot (not boiling) distilled water over the print head molding where the cartridges seat down (hold the printhead over your diposable alluminum pan). Then dunk the molded print head part into the pan numerous times. When the water gets dark change it (be carefuill not to stain the sink). Then slowly pour the hot distilled over the print head (opposite side from where the cartidges seat in). Eventually no ink will be in the water. Set the print head on a dry paper towel, and let it dry for 24 hours or longer. Reinstall the print head, then the catridges. If it worked, your true colors will return. It make take up to 15-20 photos to get all the ink catridges flowing-be patient. You can also just wait 24 hours after re-installing the cartridges, and hopefully it will take less photos to see the correct color match.

Never keep printing when a cartridge is low or out.
Print a few prints every week. Not printing for weeks causes the printheead and the ink flow to clog!

Good luck. I just recovered my S820 and my i900D using the above cleaning method. Like everything else, your mileage may vary! It cost me $1.29 for distilled water and about an hours worth of time!

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

exil0r
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SOURCE: black text has white streaks

You have to clean the nozzle with cartridge cleaner liquid

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Nozzle Still Clogged After Following Maintenance Procedures

just wipe the nozzles or the printhead .on a wet cloth...using DI(deionize water) to remove the clogs that cover nozzles...and then deep clean the printhead using the printer panel features...

good luck..


Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Magenta Ink Streaking

that printer color cartridge is a problem... buy a new one.... color ink

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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