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Canon MP520. Printing horizontal lines are stepwise.

How to do the alignment to get best horizontal lines printing? The problem is that all horizontal lines in printing documents are stepwise.

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SOURCE: horizontal lines in pictures

If you are using original cartridges then there should not be a problem. The horizontal lines come from the cartridge. Can you pinpoint if it is a color or black line that is missing? My guess is that during the alignment procedure, you are asked to choose a number or letter that corresponds to picture of a the lines that show the best alignment. If you did this correctly, may I ask how many pictures you printed before seeing that line. Is it on the first print or 10th printing? Cuz if it is on the 5th or more full color picture, then the problem is that you you really have the wrong printer. The F380 capacity for printing full color pictures is miniscule. 1 ml per color. So usually after the 3rd color picture, the ink starts to run out. Let me know if this helps.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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SOURCE: White lines across text on Canon MX700

It sounds very much like a failed printhead or printhead driver; the circuit that controls which jet is addressed or left blank.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon MP980 prints horizontal pink lines across

try to change the color ink. horizontal banding (the pink or other color lines appearing means horizontal banding) when there is a problem on one of the heating element of the printer head. since almost all canon printers have head built in the inks, replacing the faulty ink will solve the problem. if not then the controller of printhead on the carriage and mainboard needs to be checked.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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SOURCE: canon Pixma IP4200 started printing regular

Hello first of all are you technical
I have taken the printer head out
boil some water and pour in a cup
take off the 2 screws at the bottom
gentley open the head from the casing**** note if you not gentley it wil brake and U can through the hole head away
then let the white block lie in in the water until the water is cold the trough that out and repeat this step.Boil water again....Wait for 4 to 5 minutes to pass..... then use high copressed air and blow from the underneth so that the presure will force the **** out on the white block side also force some hot water from the litle sifes at the top down and make sure that holes are open
replace the ruber perfectley and the head pease an make sure every thing is propeley dry.Replase the scews .and put it back in the printer.Remember it is also a very filthey and inkey job.Good luck

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

pineworks
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SOURCE: Canon pixma mp140 not printing correctly

Hi There

Summary

Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok.

There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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This started out as error 5200. Now, my Canon MX340 printer isn't connecting to the computer. The computer acts like the printer hasn't been installed. I tried to remove the printhead and restart...


Issue: How do I align the print head?
Solution: Perform a Print Head Alignment (Windows)- MX340

Aligning the Print Head Position Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines. The procedure for performing print head alignment is as follows:

alignike.gif Print Head Alignment

  1. Open the printer driver setup window
    • In Windows Vista, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.

    • In Windows XP, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Printers and Other Hardware -> Printers and Faxes.

    • In Windows 2000, select the Start menu -> Settings -> Printers.


  2. Right-click your model name icon, and then select Printing Preferences from the displayed menu.

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  3. Click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab.
    The Custom Settings dialog box opens.

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  5. Click Send, and click OK when the confirmation message appears.

  6. Click Print Head Alignment alignike.gif on the Maintenance tab The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.



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  8. Execute head alignment Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
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  9. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Clicking the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the preview window, will automatically set their numbers in the associated boxes.

    print_pattern1.gif

  10. When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

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      (B) More noticeable vertical white streaks

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  11. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
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  12. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.

    Clicking the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the preview window, will automatically set their numbers in the associated boxes.

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  13. When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

    Note:
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white streaks.

      vertical_ab.gif
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      (B) More noticeable vertical white streaks


  14. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
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  15. Check the printed pattern
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  16. When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.

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2. On that Tab, you will see some tools, click on the CLEANING button, load a paper in the printer, after cleaning the printer will print some patterns, repeat till you satisfied with.
3. If the problem persist, try DEEP CLEANING.
4. Also perform a PRINT HEAD ALIGNMENT by following the onscreen instructions.

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The print head is what guides he ink onto the page, if they become dirty or clogged then you will get lines through images and text or very poor print outs.
You can clean the print heads by using the software that came with the printer and there are some other ways as well.
I tried to paste the instructions from Canons site but they were too long. Use the link below to go to Canon's knowledge base for the MP520 and search for "clean print heads" and follow the instructions that come up.
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=15483

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