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We are getting a black stripe about 6-8 mm wide on the back of prints. I have run drum clean ups and it will clear for a couple of prints then it comes back. Is there a waste tank that can be emptied and cleaned?

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    Lebanon Raingam May 31, 2010

    Can you please let me know what model of printer are you using? When you say "I have run drum clean ups" I am confused, since your problem category is under canon pixma mp830 all-in-one Inkjet Printer not laser printer. Thanking you.

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There is probably a rubber spongelike piece, like the one another lady found who had this same problem. luckily for her it fell out with the next print job. take it to someone who can open the printer. ask them to remove or remount this rubber strip to solve the problem. more than likely its close to the ink source, since it is probably the rubber strip that wipes the ink off the nozzles?

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