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MFC-5860CN poor print test results, missing squares on test resu

MFC-5860CN problem with printing the black and one of the colours missing some of the squares when a test print is carried, I believe the print head is faulty as I have carried out cleaningproceduers 5 times but only getting poorer results. where can i buy lk1279001 print head assembly or is there another way around servicing the prin head?

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This can happen if the ink dries out for a long time. Try to power flush the color that doesn't work.

Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

press 7 then 6 then 4 then start black copy. This will fill the tubes with ink.

press 7 then 6 then 3 then start black copy. You may use the right arrow to choose the color you want to flush before you press the black copy button.

Press 99 to exit maintenance mode

Press the ink button and do a test print for print quality and see if the color you flushed works. If not, try again.

This is the only way to fix the dried print head. Otherwise you have to replace the print head, in which case, you might as well buy a new printer.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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Hi i have the same problem, is the system clean the only answer here, was this resolved?

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I am not sure these have removable/replaceable printheads. I have had issues similar to what you describe. If one of the colors is missing completely, then it is likely that the head dried out due to prolonged lack of ink. If only a few squares are missing but all the colors are present, then you stand a better chance of unclogging. Cleaning 5 times is nothing. I've had instances where it took 20+ cycles to get a jet working. There is hope.
Good luck!

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