Question about Brother DCP 165C Compact Color Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Thank you for contacting Fixya. This is Anil.
I understand that when you print you see blobs of ink on the paper. I will be glad to help you with it.
Blobs or missing colors may happen if the printer has developed a bad nozzle check. If you press and hold the Ink button for 6 seconds while it is printing, the printer will stop and do a head cleaning, then resume printing that page. 1280 printers will stop, head clean and then resume the print, small format printers will stop, kick the paper out, do a head clean and resume the print. Also, sometimes while printing, the paper gets saturated and starts to wrinkle in the printed area. This can cause the head to touch the paper and create streaks or blobs of ink on the paper. To correct this is easy, set your paper thickness setting between normal (0) and Heavy (+). Tape the lever there to keep it stable. Then do a nozzle check to clear up the problem.
To Nozzle Check:
Go to your "Printers" folder and right click on your printer.
Choose "Properties". (in Win2000/XP click "Printing Preferences" on the properties page)
At the top click on the "Utitlty" or "Maintenance" tab which ever one you have.
Click on "Nozzle Check" to start the nozzle check wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to clear the pattern up.
If you get broken lines you will need to do a head cleaning to correct the problem.
TIP - Tapping on the top of the cartridges may help break the bubble up.
TIP - Do not do more than 5 head cleanings per hour, it usually does not help. Wait 45 mins before you continue trying to clear the nozzle check up.
TIP - If you get no ink on a nozzle check and the red ink light is NOT on, you may a problem with your printer. Epson printers have a one year warranty.
I believe the above resolution should resolve the issue, however, if you need anymore assistance, please feel free to contact us. We will be glad to help you.
Thank you. Have a Great Day.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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