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Canon MP210 prints vertical lines staggered. I cannot get the printer to print straight alignment patterns on the alignment sheet, which then makes printer head alignment impossible. I have a scanned example of the alignment patterns to illustrate the problem

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  • gviola Dec 11, 2010

    Problem fixed itself when I replaced the black cartridge. Suddenly all the vertical lines were printing correctly, and I was able to print the alignment pages and align the prinhead. My guess? the electro-mechanics within the cartridge itself were faulty.

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My canon pixma 480 has thin horizontal lines. tried cleaning and deep cleaning where is the head alignment tool?


The instructions as copied from the Pixma 480 "onscreen manual." (Only the text -- not the images -- could be pasted into the solution. Hope you can follow the text.) Steve G.

Prepare 2 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

1. Make sure that the power is turned on, and load 2 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

2. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

3. Print the print head alignment pattern.
- Press the Menu button.
- Select Maintenance, and press the OK button.
- Select Print head alignment, and press the OK button.
Note: To print the current head position adjustment values, select Head alignment print in the Maintenance menu and press the OK button. See Selecting Menus on the Top Menu Screen.)
- Select Yes, and press the OK button to print alignment sheet.
- Check the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes and press OK button.
- Confirm the displayed message and press the OK button.

The Print head alignment screen appears.

4. Adjust the print head position.
- Check the printed patterns, and use the (Left) or (Right) button to select the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks for column A.
Note: If it is difficult to select the best pattern, select the pattern that has the least noticeable white streaks.
(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) Noticeable vertical white streaks
(C) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(D) Noticeable horizontal white streaks
- Repeat the same procedure to input the pattern number for each column from B to L, then press the OK button.
- Select Yes to continue printing, and press the OK button.
- The second page of print head alignment sheet will be printed.
- Confirm the message for print head alignment, and press the OK button.
- Check the printed patterns and use the (Left) or (Right) button to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable horizontal streaks for column M.
- Repeat the same procedure to input the pattern number for each column from N to R, and press the OK button.

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Please perform the following steps to ensure your printer is physically functioning.

1) Disconnect the printer cable that is connecting printer to the computer.
2) Turn the printer ON by holding down the POWER button for about 3 seconds.
3) Load A4 or LETTER size paper in the sheet feeder on the back of the printer. Press the SETUP button to enter Setup Mode.
4) Press the green button next to the LCD screen until you see NOZZLE CHECK is displayed, then press the COLOR button to print the nozzle check.
5) The printer will print a pattern displaying a number and a nozzle pattern with black & color. Examine the nozzle check pattern that has printed. Each staggered horizontal line and straight vertical line should be complete.
6) To exit the SETUP mode, simply press the COPY mode so that it is illuminated or the copy options appear in the LCD.

If the nozzle check pattern page doesn't print or if it prints with gaps or missing sections, the print head may need cleaning or the ink cartridge(s) may need to be replaced.

If the nozzle check pattern page prints correctly, the problem may be with your software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.

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What is E7 on the canon mp160, and not working anyway..


Hi,
When the head alignment sheet was not filled in properly Printer show E7.
  • Confirm circles on head alignment sheet are filled in properly MP160
Head Alignment Sheet The head alignment sheet was not filled in properly.Confirm the circles were filled in as follows:
Good example:

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Bad examples:

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If more than one circle is filled in, reprint the Head Alignment Sheet.
Print Head Alignment
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and open the paper output tray. (Confirm that the paper thickness lever is set to the left.)

    mp170_on_outputtray.gif

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder (or ASF).

  3. Press the <Maintenance> button several times until [P] is displayed in the LED.

    05sj00106_01.jpg

  4. Press the <Black> or <Color> button. The machine prints the head alignment sheet.

    05sj00115_01_en.jpg

  5. From each group, select the pattern which has the least visible streak.

    05sj00115_02.gif
    Example of the pattern with the least visible vertical streak

    05sj00115_03.gif
    Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

  6. Pencil in the circles on the left side of the selected pattern, using a dark pencil.

    05sj00115_04.gif
    < 1 > Good example

    05sj00115_05.gif
    < 2 > Bad example: Checkmark
    < 3 > Bad example: Line only
    < 4 > Bad example: Not dark enough

  7. Open the document cover and load the head alignment sheet on the platen glass.

    Note: - Place the printed side down.- Align the sheet with the alignment mark (shown by the arrow) on the lower right corner of the platen glass.

    05sj00115_06.gif Alignment Mark

  8. Close the document cover gently.

  9. Confirm that U is displayed in the LED.
    If U is not displayed, press the <Maintenance> button several times until [U] is displayed in the LED.

    05sj00106_08.jpg

  10. Press the Black or Color button.

  11. The machine scans the head alignment sheet and aligns the print head automatically.

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If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Make sure the EPSON Stylus CX3200 is turned on and not printing, and the Error light is off. Load plain, letter-size paper in the sheet feeder. Press a Menu button until you see Head Alignment, then press the Color Copy button to print an alignment page. On the test page, select the pattern with the two vertical lines most precisely printed on top of each other. You may need to use a magnifying glass or loupe. maint.6.7.1.jpg Select one pattern each for rows 1, 2, and 3. (In this example, pattern 8 is the best in each row.) Press the + or - button to select the number of the best pattern for the first row, then press the Color Copy button. Repeat this step for the second and third rows. Note: If you select a pattern other than 8 in any row, that pattern becomes pattern #8 the next time you align the print head. When you’re finished, press the Stop button.

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Hi ...

Well it looks like the head alignment sheet was not filled in properly ...
Confirm the circles were filled in as follows: Good example:

05sj00115_04.gif

Bad examples:

05sj00115_05.gif

If more than one circle is filled in, reprint the Head Alignment Sheet.
Print Head Alignment
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and open the paper output tray. (Confirm that the paper thickness lever is set to the left.)

    mp170_on_outputtray.gif

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder (or ASF).

  3. Press the <Maintenance> button several times until [P] is displayed in the LED.

    05sj00106_01.jpg

  4. Press the <Black> or <Color> button. The machine prints the head alignment sheet.

    05sj00115_01_en.jpg

  5. From each group, select the pattern which has the least visible streak.

    05sj00115_02.gif
    Example of the pattern with the least visible vertical streak

    05sj00115_03.gif
    Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

  6. Pencil in the circles on the left side of the selected pattern, using a dark pencil.

    05sj00115_04.gif
    < 1 > Good example

    05sj00115_05.gif
    < 2 > Bad example: Checkmark
    < 3 > Bad example: Line only
    < 4 > Bad example: Not dark enough

  7. Open the document cover and load the head alignment sheet on the platen glass.

    Note: - Place the printed side down.- Align the sheet with the alignment mark (shown by the arrow) on the lower right corner of the platen glass.

    05sj00115_06.gif Alignment Mark

  8. Close the document cover gently.

  9. Confirm that U is displayed in the LED.
    If U is not displayed, press the <Maintenance> button several times until [U] is displayed in the LED.

    05sj00106_08.jpg

  10. Press the Black or Color button.

  11. The machine scans the head alignment sheet and aligns the print head automatically.
Please vote if this helps .... Cheers :)

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Here's the solution from Canon USA:

Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: Print Head Alignment MP530

Perform Print Head Alignment Instructions to perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If diagrams or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is required. The print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually. Automatic Print Head Alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

  3. Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.

  4. Execute automatic print head alignment.
    1. Press <COPY> button.
    2. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    3. Press the left or right cursor to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN], then press the <OK>. (A pattern is printed and the print head is automatically aligned. It takes about five minutes to finish printing the pattern.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

Manual print head alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load two sheets of Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette.

  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

Hope this helps - fotobean

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Here's a solution from Canon USA:

Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: Print Head Alignment MP530

Perform Print Head Alignment Instructions to perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If diagrams or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is required. The print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually. Automatic Print Head Alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

  3. Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.

  4. Execute automatic print head alignment.
    1. Press <COPY> button.
    2. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    3. Press the left or right cursor to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN], then press the <OK>. (A pattern is printed and the print head is automatically aligned. It takes about five minutes to finish printing the pattern.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

Manual print head alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load two sheets of Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette.

  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

Hope this helps - fotobean.

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Perform Print Head Alignment Instructions to perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If diagrams or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is required. The print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually. Automatic Print Head Alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

  3. Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.

  4. Execute automatic print head alignment.
    1. Press <COPY> button.
    2. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    3. Press the left or right cursor to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN], then press the <OK>. (A pattern is printed and the print head is automatically aligned. It takes about five minutes to finish printing the pattern.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

Manual print head alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load two sheets of Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette.

  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

I hope it helps!!!

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to determine if it is the printer, try these :

>windows test page (printers & faxes, printer's properties page)

>self-test ;
Please perform the following steps to ensure your printer is physically functioning.

1) Disconnect the printer cable that is connecting printer to the computer, by unclipping or unplugging it from the back of the printer.

2) Turn the printer ON by holding down the POWER button for about 3 seconds.

3) Load A4 or LETTER size paper in the sheet feeder on the back of the printer.

4) Press the MENU button on the control panel until NOZZLE CHECK appears. Press the COPY button.

5) The printer will print a pattern displaying a number and a nozzle pattern with black & color. Examine the nozzle check pattern that has printed. Each staggered horizontal line and straight vertical line should be complete.

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