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Cleaning the heads about a dozen times and aligning the heads about a half dozen times, got the printer working again, but after about 36 copies it went on the blink again and after cleaning the heads some more and aligning the heads, it only prints a few little lines, like the size of a thumbprint but the rest of the page is blank. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: canon pixma mp780 - vertical line on printing

Not sure if this will help but there is a small glass panel to the left of your flatbed scanner- this must be clean or else I get a black vertical line in my printing.

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SOURCE: I have blank lines through my printouts

Run the cleaning cycle. If that doesn't work, try to use an alcohol soaked swab on the print head. Some of the jets are clogged.

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SOURCE: Canon MP730 won't print at all (blank pages).

try to move the blue nozzel over the printing head to the from the right to the left and try, it will work

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If you look on the net this problem is very common. There is a good idea that seems to have helped heaps of people on fixyourowncomputer.com using WD-40. Worth checking it out

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SOURCE: smeared lines

Okay, this was the problem I posted a few days ago. It's fixed now, so in case you have the same problem with smearing, here's what the help desk from Canon suggested: Open the cover and remove the ink cartridges. There is a gray lever in front of the cartridges. Lift this lever and the printhead can be easily removed.
Our printhead had a buildup of black ink on the surface. I carefully removed this with rubbing alcohol. I let the printhead dry and replaced everything. No more smearing. Imagine a help-desk that actually helped!

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