Question about Canon PIXMA MP240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My Canon MP240 suddenly began printing streaky lines at regular intervals on the page. In between the print is good. I have done all maintenance functions without success. I think perhaps the roller may be at fault. Do you have any ideas?

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  • margandwally Apr 12, 2011

    HI GM,
    Thanks for your tip. Unfortunately, there is no green or orange lever on the side of the cartridge holder, so we were unable to release the mechanism at all. Any other ideas which might help, please? Cheers, MC

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Try Pulling the print head out and cleaning it manually

  1. First remove the cartridge
  2. lift the orange or green lever on the side of the cartridge holder and pull the print head out.
  3. Fill a saucer with boiling water, about 2mm deep
  4. Place the head in the boiling water and leave for about 2 mins. Dry before replacing in printer
  5. While the head is out have a look in the printer for any excess ink on the rollers or where the cartridge head "rests". Clean with tissue paper if needed.
  6. Re-assemble the printer, replace the head and cartridges and test.
I hope this helps
Regards GM

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

  • Grant Meier Apr 12, 2011

    Sorry, The print heads for this printer are actually built in to the cartridges themselves.

    Pull the cartridges out, and do steps 3 to 6 above.
    Sorry for the mis-understanding.

    Please let me know how it turns out
    Regards
    GM

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