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Printer prints majenta

My test pattern shows column B to be blank, so it must be stopped up. How can I repair it?

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  • blazena Aug 28, 2008

    My printer is a Canon, not HP, and it has separate color cartridges. All of the cartridges work except the cyan. I replaced it with a new cartridge, but it is not coming through, and on the test pattern, it does not show up at all. That's why I think the printer itself is gummed up somehow, and need to know what I can do to repair it.

    thanks.

  • JohnSBrown52 Sep 29, 2008

    I had the same problem with Bank E. All of my prints tend to have a blue cast to them. I replaced the print head with a new one and I still have the same problem. This problem began after a few months of inactivity, however, I did have a computer crash and got a new computer (Dell XPS 630i) to provide the extra horsepower of processing photos. I can't imagine the computer being the problem. Has there been any history of a bank of color not printing such as a logic issue? Any ideas?

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Properties, Printing Preferences, Maintenance tab for nozzle check and cleaning. Sometimes HP cartridges that have three colors run out of one or two colors at different times. If you try everything else and are going to get rid of the cartridge anyway, pull open the paper label on top and put a few drops of water in. Let it sit. If that doesn't work, you can alway get a refill kit, but they are messy and lose a lot of ink.

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    Terri Popiel Aug 29, 2008

    Some printers have removable print heads. I had a Canon like that. It was an orange piece that could be pulled out of the printer. The ink cartridge did not have a print head at all, but depended upon the printer's print head to regulate the ink. It may be able to be cleaned or replaced. The Canon I bought a few years ago cost $50 with ink, while a removable print head was $40. This is an excerpt from an article I saw on the internet:

    Often times, just soaking the print heads in distilled water with a little bit of rubbing alcohol or ammonia can do the trick. (You could also use a special cartridge flush solution, but that's going to cost you more money). Go ahead and remove the print heads from your printer and just soak them in any of the above liquids. Depending on the blockage, soak them for 10 minutes up to an overnight time period. This method works well by breaking up the bits of dried ink and it should eventually create a clear ink passage again.

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Follow these steps:-


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Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.

  • Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the <ON/OFF> button again.

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  • Replace the print head, and then press down on the locking lever.
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  • Close the scanner unit.
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Note: If you have difficulty on Column A when choosing between two patterns, use the larger value number.

  • Repeat step 7 for columns B to F. If you have difficuly choosing between patterns for Columns D, E or F, use the smaller value number.
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  • For the G column printed pattern, use the [<] or [>] button to scroll to the value with the most solid box in the column.

Note: If you have difficulty on Column G when choosing between two patterns, use the smaller value number.

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  • Repeat steps 11 and 12 for Column H on the printout.
  • When print head alignment is complete, the machine will return to standby mode.


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

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

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

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    <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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I'm sure you have fixed this by now... But solution is...
Check the hammer phasing. Adjust hammer phasing if
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6. On the control panel, press the = + > keys to unlock the ENTER key.
“ENTER SWITCH UNLOCKED” briefly displays. (If “LOCKED” displays,
simply press = and > again. This is the default key combination. The lock/
unlock key combination can be programmed by the user. If = + > does
not unlock ENTER, get the combination from the user.)
7. Press the ; key. “OFFLINE / DIAGNOSTICS” displays.
8. Press >. “DIAGNOSTICS / Printer Tests” displays.
9. Press >. “Printer Tests / Shift Recycle” displays.
10. Press ; until “Printer Tests / Phase Printer” displays.
11. Press ENTER. The display shows “Printer Tests / Phase Printer” and the
test begins. The current phasing value is printed on the left of the printed
pattern of all H’s. As the pattern prints, compare the H’s to the figure
below. If the phasing needs adjustment, go to step 12. If the phasing is
OK, go to step 15.
12. Press >: The current phase index displays. Press > again: An asterisk (*)
appears next to the phase value.
13. Press < to increase or ; to decrease the phasing index value, then press
ENTER to activate the value as it prints. Continue to increase or decrease
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14. Press = twice: “Printer Tests / Phase Printer” displays.
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