I got this machine about 5-6 years and just recently began having this problem. I believe it may just need to be taken apart and cleaned as my hubby and I both smoke but am unsure how to do this. I have of course cleaned all the reachable parts.
The streaks are probably caused by the yellow print head. This should be cured by doing a print head cleaning cycle in your machine menu or computer driver. If that doesn't fix it try cleaning the print head or replaceing the cartridge. The print head is located on the bottom of the cartridge. Use water and a cotton towel and gently clean the build up of ink. Just remember you may have to change the cartridge if this doesn't fix the problem. One more thing. There could be ink built up in another area causeing this also. This would require a technician. Thank you for your question, Bill
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There is a good chance that your color ink cartridge needs replacement. You can tray wetting a paper towel and putting in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds then placing the cartridge on it for a few minutes. This sometimes will correct that type of problem...Be careful the paper towel will be hot (handle with care).
1. The printhead in your printer might be scratched (evidenced by thin white streaks through your print). This is common, and the most likely cause. Printhead must be replaced. 2. Material might be stuck on your printhead (usually evidenced by wide white streak vertically through print). Printing surface of printhead can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol and cotton ball. 3. The ribbon might be wrinkling due to uneven tension, producing intermittent diagonal streaks in your print. This is somewhat common, but doesn't fit your description as well as 1 & 2 above. Mechanical adjustment and/or proper media loading solves ribbon wrinkles. 4. Poor pressure and/or printhead alignment. Evidenced by grainy, light or no print on one side or the other of the media. This is somewhat common, but doesn't fit your description as well as 1 & 2 above. Mechanical adjustment solves printhead pressure and alignment issues.
Hello sir; I never heard about developing mirror, only have scanning mirror, the problem you descript, I believe is developer drum and drum blade need to replace if your machine come with cartridge then you just replace whoek cartridge.
If this is only happening with copies and not straight prints, it is possible that the problem is with the scanning unit. Use the soft cloth to clean the scanner area to the left side of the machine where pages are scanned when run through the page feeder. A spec of dust or other debris in this area will appear as a streak along the length of the page.
If it occurs on all prints, You may need to replace the drum or clean the fuser unit.
Hi i am a canon technician that do a lot of work on these machines, i have seen many of these machines do over 1 million copies and rarely break down they usually are very reliable,
your streak colour problem sounds like it needs a ITB cleaning blade, if you open the front cover and release the waste toner bottle it sits in behind there just undo one screw and slide it out have a look and see if the blade is yellowish if so you need to replace it. Photocopiers are made to work all day they never need to rest, just rememeber these machines do have small drums but are good for 40k black at 10% coverage.
believe me get a new technician,
feed rollers in trays are good for 100.000 prints i like to change them about 60,000 copies but seen the feed rollers to 100,000 many times.
Prob the biggest problem with these machines when first realesed were low fuser volume about 80k and pretty stuffed heat rollers but they have fixed that issue now.
hope all this helps,
p.s. Ring canon direct they will give you a good local dealer to deal with
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Most likely the fixing film needs to be replaced. A few years ago Canon made the fixing films available to authorized dealers.The film itself should only cost a few dollars.The other thing might be the Drum unit itself.They are not so cheap.Independent dealers and service agents are generally cheaper than say, Ikon or Danka