Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
All vertical line i print out become zigzag
i have done the print head alignment many times
i even change a new cartridge
the problem only occur on COLOR cartridge, black is OK
Reinsert the color cartridge. Give print command for page. Open Preferences in print window. Open the Color tab. Click on Print in Color. (It may have been set for black only.) Try printing.
Posted on May 24, 2008
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!
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
It sounds like your print head my be blocked. On some printers they come with the cartridge, my canon has separate print head that can be replaced.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: I keep getting this message
The print head is the carriage that holds the ink cartridges and has tiny nozzles on the bottom that spray the ink on your paper. The nozzles have to be aimed (aligned) either automatically, or in WinXP with the following manual process:
1 Left click on the start button
2 Open "Printers and faxes" on the Start menu.
3 Find your printer on the printer list and right click on it once.
4 Select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
5 Click on the "Maintenance" tab at the top of the new window.
A selection page for all sorts of upkeep items is then shown. Manual alignment of the print head is one of the choices.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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