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Printer does not print good copy after doing several head cleaning operations and having enough ink in cartridges.

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If the print has horizontal lines of 'missing print' do three head cleqans don't move the printer or switch it off, now leave it overnight - letting the head soak in fresh ink- in the morning, do one more head clean and then print the nozzle check.If it's poor photocopying it is most probably because the print quality for photocopy is set to a low setting. The manual will explain how to change photocopy print quality. Hope this helps

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Cleaning head and nozzles


Cleaning the Print Head


r_bullet.gifUsing the Head Cleaning utility
r_bullet.gifUsing the control panel buttons

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.


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  • Print head cleaning uses both color and black inks. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if the copy quality drops (for example, blurred printout, incorrect or missing color.)
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  • Use the nozzle check first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
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  • When the Error light is on and a message appears on the LCD panel to prompt you to replace the ink cartridge or to indicate the ink is low, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.


Using the Head Cleaning utility

Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.


For Windows

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.


r_1.gifMake sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.


r_2.gifMake sure that this product is on and the ! Error light is off.


r_3.gifAccess the printer software.r_arrow2.gifAccessing the Printer Software for Windows


r_4.gifClick the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.


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Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.


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r_6.gifWhen Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.


Good: print head does not need to be cleaned yet.


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Not Good: print head needs to be cleaned.


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If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.


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  • If the copy quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn this product off and leave it alone overnight. Then, perform the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.
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  • If the copy quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. If the copy quality remains a problem after replacing the ink cartridges, contact your dealer.
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  • To maintain good copy quality, we recommend copying a few pages at least once every month.

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I have a Cannon i550 printer that does not print from the yellow port. Have done alignment, clean ports, both choices, and still does not print yellow. And yes there is ink in the cartridgy. Any...


Perform print head deep cleaning from the printer driver.
1. Right-click the printer icon, and then select 'Properties'.

2. Click the 'Maintenance' tab, and then click 'Deep Cleaning'.

maintdeep.jpg 3. Select the nozzles that need to be cleaned and click 'OK'.


4. Read the message displayed, and then click 'OK'. The power lamp blinks and print head deep cleaning starts. (Do not perform any other operations until print head deep cleaning is complete. Print head deep cleaning takes about 1 minute.)

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How can I stop ink spots on photos and documents?


Ink leakage can occur if the bulk ink reservoirs are at a level above the printer. Let the two in the same level.
This can also occur because of quality of paper or ink.

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Refilled black ink cartrige and i can't get it to print at all. done more deep cleans than i want to remember, still will not print. done nozzle clean also. i have refilled this cartrige several times...


You may need a newer cartridge
See if the printhead has any abnomal markings.
You can compare it with the color printhead.
If the printhead is good, see if the ink is flowing through the printhead.
Fill the ink cartridge to maximum
Squeeze the sides of the ink cartridge, ink should flow out.
If ink is flowing out, remove any excessive ink with a paper towel.
Install ink cartridges, do NOT do any cleaning cycle.
Since your black cartridge is full, cleaning may cause it not to print.
Do some black copy operations.

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I have a HP Deskjet 882C printer and for the past month we are having problems printing text (B&W). We have removed the black ink cartridge and it still has a lot of ink in the cartridge. When we put a...


To clean the HP Inkjet print cartridges from the HP Toolbox, using a Windows operating system, perform these steps:
  1. Double-click the HP Toolbox icon on the computer screen.
  2. Click the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Clean the print cartridges and follow the directions on the screen.
If the print quality improves after completing this sequence once, but the quality is still not quite good enough, repeat procedure. Start at Step 1, or click the Clean Again button on the final cleaning window. If this process does not improve the print quality, the HP Inkjet print cartridges might be low on ink. See the document that is provided with the black HP Inkjet print cartridge for instructions about how to use the ink level sensor to determine if the cartridge is low on ink. Replace the HP Inkjet print cartridges, if appropriate.

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Constantly cleaning the print head


I feel you should take it back. Under warrantee?

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Light in color and won't copy dark. It come out light purple


you may try
1) color ink cartridge--- no enough ink or the cartridge ink channel dryer and constipated, refill ink and put down the cartridge bottom surface to water a little for 1 hr, then set back. or change a new cartridge if not fixed go next
2) print head--- the ink channel dryer and constipated, take out print head clean it's ink channel using cleaner or steep in water (do not touch circuit pin area with water) 20 minutes or longer. then set back and test (you can do more times), still not fixed, your print head have to change.

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Installed all new ink cartridges and now poor printing results


Dear louis,
You have done right thing by cleaning the print head. If the print head still clogged after repeatedly cleaning, It seems that the print head need to be replace with new one. Make it sure by printing nozzle check pattern. Is it good or not?.
Regards,

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Canon Inkjet Printer Forum

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Cannon mp830 prints all colors but yellow


Your print head is likely toast.

The only way to be sure is to test out your purge unit (aka capping assembly).

This assembly provides the suction when you use the cleaning function. One test is simply to install a new oem ink cartridge, do a bunch of cleanings and see that it is actually emptying the ink out of the cartridge (look in the cartridge and see that the ink is being used up).

Since you said you have tried several cartridges, I would hope this means you know 100% for sure that the ink level in the cartridge is going down (you cannot rely on the level indicator in your driver software).

Since your purge unit is working, then your print head is either so clogged that the purge unit isn't strong enough to clean it, or the print head is defective.

Remove the print head and inspect the bottom. Give the bottom surface (and no more) a rinse under very hot running water. Blot the bottom surface on paper towel and see if there is any yellow ink coming off in the paper towel. If you can find a tube that will fit over the yellow ink well in the print head (the part that contacts the ink cartridge) try and force water through the tube and see if a fine mist comes out the bottom of the print head. If yes, then the head is not clogged. If no, leave the print head to soak for several hours. A saucer with a small amount of water in it will do. Just let the bottom surface of the print head contact the water (the cap off of a can of spray paint usually works for this)

Let the print surface soak for a few hours, or even over night. Reinstall the print head and give it a deep clean. If it still does not work, call your local Canon repair shop and check the price of a replacement head.

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Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. You may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines.

When you don't turn on your EPSON CX3200 for a long time, the print quality can decline. It's a good idea to turn on your EPSON CX3200 at least once a month to maintain good print quality.

1. Make sure the EPSON CX3200 is turned on but not printing, and the Error light is off.
If the Error light is flashing or on, you may need to replace an ink cartridge.
2. Press the left Menu button on the control panel several times until you see Cleaning and then press the Copy button.
Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the EPSON CX3200 makes some noise and the Operate light flashes. Never turn off the EPSON CX3200 while the Operate light is flashing, unless the EPSON CX3200 hasn't moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes. setViewedFAQCookie(14082, 31605);

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