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Old 18-04-2008, 21:45
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Hello, lately i've been having a problem with my printer. When i print on Glossy paper i get these little dots that go across the whole paper they sorta look like this ::::::::::::. It just started doing this and if i print on regular paper i dont see the dots. This is my first printer and i dont know what i should do to get rid of the dots. Any advice? Thank You!
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Reinstall the drivers from the disk that came with the printer. That's the first step in solving this and may be the only step you need.
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thank you very much! I dont see the dots anymore after doing that.

Do you know why they just appeared like that?
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thank you very much! I dont see the dots anymore after doing that.

Do you know why they just appeared like that?
Glad to hear you got it fixed. It happens when one of the driver files required goes corrupt - could be any number of reasons for that.
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I'm starting to not like this printer lol, i have a new problem now.

I keep getting an error message saying "A print head is not installed or the installed print head is not compatible with this printer. Install an appropriate print head and close the cover of the printer."

The printer was printing fine and then the next time i tried to use it this error message came.

Any help? Thanks!
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Firstly, check that the carts are properly installed. Turn the printer on and open the top cover. The print head will move to the cart change position. Unclip each cart (one at a time), lift it a little and then push it back in. The light in the cart should come on and stay steady. This indicates the cart is porperly seated.

Do the above and let me know how you get on. There are a couple of other things we can do.

One other thing - are you using genuine carts or refills?
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I tried that and i still get the error msg. I'm using the carts that came with the printer but yes i do refill them.
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Hate to say it but it sounds like one of a few possible things has happened:

1. The printhead has zorched itself
2. The printer now thinks it's a foreign model of the same thing
3. Some other weirdness has kicked off..

Sorry I can't be much more help on that... but someone on nifty-stuff (google) may have come across it before and have a clue that may help.
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I'd bet it has to do with the refills. Are you sure the error message talks about the print head and not a cart? Try removing all the carts and then removing the print head. Check it for any obvious signs of damage. If it appears okay then reinstall the head and then the carts. Test........
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yeah it only talks about the print head and the orange light flashes 5 times. If i call canon will they replace the print head? I've only had the printer for a couple months.

I've tried removing the print head and i get the same error.
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So i just got off the phone with canon and they are going to send me a new print head.

So its not good to refill the ink tanks? Everything was working fine, so i dont know how this happened.
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So i just got off the phone with canon and they are going to send me a new print head.
Well that's a positive outcome at least.

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So its not good to refill the ink tanks? Everything was working fine, so i dont know how this happened.
Not necessarily, you do however need to be careful how you fill them and make sure you don't plug the vent hole (where the rip-off tape covered the top).

There's a long discussion on best ways to refill Canon cartridges on nifty-stuff* as well as numerous other places... One that seems to work quite well is the German Dutchstichmethod but plenty of other options out there.




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Yeah that's the site i visted to learn how to refill the ink, thats also the same method i use to refill.
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Yeah that's the site i visted to learn how to refill the ink, thats also the same method i use to refill.
Ah... cool... in that case I'd seek advice on there and then report back with a condensed version here... Chances are you'll get info overload when the regulars kick in
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Well that's a positive outcome at least.


Not necessarily, you do however need to be careful how you fill them and make sure you don't plug the vent hole (where the rip-off tape covered the top).

There's a long discussion on best ways to refill Canon cartridges on nifty-stuff* as well as numerous other places... One that seems to work quite well is the German Dutchstichmethod but plenty of other options out there.




*Apologies if I keep suggesting that site but for all things Canon it really is a very good resource.. and no' it's not mine (more's the pity!)
So its not good to refill the ink tanks? Everything was working fine, so i dont know how this happened.

well just to put in my 2 cents, if you can afford to use the genuine canon carts then you are better off alot less hassles and the colours are brighter and the carts last longer and they dont void your waranty with canon
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