View Full Version : Scratchy Prints

12-08-2007, 03:05 PM

Canon 850i, not a bad printer IMHO but as of late I get streaky\scratchy prints even on just B+W text. I have done deep cleaning, realignment etc to no avail.. just asking if anyone may have a clue about what I can do here at home to clean or fix.


12-08-2007, 03:47 PM
This from Canons Web site [Quote]
Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: The Print Head may need replacing - i850

Replacing the print head

The print head may need replacing if, after all print head and ink tank troubleshooting has been performed:

The nozzle test appears broken or to have horizontal white streaks.
One or more of the colors is missing from the Nozzle Test.
The colors are incorrect on the Nozzle Test.
A print head error is indicated on the unit.
The printer powers off when the print head is installed.[End]

Also you can look in the area of the print cartridges are, and see if there is any "fluff", hairs etc, and remove these.

12-08-2007, 03:51 PM
Hey Thanks for that..