Stripes in printout from Canon printer--beginning of the end?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wordmunger, May 24, 2007.

  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    I keep getting stripes on my printouts of my Canon Pixma MP500. I've cleaned and deep-cleaned the printer heads, but the problem keeps returning. Is this a sign that things are going south? Or is there hope that the problem will eventually go away? Any other ideas on how to fix the problem?
     
  2. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

    itsallinurhead

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    I am having the same problem with the same printer. It also double feeds pages sometimes.
     
  3. Lew macrumors newbie

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    You probably need a new printhead.

    This happened to me with my Canon i850 not long ago. I ordered a new PIXMA ip4300 from Amazon for about $85...not much more than a set of ink cartridges. Great printer!

    Lew
     
  4. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    $48 on Amazon for a new printhead

    $125 for a new MP 510....

    Decisions, decisions....
     

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