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PIXMA iP4700 printed lines have suddenly started blurring.


Hello, experts.

I've had this printer a little over a month. Last week it started blurring any print in the center of a page.  Today that spread to the entire page.  I have put the thing through head realignment, deep cleaning, tray cleaning, roller cleaning, and still no improvement.  Running on Win10pro with USB cable.

Anybody know what to do about this?

Thank you.



Hi, imaginator!

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Hello, Danny.  It's a PIXMA i4700.


Please try cleaning the encoder/timing strip of your PIXMA iP4700.  To clean this part, please follow the steps outlined in the Knowledgebase Article below.  The article is for a different model, but the steps to clean the encoder/timing strip are similar:


After cleaning the encoder/timing strip, please print again.


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