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mx882: magenta prints fine in documents but all photos it streaks every 1/2"


My MX882 printer prints good magenta in documents, but in photos magents streaks 1/2" lines every other 1/2".? I have pulled the printer head and used the warm water cleaning, but same thing? Any ideas?


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Hi tomblumber,


First, please make sure that the installed ink tanks are correct and full of ink. The correct order is:




Next, please print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink is ejecting properly from the print head. To do this, please follow these steps:


1. Make sure that the machine is turned on


2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette.


3. Open the Paper Output Tray and then open the Output Tray Extension.


4. To print the nozzle check pattern:


4-1. Press the Setup button.


4-2. Select Maintenance, then press the OK button. The Maintenance screen is displayed.


4-3. Select Print nozzle check pattern and then press the OK button. The pattern print confirmation screen is displayed.


4-4. Select Yes and then press the OK button.


The nozzle check pattern is printed and the pattern confirmation screens are displayed alternately. Please compare your printout to the example that has been attached to the bottom of this post.


If they differ, perform a few cleanings. Please perform the following steps to perform a Deep Cleaning:


1. Press the Setup button.


2. Select Maintenance then press the OK button.


3. Select Deep Cleaning and press OK.


4. Press OK to select Yes.


The Deep cleaning will be performed. After 2 or 3 cleanings, print another test page.


Does the test page print correctly?


If not, please contact our support group using the following link:


MX882 Nozzle Test.jpg

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No, I've done all the cleaning, Deep cleaning, alignments etc. Thant cam be done. Also pulled the print head and did 4-5 washing's. Everything works but the magenta only shows a hint of color and it is not even pattern.
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