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MG5420 has lines after printing

My  MG5420 all of a sudden has lines through it. I have cleaned the printer heads like suggested and aligned it, but it is still doing it.  Any other suggestions?

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Registered: ‎07-28-2014

Re: MG5420 has lines after printing

Hi nsrush83,


Because printhead cleanings did not clear this, the issue could be caused bythe encoder/timing strip in your PIXMA MG5420 being dirty or smudged.  To clean the encoder/timing strip, please follow the steps outlined in the following Knowledgebase Article available from Canon's web site:


If the issue persists, your PIXMA MG5420 would require service. You are eligible for Canon's Upgrade Program.  This is for out of warranty units which have been diagnosed to require service, or for some reason are incompatible with a new or upgraded system.  This option allows you a one-time opportunity to purchase a replacement product, discounted from the list price.


To help you get up and running quickly, we also offer free standard shipping (if the order is completed by 12:30PM ET).  If you would like to take part in this option, please call our Sales Department at (866) 443-8002 seven days a week, 8am to Midnight.  Let them know you have been working with technical support and the Canon Upgrade Program was offered.

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