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Make sure that the power is turned on.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the cassette (lower).
Open the paper output tray.
NEXT, on the printer lcd screen
(1) Press the MENU button.
(2) Select Setup, then press the OK button.
The setup menu screen will appear.
(3) Select Maintenance, then press the OK button.
The Maintenance screen will appear.
(4) Select Print nozzle check pattern, then press the OK button.
The confirmation screen will appear.
(5) Select Yes, then press the OK button.
Please give this a try and let me know how it works out for you.
This is a Canon MX922. Correct?
Thank you. Please give me just a moment to double-check my instructions and to see if there is an alternative way to perform the nozzle check.
Those are the correct instructions per the Canon Support site for the Pixma MX922 printer. Here is a link to a more in-depth description of how to perform the steps that I provided, complete with illustrations.
Please let me know if that helps.
I have also found an alternate method to perform the nozzle check from your computer.
Use Your Computer to Print a Nozzle Check Pattern
Open the printer driver setup window
Click Nozzle Check on the Maintenance tab
The Nozzle Check dialog box opens.Load paper in the machine
Click Print Check Pattern.
Printing of the nozzle check pattern begins.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.The Pattern Check dialog box opens.
Check the print result
Check the print result. When the print result is normal, click Exit.
If the print result is smudged or if there are any unprinted sections, You can perform a cleaning of the print head.
Cleaning the Print Heads from Your Computer
The print head cleaning function allows you to clear up clogged print head nozzle. Perform print head cleaning if printing is faint or a specific color fails to print, even though there is enough ink.
Open the printer driver setup window.
When the Print Head Cleaning dialog box opens, select the ink group for which cleaning is to be performed.Click Initial Check Items to display the items you need to check before performing cleaning.
Make sure that the machine is on and then click Execute.
Print head cleaning starts.
Do not close the paper output tray until the cleaning is complete.
The Nozzle Check dialog box opens after the confirmation message.
Check the results
To check whether the print quality has improved, click Print Check Pattern. To cancel the check process, click Cancel.
If cleaning the head once does not resolve the print head problem, clean it once more. After two cleaning sessions, if there is still a problem, please perform a deep cleaning.
Deep Cleaning is more thorough than cleaning. Perform deep cleaning when two Cleaning attempts do not resolve the print head problem.
Click Deep Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
When the Deep Cleaning dialog box opens, select the ink group for which deep cleaning is to be performed.Click Initial Check Items to display the items you need to check before performing deep cleaning.
Execute deep cleaning
Make sure that the machine is on and then click Execute.Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
Print head deep cleaning starts.
Do not close the paper output tray until the deep cleaning is complete.
Complete deep cleaning
If there is no sign of improvement after Deep Cleaning, switch off the machine, wait 24 hours, and then perform Deep Cleaning again. If there is still no sign of improvement, the ink may have run out or the print head may be worn.
Here is a link to the user manual for this printer just in case you should need it in the future:
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That's ok. I found another way for you to do it. Please read though the previous instructions about doing this from the computer. Try that. If you have difficulty getting to the printer driver setup window, let me know what your operating system is and I will walk with you through it.
If you're not sure, you should be able to use one of these links to find out. Or, if you prefer I can connect to you remotely and work on this while you watch.
Can you click this link and tell me what you see please?
From the Apple menu, choose About This Mac. Your version of OS X appears directly below “OS X
If it was necessary to proceed to cleaning, after clicking Click 'OK' the Print head cleaning starts.The Power lamp will blink and print head cleaning of the print head nozzles starts. The blink stops when print head cleaning is over. Until print head cleaning completes, do not try other operations. Print head cleaning will take about 60 seconds.
After cleaning, print the Nozzle Check Pattern again to examine the print head status. If all is well, you're done. If it is still not satisfactory, run the cleaning cycle once more. If that doesn't resolve the issue, try a deep cleaning.
Print Head Deep Cleaning:
Did this work for you or do you still need help?