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I've just installed new ink for the first time (245XL and

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I've just installed new ink for the first time (245XL and 246XL) and the prints now come out a very pale grey or color. I've done the printer allignment, the ink check and a deep cleaning, but they continue to print a very pale version.
JA: What's the exact make and model of your printer?
Customer: The original inks that came with the printer printed beautifully.
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: the computer is a PC (windows Vista)
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: the printer is Canon Mx492
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's all for now
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Richard replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for your question, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you.

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Can you please remove the power to the printer (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the printer, turn it on and tell me please if it is now operating correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It still prints at about 50% pale
Expert:  Richard replied 7 months ago.

Thanks

Can you remove the ink from the printer then power it off.

then using a Q-Tip with cleaning alcohol (or warm water if you do not have any), clean out the areas where the ink goes in.

Then use a damp cloth and wipe down the inside of the printer.

Once done, let it dry for 10 minutes

Then put the ink back in, power it on and tell me if it then prints correctly please

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Unfortunately, it still prints at half the normal intensity...no improvement
Expert:  Richard replied 7 months ago.

Thanks

It is the internal printhead that has faulted, this now confirms it

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the printer to have this replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the page, then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you