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canon pixma mp150....the prints on my copies are very light,how

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canon pixma mp150....the prints on my copies are very light,how can i increase the darkens of the print/copy
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Robert Preston replied 6 years ago.

Robert Preston :


Robert Preston :

Most likely this is a print head issue. The print head is what the cartridges sit in inside of the printer. To attempt to resolve it, do the following:

(1) Open the printer and wait for the carriage to slide over
(2) Remove the ink cartridges from the print head.
(3) Use cotton swabs dipped in hot water to thoroughly clean the print head and each ink cartridge.
(4) Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab.
(5) Once finished, allow to dry and replace the cartridges
(6) Try to print something now

If that does not work then you have one of two possibilities:
(1) One of the ink cartridges is defective and causing the error
(2) If it's definitely not that, then the print head will need to be replaced.

Thanks and please click the green ACCEPT button after reviewing my answer.



this info is not helping me at all

Robert Preston :

How is it not helping?

Robert Preston :

If your copies are light all of a sudden, it's a result of the printhead.

Robert Preston :

It wouldn't just happen out of the blue for no reason.


it did ot just happend out of the lie


is there a function on the printer to increase the darkness of te print...i lost the manual

Robert Preston :

No, not specifically. Does it happen if you print from the computer and if you make a copy on the printer?


printing off the computer is fine...just making copies isthe problem

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
email me the answer once u have it
Expert:  Charlie replied 6 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I appreciate the question.

I am Charlie an would like to try and help.

  1. At the printer, press copy.
  2. Press menu repeatedly until image quality appears.
  3. Press the < or > to select standard (used for text only) or high (used for photographs)
  4. Press ok.

If this does not work

try setting the exposure intensity.

  1. Press Copy.
  2. Press menu repeatedly until intensity appears.
  3. Press < or > arrow to select Manual adjust or auto adjust. If you select manual adjust press ok, then use the < to decrease density or the > to increase density.
  4. Press OK. If you selected auto adjust the message (A) will appear on the LCD.

Please let me know if this helps.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
are u looking at the rite model??????????....there are no COPY or MENU bottons...they r SART(BLACK OR COLOR),STOP?RESET

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