Open the Paper Output Tray, then open the Output Tray Extension.
Fold a single sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in half widthwise, and then
unfold the paper.
Load this and only this sheet of paper in the
Rear Tray with the open side to the front.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. For
details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
"Inside" in "Main Components" of the User's Guide
Perform bottom plate cleaning.
(1) Press the Maintenance button repeatedly until
(2) Press the Black or Color button.
The paper cleans the inside of the machine as it feeds through the machine.
Check the folded part of the ejected paper. If it is smudged with ink, perform Bottom Plate
If the problem is not resolved after performing Bottom Plate Cleaning twice, the protrusions
inside the machine may be stained. Clean them according to instructions. See "Cleaning the
Protrusions Inside the Machine" on page 42.
When performing Bottom Plate Cleaning again, make sure to use a new piece of paper.
Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Machine
If protrusions inside the machine are stained, wipe off any ink from the protrusions using a cotton
swab or the like.
Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power cord before cleaning the machine.
(A) Load the paper after unfolding it.