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Slowly close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover).
Be sure to hold the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) firmly using both hands, and be careful not
to get your fingers caught.
If <CHECK INK> is displayed on the LCD after the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) is closed,
some ink tanks may be installed in the wrong positions. Open the Scanning Unit (Printer
Cover) and make sure that all the ink tanks are installed in the correct order directed on the
When you start printing after replacing the ink tank, the machine executes Print Head
cleaning automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head cleaning

When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect

When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in the ink tanks, the Print
Head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles.
If the ruled lines are shifted after running the Print Head maintenance, align the Print Head.
Before printing the nozzle check pattern or cleaning the Print Head, check the following;
– Open the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover), and make sure that all the ink tanks click into place and
then their lamps light red.
– If any one of the lamps is flashing, the associated ink tank is empty or running low. See
"Replacing Ink Tanks" on page
If an ink lamp is flashing even though ink remains in that ink tank, it is inserted in the wrong
position. Make sure that the correct ink tank color is inserted in each position. Open the Scanning
Unit (Printer Cover) and make sure all the ink lamps light. See
– If the ink lamp cannot light, press the
it. Make sure that all packaging material is peeled off the ink tank. See
Chapter 8
mark on the ink tank firmly until it clicks to fully insert
"Replacing an Ink Tank" on
"Replacing Ink Tanks" on
Routine Maintenance

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