1. Clean your print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores
. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.
*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish
to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3. Put enough solvent in dish
to cover the screens on which the cartridges
sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx
20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges
and it will print like a new printer.
SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges
, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your printer in new condition.With the printer on, open the lids and wait for the ink tanks to center, as when you put new ink tanks in. Unplug printer. With a flashlight, good tweezers, and small hands (or enlist the help of someone who has them, or get loooong tweezers), reach in over the right where the ink tanks usually rest. Carefully remove the two pads which are held in only by a formed rubber foot. These two pads are porous but stiff plastic. Rinse them in water (in a bowl and carefully so that you don't lose them down the sink!) until the water stays clean. Thoroughly dry them by gently squeezing between paper towels. Swab area that they were sitting in with cotton swabs if you see any pools of loose ink. Replace pads. Reset printer's computer
Reset ip2000 / 3000
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not,
press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal..