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  • redinthehead Dec 03, 2008

    where is the printer head and what kind of cleaning solution do I use?

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Try replacing the ink cartridge first, just to ensure it is not the cartridge.

If the printer still does not print, then try performing head cleaning procedure from printer software, under start menu in Windows.

If still no luck, then that means that the printer head is clogged with dry ink, or it is defective. The printhead must be removed and soaked in cleaning solution overnight.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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