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How do you clean the printer head

The yellow ink is blocked. Have run the head cleaning feature without any success.

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  • D McNeil Feb 25, 2012

    I had already done the head/nozzle cleaning procedure, so I need to get to the nozzle itself to somehow clean it out.

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HiIf you go to control panel..click on printers and scanners...there will be an option under you're printer to do a maintenance check. There are options there to do a head...nozzle cleaner and alignment
Hope this helps youKind regardsMichelle

Posted on Feb 23, 2012

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