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How do you clean the print head?

My printer won't print. I have removed the color cartridges several times and replaced them. That didn't work. I checked the paper feeder and everything appears fine. I have currently removed the cartridges and print head. How do I clean it? The amber light blinks 5 times

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Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.

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SOURCE: one colour won't print. tried new cartridge but

Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.

Posted on Aug 12, 2011

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