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  • landmperry Nov 25, 2008

    installed new ink and only one color is showing

  • eoinanna Dec 19, 2008

    black nozzle clogged

  • ilya 2 Mar 14, 2009

    My Main Black print head is completely clogged. No ink reaches the paper.

  • k_lupton May 10, 2009

    3eBK print head still blocked after clean and deep clean

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Greetings,

There are a few different solutions floating around the net for Epson nozzle cloggging.
Here are a couple of links I have found helpful:

1. http://www.atlascopy.com/newsletters/How_To_Clean_Clogged_Inkjet_Print_Heads.htm

And this one goes a little deeper:

2. http://www.ehow.com/how_2078853_clean-clogged-inkjet-print-heads.html

This one was also helpful:

3. http://eddiem.com/photo/printer/unclog/unclog.html

I used the soaking in hot water and it worked perfectly.
It took about an hour to disassemble the carriage and head and put back together, but it is worth it.

Good Luck,

Dean.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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How do you find a blockage in head?


These are the clogged print heads print outs..

CMYK Print heads are clogged

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K Print head clogged

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How to clean a Clogged/Blocked Print Head/Cartridge..


If you fault is according to user manual, a defective Print Head/Cartridge... The Print Head/Cartridge., maybe so clogged, and clogged up so deep that can not be cleaned in the normal way. Then, the printer can not communicate with the computer at this point. So you can't send the cleaning command to printer.
Here's what to do:
1. remove all the Print Head(s)/Cartridge(s).
2. Take out the Print Head/Cartridge. by releasing the lock lever. Look in the "Easy Setup Instruction" Step to find the location. Obtain a manual. (You can download it from manufacturers web site)
3. Put the Print Head/Cartridge. in a plastic zip lock bag. (Test the bag is air tight.)
4. Soak the covered Print Head/Cartridge. in hot water (hottest setting of the tap) for 5 minutes. The high temperature will soften up the clogged ink.
5. Immediately install thePrint Head/Cartridge. (Must be be dry) in the printer, and install all the ink cartridges.
6. Turn on the printer. If this works, you should not have a working printer, Now then, Most Important. Start the cleaning process from the computer. Run the cleaning several times to deep clean it.

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Cannon MG6120 printer will not print text. I have cleaned print heads several times. I think I have a clogged print head. Which of the 2 black ink cartridges prints text? How do I clean a clogged print...


I think you need to do is reinstall you software driver for the print program and start with known parameters. Then you can try to clean the heads. You should get something out of the printer if the heads are plugged it might be a dot or smear on the paper.

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Canon mx860 clogged nozzle


Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out and blocking 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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My brother DCP 165c printer does not print black ink, colored are okey. nothing is seen in LCD about this error


If you do not get an error in the LCD screen, it usually means that your Print head is clogged: try running a couple cleaning cycles using your printer inbuilt utility to try to 'clean' the Print head.
If this does not clear the clog head, try using a new original Brother black cartridge (which contains special solvent to prevent clogging) and repeat the cleaning cycles a couple times again.
If the problem persist, you could try buying a print head cleaning cartridge to 'dissolve the dried up ink' as Brother inkjet inbuilt print head are very difficult to access and clean!
Hope it helps & good luck!

May 01, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have a Epson stylus the print has white lines on the letters as well as the photos. i have cleaned done head cleaning several times alignment no use it still prints the same


It seems that the print head is clogged.
You can choose to live with it by print at slowest speed (best photo or things like that) Or you may try to fix, however, it requires some skills.

A. USING ALCOHOL
1. Check if what print head was clogged: Print a test page. 2. Look at the test page, identify incomplete lines. what are there colors? For instant, blue line: clogged on blue head 3. Remove the ink tanks, and pump alcohol through the clogged print head 4. Do head cleaning to see if it works
If it does not work, try B method. Please only do this if you have experience on disassemble a printer, or you have nothing to lose, because incorrect handling parts from printers will kill it forever.
B. DIPPING THE PRINT HEAD IN BOILING WATER
1. Remove the ink tanks,. 2. Remove all the cables connect to cartridge 3. Remove the cartridge 4. Boil some pure water ( Aquafina of Pepsi is the best) until small bubbles appear 5. Dip the head of cartridge ONLY in boiling water for 2 minutes. 6. Put all things together.


Mar 26, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Not printing all colours, heads clogged? Printing red and blue but not yellow.


Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or viceversa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. Make sure that the yellow ink is not empty. If it's not empty, head may be clogged.

Leaving your printer on takes very little power. Every so often the printer sends a signal to cycle the ink in the heads so it doesn't clog. If you turn your printer off, the next time you turn it on it will do a cleaning which wastes a lot of ink. The excess ink is soaked up by the waste pad beneath the printer. When the waste pad is full, the printer stops working. Unless you want to spend more than the cost of the printer or waste a lot of time on a messy cleanup you will end up throwing the printer out. So shutting it off actually shortens its life.

How to clear blocked print heads:
-leave the printer on for a day
-run several head cleanings and print the nozzle check pattern
-if that doesn't fix it, remove the cartridge(s) from the blocked head and drop alcohol where the ink enters the printer.
-reinsert the cartridges
-run one head cleaning
-wait about an hour then run some head cleanings.
-dip the print heads in Isopropyl Alcohol overnight, which you can buy from chemist

If that still doesn't work, your heads may be clogged to the point where they need repair or replacement, which will probably cost more than a new printer.

Dec 11, 2010 | HP Photosmart D5160 InkJet Printer

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My printer is showing error code 5200.i took it to the store i bought it from and the electrician said that the printing board is damage.can it be fixed.


Hello

Well, i dont exactly know if the electrician has given the correct diagnosis, but then i could be wrong as well. SO here is my opinion.

According to the error code, http://pixma.ulmb.com/?p=226, the error #5200 means "Print head temperature rise error".

Some of the nozzles of your printer are clogged. The print head will overheat because it does not have ink going through the nozzles to cool it. This explains that your printer prints again after cooling. But you continued to print repeatedly, the print head may have been destroyed due to overheating. Printing solid color on Canon printer, while the print head is clogged, is the quickest way to kill a print head. This kind of instruction may work for other printers. But it is certainly NOT for the Canon printers.

When a Canon print head is clogged, only printing nozzle check is allowed. Otherwise, you are putting your print head at risk. Trust me because I killed an i550 print head this way while learning how to unclog print head.

Really hope this can be of help.

Kind regards
Andrea

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New print head installed not working well


First thing I would look for is something on the print head contacts. Also is it a new black ink tank? Your old tank may be clogged and thus the ink can not even travel to the print head.

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Does anyone know how to remove print head?


The print head nozzles is clogged but good. None of the cleaning the machine can do will clear it. Been there and trid that. Doesn't work. The clogs need to be dissolved with a specialty clog buster and probably will need to soak at least 24 hours, maybe more. Don't deep clean any more as you will put so much in in the absorbent blotters on the inside of the printer that you will trigger an error code and not be able to print until the absorbant pads are replaced by a service tech for about $100.

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