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How do you clean the ink jets on a cannon S820?

Printer does not print.  Ink in good  supply.I think the jets are stopped and I can't find the way to clean them.

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  • ernest_mcgra Dec 11, 2008

    I found my owners manual.  I could not, at first , get the utility drop down, but somehow I found it.  Followed directions, 3 times and Olay, it worked.Thanks.

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Best way I know of cleaning blocked heads is to run them through a cycle in an ultrasonic bath filled with warm water. Failing that then you will need to replace them.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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