Question about Canon Pixma MP480 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I just replaced the ink on my MP 480 after it had been sitting idle for several months. Apparently, the print heads are clogged. I have tried using the utility to perform both a cleaning and deep cleaning, but some colors still won't print. How do I remove the print head to clean it manually?
THe print heads are an integral part of each cartridge. When you remove the cartridges you actually remove the print heads. You will need to open the top front panel to access the print carriage which moves left and right over the paper under it. Using cotton swabs you can apply rubbing alcohol to the places the cartridges rest upon and absorb all the dried out ink. Be sure you toss the old cartridges out before you reassemble. If you need to store any ink type printers REMOVE ALL CARTRIDGES and clean off the receivers on the print carriage!
Posted on Dec 31, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take out the cartridges first, then the printhead will come out easily. Grab it at the top, and gently Pull out. That'll do it good Luck!!
Posted on May 31, 2007
I have successfully managed to clean the print head with isopropyl alcohol by placing a flexible plastic tube over the cartridge seat, filling the tube partially with the alcohol, then blowing very hard through the tube. The alcohol does not appear to harm anything.
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
SOURCE: smeared lines
Okay, this was the problem I posted a few days ago. It's fixed now, so in case you have the same problem with smearing, here's what the help desk from Canon suggested: Open the cover and remove the ink cartridges. There is a gray lever in front of the cartridges. Lift this lever and the printhead can be easily removed.
Our printhead had a buildup of black ink on the surface. I carefully removed this with rubbing alcohol. I let the printhead dry and replaced everything. No more smearing. Imagine a help-desk that actually helped!
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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