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Can I use methylated spirit as a substitute for isopropyl alcohol for cleaning small mechanisms in my copier?

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SOURCE: Cleaning Print Head on Zebra 2844

no i would not advise that as being a good idea

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The print head is clogged.Try unclogging manually.Open the cover and first remove the ink cartridges.Then open the holder and remove the print head.Run hot tap water and put the print head with the nozzles up to stream water.Hold that 5 mins then turn the print head around
with the nozzles down.Hold that for every color of 5 mins.Then put the print head in hot water with the nozzles down.Left it water about 15 mins and then you must very nice to dry.When the print head dry put it in printer and start cleaning.If this not help you need to replace the print head.It's part number is QY6-0049.

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SOURCE: The printer head needed cleaning so I used

They are normally quite hard to get to you might have to disassemble most of the printer. Also if you do this it might be a good idea to replace the ink soakup pads with new ones if they are too saturated.

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SOURCE: Cannot print magenta--have soaked head

Try this method to clear the blockage
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Rubbing alcohol or methylated spirits (denatured alcohol) from the drugstore or hardware store are ideal to remove ink stains, as long as the stains have not set. The alcohol neutralizes the pigment in the ink so it disappears. Either soak a washable garment in rubbing alcohol or methylated spirits, then wash as normal,[2] or use the following process:
  • Dip a clean cotton swab into rubbing alcohol.
  • Dab at the soaked up ink mark with the cotton swab (bud) or small sponge.
  • Repeat this each time with a fresh cotton swab or sponge, as many times as needed.
  • Dip another fresh cotton swab or sponge into cold water and dab the area to remove the alcohol from the fabric. For best results, let the fabric dry before trying to remove the ink stains again. Rubbing alcohol works best on a dry fabric, but after each application you must rinse it with water. The process of removing heavy ink stains is a lengthy, cyclical process of blot, rinse and dry.
  • Allow the area to dry. Wash the garment as normal.

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How to clean sticky pure one elite radio

You'll need lots of patience - a nice day in the garden, a new roll of kitchen wipe and a bottle of methylated spirits. THEN moisten the kitchen wipe with spirit and wipe an area taking care not to over wet and get spirit in radio. the wipe will pick up some of the goo but not much, so..............a new piece of wipe and just keep going. It took me about 2 hours, a quarter bottle of spirit and a whole roll of wipe but is was worth it! Good Luck!

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How to clean scanner

I would use ISOPROPYL alcohol to clean the glass area, rollers and white cover.
Do NOT use methylated spirit or acetone as some parts will dissolve.

Apr 04, 2014 | Canon MF-5950dw Copier

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The error message reads: communication between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts. What does this mean? I need to get this matter fixed, as I use my camera daily for my job. Can...

Try cleaning the electrical contacts on the back of the lens and in the lens mount on the camera body.

Do you have another lens and/or camera body you can try? Does this lens work on another body, or does another lens work on this body?

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Mouse stuck

Power off the laptop and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Remove any external devices, such as a printer, headphones or flash drive. Hold a can of compressed air at an angle and spray into the cracks around the stuck mouse keys. The compressed air should dislodge dust or other particles from the keys. Insert a toothpick into the cracks to remove any visible debris that may be stuck, being careful to avoid probing too deep. Wet a soft cloth slightly with Isopropyl alcohol or Methylated Spirits. Wipe the keys to clean up any surface debris. Dampen a cotton swab with alcohol, but do not soak. Carefully wipe the edges of the keys to remove any remaining debris. Hope this helps

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How do i clean the print heads on a oki c5200

With the top cover open, gently wipe the LED head(s) with the lens cleaner pad supplied with replacement toner cartridges. A soft, lint-free cloth with some isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)** can also be used.As the last step before closing the cover when replacing a toner cartridge or an image drum.
If you are experience poor print quality, including
- longitudinal white stripes or fading
- blurred letter edges
CAUTION! Do not use methyl alcohol or other solvents on the LED heads: this will damage the lens surface.

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Speedlite 430EXII Flash not working. Batteries OK Everything functioning except that it's not firing. Took 3 pics yesterday and then it stopped working. Regards Alan Paramor

Does it fire when you push the test button (red light)? If so make sure the contacts on the lens and on your camera are clean. My speedlites sometimes don't fire after heavy use and I clean the contacts with a soft cloth and some methylated spirits or isopropyl alcohol. Hope this works for you.

Jan 21, 2011 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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Forerunner 305 will not charge. Connection seems like it's not making between cradle and unit. If i wiggle it, sometimes it will briefly connect

Try cleaning the contacts on the back of the Garmin with an eraser then wipe the contacts clean on the Garmin and on the docking cradle with a rag dipped in methylated spirit or isopropyl alcohol.

Jan 15, 2011 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My dryer was squeaking really bad, so I sprayed WD 40 on the pulley & belt, squeaking stopped but the dryer also stopped turning. The pulley still turns but the dryer drum doesn't

The belt is slipping now. Need to clean the WD40 off, use methylated spirits, isopropyl or rubbing alcohol on a cloth.

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Canon 50D doesn't recognize new Speedlite 430EX II. Flash power is on and pilot releases flash.

Check the contacts on both the camer and the lens. I usually clean mine with methylated spirits or isopropyl alcohol. I have to do this every 3 months or so as dirt or even oils from your hands can stop the contacts from working properly.

Oct 30, 2010 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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