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Printer Head needs removal to clean dried ink

Read out said Cyan empty, replace. before able to replace message says no ink cartridge. place ink cartridge and close cover. suspect ink is dried on sensors and needs cleaning. How to remove to clean?

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    This response is a little helpful -- I can see the flag in the bump and it seems stuck there in spite of being nearly full.  Very frustrating -- I's love to print in just black right now instead of deal with this.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    we had a power outage and after the power came back on my printer says "unsupported ink cart. U059 Blk."
    I've removed the cartridge and cleaned the printer head, and still nothing.

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Not a cleanable type head, filiment gets burnt, when ink is not around it when printing is done. Ie dodgy ink blocks lines or has air in it and has permanently stuffed the print head, fix on brothers is replace head, cost excessive.,..time for the bin and the newfound wisdom that inks aint just inks.

Ink empy or no inks is read in ink well compartment via a black flag in ink cartridge that must be up and floating as not to obstuct photocell in well area.. check the rectangler bump in rear middle of cartridge. All cartridges must have flags up ie not empty, seeing ink does not indicate a cartridge with ink, a little is always left to prevent air entering system, hence machine calling out no innk cartridge to prevent damage...

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When the printer says "install C" it is referring to the Cyan (blue) ink cartridge. If this is not a new cartridge, you might have to replace it. If this is a new cartridge, try following these steps.

1. Unplug the power cable.
2. Remove all 4 ink cartridges.
3. Close the ink cover
4. Plug the power back in.
5. Wait for the machine to warm up and tell you that the ink is empty.
6. Reinsert all 4 ink cartridges.

If you keep getting the same message you should try another cartridge. You can put the yellow cartridge in the blue spot to see if you get the same message. If you get the same message then the machine is broken. If you get a new message then the cyan cartridge needs to be changed.

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Please Try This, I am sure it is going to workout.


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