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Clogged print heads

We purchased a used printer and got home to find that apparently there has been some kind of leaking in the past, there is a lot of ink build up under the print heads, at either end of the printer (under the ink cartridge holder "home" and the other end). This leads me to believe that the ink is also covering and clogging the underside of the ink cartridge holder, and so too.. the heads/jets/nozzles. Is there a way we can A) disassemble and clean the mess and B) ensure that this kind of thing doesn't happen again?

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Sure, you can do it. And it will happen again for long time using. Usually, it happened if using non dyes ink, like pigment ink.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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    karen_lancas Jan 23, 2013

    This is what we are most likely going to have to do. There is nothing able to get from the injectors to the paper because of the clogging. So we will tear it apart and clean every inch,

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    Anjazmoro Wicaksono Jan 23, 2013

    There is nothing........ Nothing at all? Do head cleaning, and see at oultet pipe of head cleaning pump. Is there ink "out" from the pipe? If yes, and nothing at all print out, problem is in head and/or mainboard.

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The ink dried up in the print head. A printer should be used at least every two weeks to keep from drying up the ink. You may have to replace the print head or have it serviced.
This is not much help. Bud

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Not printing magenta ink and tried cleaning heads already

Hi, one or two head cleans won't clear a clogged nozzle. Try doing 4 or 5 head cleans, wait about 10 hours for the ink to soften and do another 3 or 4 cleans with a nozzle check after each. You should see a gradual improvement in the nozzle checks. If there is no improvement then you need a head cleaning solution such as this one:
http://www.powerklin.co.uk/?gclid=CNGDypir-JgCFQ4yQgodZlC4lw

Others are available just try googling "inkjet head cleaning".
Note that head cleaning uses between 5 and ten percent of your ink cart's, if any are low on ink have some new ones ready. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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I've had similar fun(?) with my Epson. The best solution that I've found is getting by a drafting (or crafts) supply store and getting a jar of Rapiograph, Koohinor, or drafting pen cleaner. With any kind of luck all you'll need to do is 'flood' the print head a bit (let the solution pool around the cartridge intakes), and set a few minutes, then do the Nozzle check.

The next step if that doesn't get it, is to get an old 'empty' cartridge, add a teaspoon or so to the cartridge, then insert as usual- be quick, as the ink inside has been greatly diluted!

Cycle the printer off & on several times allowing 3-5 minutes between the first & second cycles. What happens during cycling is the printer 'charges' then 'empties' the internal ink tubes; the solution is drawn back and forth, washing out the tubes and jets.

Make sure that your cartridges are 20+% full when using them to print. Epson was one of the bad guys that showed empty ink supplies when they were still full.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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