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Cleaning the heads on a Epson Photo R300

Hello,, I have tried about 20 - 30 times now to clean the heads on my printer, There is ink left but when i print nothing shows. Is there any way i can manually take the print head out and clean it myself? Thanks in advance

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The heads are removable if you remove the back plastic cartridge holder first with pointed pliers then there are two screws at base accessable with printer intackted. you only have to set the carrage to cartridge change position to do this. once removed use a rubber tube on a cyringe filled with water and blow jets through several times and replace as removed....

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Unfortunately, the printhead can only be removed by disassembling the printer and paying for the parts if defective. It is just not worth it. If you have already tried new inks (just replace one - not all) and this number of cleaning cycles - there is nothing else. At this point replacing may be the best solution if you are out of the one-year warranty period.

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