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CX 4200 ink

Is it possible for all 4 ink cartridges to go dry at one time? I have owned the unit for about 2 yrs. And it has not had much use.

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Re: CX 4200 ink

If its a liqiud type of ink can dry up but check if the cartridge has a leak

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1. Mono cartridge faulty, replace it
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How to Clean Print Heads

Method 1 of 5: Self Clean Program for Windows XP/Vista Users

1 Open the control panel menu and select "printers."
2.Choose the printer to be cleaned and right click. Select "properties" in the drop-down menu.
3. Choose the tab for cleaning. Various printers might have it listed under different names such as services, cleaning or maintenance.
4. Select the nozzles that should be cleaned, if applicable to your printer, and run the printer's cleaning program.
5. Print a test page and check results. Repeat cleaning 2 to 3 times if needed.

Method 2 of 5: Self Clean Program for MAC Users

Click on "system preferences" and select "open print and fax."
2. Choose the printer that needs to be cleaned and open "Open Print Queue" or "Print Queue."
3. Click the utility icon for the applicable printer and select "maintenance." Select "cleaning" from the pop-up menu and click "OK." You might have to choose the tank you want to have cleaned.
4. Run the head cleaning program and print out a test page. Repeat cleaning 2 to 3 times if needed.

Method 3 of 5: Manual Cleaning
Check your printer's owner manual for the location of your print head. Refer to the directions below if the head is in the printer and not part of the individual ink cartridges.
2. Remove the ink cartridges and dab hot water or isopropyl alcohol onto a cotton swab.
Rub the swab against the print head to loosen dried ink. You can also use a dropper to drip 7 to 10 drops of the isopropyl alcohol into the ink receptacle if your print head is deep in the printer.
4. Run the printer's own cleaning program 2 times and then let the printer sit overnight. Repeat the self-cleaning utility the next day.

Method 4 of 5: Cartridge With Print Head
  1. 1Soak the ink cartridge in a bowl of hot water overnight if your print head is inside the cartridge.
  2. 2Remove the cartridge from the water and dry it thoroughly with a paper towel.Put it back into the printer and run the cleaning program. Repeat 1 time if it does not work.
  3. 3Place the ink cartridge into a bowl of isopropyl alcohol and let it soak overnight if the hot water soak did not work.
  4. 4Remove the cartridge and wipe it off with a damp towel before drying it.Attempt the self-cleaning program again. If it does not work this time, you probably need a new cartridge
Method 5 of 5: The Vacuum method

  1. 1I replicated the way the printers themselves try tho clean the cartridges
  2. 2Using a Vacuum cleaner hose
  3. 3attach the printer cartridge to the vacuum cleaner hose with the cartridge upright, nozzle down using plasticine or blu-tack
  4. 4for no more than a few seconds at a time turn on the suction , regulate using the suction or curtains regulator on the vacuum cleaner.
  5. 5Repeat if necessary
  6. 6if the print cartridge is cleaned , ink will be visible , if its a multicolour cartridge the resultant ink will be black if all 3 jets are clean
  7. 7wipe off the residue ink with tissue or toilet roll .
  8. 8Refit & print test page as per other comments .
  9. 9This definitely worked for me and has no know side effects apart from the odd inky finger !
  • Print a page every 2 weeks or so and turn off your printer when it's not in use to keep the print heads from clogging.

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Hi Good day!!! if you try the head cleaning for 1 dozen of time and nothing has change, try this one method I'll give you, before you buy a new printer. all you need to have is a cleaning solution kit and a syringe.
1. remove the cartridge to expose the nozzle that feed the head
2. fill syringe with 2ml of your cleaning solution.
3. push end of tube over the nozzle that takes ink from the cartridge.
4.gently push the syringe allowing 1ml of cleaning solution to pass down the tube and into the head
5. leave the syringe in this position for couple of hours to allow the fluid to soak the dried ink particles.
6. after a couple of hours gentle push the rest of the fluid through the end
7. the next few prints may be contaminated with cleaning fluid and you are advised before carrying out any prints to do a full head clean using printer utility.
8. if after step 8 you still have a problem you can repeat the operation up to step 6, but instead of pushing the fluid through the head draw the fluid back into the syringe, and then back to the head, this causes fluid to move backward and forward in the head assembly, you should notice air bubbles and very small dried ink particles whist doing this. Please note while this product will remove stubborn dried ink particles it will not damage print head.

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1. Unplug the printer power cord and remove the back door.
2. Wipe the paper rollers with a lint-free cloth lightly moistened with distilled or bottled water. Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around.
3. Allow the rollers to dry completely, then close the rear door.
4. Open the print carriage access door.
5. Use a clean, dry cotton cloth to wipe the carriage rod. Move the carriage as needed to clean the full length of the rod. Do not lubricate the rod.
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2. Remove the cartridges.
3. Re-insert the cartridges.
4. Close the unit's lid or top cover.
5. Cycle the power to the device by turning the printer off for a few seconds.
6. Turn the printer back on.
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Wiping the cartridge contacts
1. Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover.
2. Remove the cartridges.
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Print a test page. If the problem persists, perform a hard reset as
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