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I changed the ink cartridges and it does not print at all. I changed them because I thought the other cartridges were dry from lack of use. I understand the printer head can become clogged. I am wondering how to clean it?

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Cleaning the head is done Via driver that come with the printer. Just go to control panel and select printers and faxes. right click on your printer as it shown in the list, select properties, then printing preferences, and search there for the head clean option. Every printer has it in a different menu but that is the general case.

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My printer only prints magenta\


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A color or photo cartridge is either low, clogged or has run out of one of the basic colors it mixes together to create the colors in your images. The printer cannot print correctly if it lacks one of the basic colors, even if it still contains some of the other colors. The cartridge may also be clogged. The cartridge must be replaced

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For models where the printer head is located in the printer, you can put 7 to 10 drops of isopropyl alcohol in the ink receptacle where the ink flows from the cartridge to the head. Turn the printer to self-cleaning mode. You can also leave it for a few hours or overnight before repeating the self-cleaning mode.

If the print head is located in the cartridge, soak the print head in hot water and let it soak overnight. Dry the print head part using a paper towel and switch it to self-cleaning mode.

If the hot water soak does not work, place the cartridge printer head in isopropyl alcohol and let it soak overnight. Wipe off the soaked area and dry it carefully using a damp paper towel. Turn the printer to self-cleaning mode to remove any dried ink.

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The black print head most likely is blocked with dried ink.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

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The old ink has probably dried, plugging the jets. Try going through the cleaning cycle (several times if necessary). If it begins to print at all then let the printer set overnight and try cleaning again.

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Havent used my printer in about a year, i have changed out all inks and used printer cleaning function for printer and ink, i have no print is my printer dried out or is there something else i can try


The problem is that the print color heads nozzles are blocked through lack of use and putting new ink cartridges will not unblock the ink nozzles. Inkjet printers needs to be use at least once a week to prevent nozzles from blocking up.
You need to replace the print-head with a new one.
NOTE print-heads are not cheap, it maybe cheaper to get a later model printer.

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Ran out of black ink. replaced cartridge. now


If it ran dry before you replaced it then you need to do a deep clean of the head. This can be done under the maintenance tab of printer properties. If that doesn't get it working then physically remove the print head and clean it with a water moistened cotton bud (make sure you use a separate cotton bud for each ink nozzle). Running a cartridge completely dry can (and often does) damage the print head (overheats due to lack of cooling provided by the ink flow).

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My Deskjet 3915 has gone over half a year without use and will not print. The paper is fed through and the ink cartridge moves back and forth, but no ink comes out. Any ideas?


You have committed the cardinal sin of inkjet printers, lack of use. The printer responds by letting the ink dry up in the feeder tubes and the printhead nozzels.
While it is possible to repair, time and dollars and cents (sense) say "Hey, it's time to buy a new printer!
Next time, if possible, print at least 1 page a couple of times a month. A pain, but it works.

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Turn off printer. Open Case. Move head carriage to parking position. Do suction from outlet pipe of head cleaning mechanic. It's for checking head. is there ink out? If printer not used for long time, may be ink inside head dried. Utility screen just show estimated not actually. If head clog, and do head cleaning more 5 times, screen show ink nearly out, but actually ink tank nearly full.

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When inkjet printers are not used much, the ink dries up in the cartridges and on the print head, causing poor printing, and, as the dried ink builds up, no printing at all. no matter how many times the cartridges are changed, the dried ink won't work out. Some people have had luck with this problem by using alcohal and a q-tip to clean the print head. If that doesn't work, you will need a new printer.

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Not printing


Try taking a paper towel, and spray it with Windex (with amonia).
Take the cartridge out, and wipe the bottom of the cartridge with it.
This will wipe away any dried ink on the print head.
Then if you take a dried piece of paper towel, and press down on the bottom of the cartridge by the heads for about 5 seconds, you should see a spot of ink.

If that doesnt help, then repeat the above steps and try it again.

Last resort, try a new cartridge.
Good luck.

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