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No printing New ink, cleaned multiple times, used cleaning fluid inserted with syringe. Left over night. Still does not print. Sounds like everything is working.

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  1. check your ink tube to the right of the ink cartridges....go thru "change ink" sequence but just move the spring loaded reservoir to the right to ensure the tub is connected in all places and will flow freely
  2. reset eprom by powering on w/"color" and "stop" buttons depressed...wait for flashing to stop...push "color"...power down...power up

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4.gently push the syringe allowing 1ml of cleaning solution to pass down the tube and into the head
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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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PART B - RECOVERY/FLUSH PROCEDURE
1. GENTLY INJECT RED FLUID: Remove the CAP assembly (If not already removed). Place a paper towel in the
cavity where the cap was. Position the printhead over the towel. Remove any ink cartridges. Using a syringe with
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2. REPLACE THE CAP and RE-INSTALL THE OLD INK CARTRIDGES: Move the CR assembly to the left and
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I had same problem. I must have ran the clean cycle more than 30-50 times over a period of days. That never made any difference. I was about to toss the whole thing but figured I would try one more thing. If it didn't work I would be in no worse shape. Here is what I did.
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I had 3 Canon i550 and i560 printer, unfortunately if you use non original inks and leave the print head with no ink cartridge for some hours the ink can dry inside the print head = dead.

I have try several methods of cleaning print head and waste a lot of time on this, finally here some suggestions:
- use pure alchool (at least 90 °) to clean the print head, you can also use clear water but after you had to rinse with alchool because alchool removes the left water that can cause shortcircuit when you power on the print head.

- the electrical connections of the print head (brown ribbon with integrated circuit path) are very fragile if you decide to unmount the print head removing the 2 phlilips screws you must be VERY careful

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Take a look to the service manual also for other inspirations:
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Get a syringe and some ammoniated cleaning solution or cartridge flush. You get cartridge flush off ebay - I use the JR brand, but that is my personal preference.

Remove the ink cartridges. Take some kitchen paper and fold it up so you can lay it in the bottom of the cartridge carrier leaving the wicks (The spikes upon which the cartridges sit) accessible.

Take the syringe and fill it with the cleaning solution. With a torch look closely and notice the small holes in the top of the wicks. You are going to flush out these wicks with your cleaning solution and the needle of your syringe.

Push the needle of the syringe into the hole of the wick. DO NOT APPLY ANY PRESSURE when inserting the needle. Use no more than the weight of the loaded syringe. Once inserted, SLOWLY depress the plunger of the syringe to ejecta few ML's into the wick. Do this for each wick and then leave the machine for at least an hour.

Repeat this several times replacing the kitchen paper each time you do it. When the cleaning solution starts to run clean you can start to eject the fluid with a little more speed to wash it further into the head. Again leave for an hour each time. Once you are sure you have dissolved as much ink as  you are ever going to, you should proceed to do an intensive under head cleaning as per my previous post HERE. Also put a good amount of cleaning solution into the pump cap (the bit under the head when it is in the park position) and top it up as it seeps away.

Once that is complete and you are again sure you will not get it any cleaner, get a full set of brand new and GENUINE cartridges. DO NOT be tempted to use cheap compatible cartridges for this maintenance exercise. Put the new carts in and allow the machine to charge the ink. Keep an eye on the pump cap and keep topping it up with cleaning solution. If the solution does not get sucked out of the pump cap, then you have a further problem and you should let me know here so I can help you sort that.

Print a nozzle check and see how it looks. If it still shows some gaps, run a couple of cleaning cycles via the button panel and print another check pattern. If there is little improvement after a couple of cleaning cycles do another manual under head cleaning.

You will eventually get the print back. For future reference, if you are leaving the machine unused for a while - leave it with full genuine ink carts. The genuine carts have an anti coagulant that helps to stop the ink solidifying in the head.

Let me know how you get on

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