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Removing and cleaning Epson Printheads

I cannot get my printer to print. I have checked that the software and drivers are ok. I have also tried to clean the heads several times using the head cleaning utility But no ink prints onto the paper still. My ink cartridges are new and full.

How easy is it for me to remove the print head so that I can either clean it myself or take it to be professionally done please.

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I don't know how to remove the print head but if you want to clean it - check for mr.musculo solution from any market near you. Leave the print head in this solution (warmed at about 35 celsius) for several up to 24 hours.

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