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# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

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Cleaning head and nozzles


Cleaning the Print Head


r_bullet.gifUsing the Head Cleaning utility
r_bullet.gifUsing the control panel buttons

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.


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  • Print head cleaning uses both color and black inks. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if the copy quality drops (for example, blurred printout, incorrect or missing color.)
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  • Use the nozzle check first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
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  • When the Error light is on and a message appears on the LCD panel to prompt you to replace the ink cartridge or to indicate the ink is low, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.


Using the Head Cleaning utility

Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.


For Windows

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.


r_1.gifMake sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.


r_2.gifMake sure that this product is on and the ! Error light is off.


r_3.gifAccess the printer software.r_arrow2.gifAccessing the Printer Software for Windows


r_4.gifClick the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.


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Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.


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r_6.gifWhen Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.


Good: print head does not need to be cleaned yet.


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Not Good: print head needs to be cleaned.


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If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.


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  • If the copy quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn this product off and leave it alone overnight. Then, perform the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.
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  • If the copy quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. If the copy quality remains a problem after replacing the ink cartridges, contact your dealer.
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  • To maintain good copy quality, we recommend copying a few pages at least once every month.

Apr 14, 2013 | Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One InkJet...

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Are the ink cartridges just a few copies, I have new copier and print is very faint


Hi,

You need to clean the print head and insert the cartridge and check, whether it is working at fine because a dirty printer header will not allow the right formulation of the basic cyan, magenta, and yellow to print and comes up with the yellow color and not red.
If you still face the problem after cleaning print head then you need to check for a clogged nozzle. Clean the nozzle and then try printing it will work fine now.
To clean the print head from the Utility section found in the printer driver, clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. Furthermore, you can clean the print head by Using a cotton Q-Tip & Isopropyl Alcohol and gently rub the print head with alcohol.

Hope this helps.

If you still have any queries, please feel free to ask us.

Shane

Mar 03, 2011 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Problem with printhead please consult user guide


Use the printer's utility program to self-clean the printer. This process may need to be repeated as many as 5 to 10 times. Often this will resolve the problem.

Turn the printer off, preferably overnight, if the self-cleaning utility has not worked. The ink may need to soften before the self-cleaning utility will be successful. Turn the printer on and try the self-cleaning utility again several times.


Determine from the owner's manual where the print head is located. Epson printers, for example, are usually in the printer. Many other brands place the print head in the cartridge.


Remove the cartridge. For models where the print head is in the printer, drop seven to 10 drops of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) down the ink receptacle area. This is the hole where the ink flows into the head from the cartridge. Run a few self-cleaning utilities. If necessary, allow to sit a few hours or overnight and repeat the self-cleaning utility.


Soak the cartridge print head in hot water if the print head is in the cartridge. Allow to soak overnight. Dry the print head area with a paper towel. Repeat the self-cleaning utility.


Place the cartridge print head in isopropyl alcohol if the hot water soak did not unclog the print head. Leave the print head covered in alcohol overnight. Use a damp paper towel to wipe off the print head area. Dry carefully. Try the self-cleaning utility again.


Purchase a new cartridge if the alcohol soak did not unclog the print head in the cartridge. This will provide new print heads that won't be clogged. Contact a service technician for repair of print heads in the printer if the alcohol did not unclog the print head.

Mar 01, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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The colour is faint, a new catridge was installed


Hi there,
When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in the ink tanks, the print head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles.

Step 1 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If white stripes are noticeable
Step 2 : "Aligning the Print Head"
If print quality is poor
Step 2 : "Print Head Cleaning"
if the problem remains
Step 3 : Print Head Deep Cleaning"
if the problem still remains
Step 4 : Replacing Ink Tanks.

Note : * If the ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, contact the Customer Care Center.
* You will be alerted if low ink warning is enabled.
* When the Maintenace button on the operation panel is pressed, the maintenance mode is shown. Numbers and functions that can be selected on the maintenance mode as follows :
01 : Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
02 : Print Head Cleaning
03 : Print Head Deep Cleaning
04 : Aligning the Print Head
05 : Reset the ink counter.
06 : "Display" or "Not Display" remaining ink volume.
07 : Date and order setting.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern : Print the nozzle check patterb to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect,
1) With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter paper in the printer.
2) Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
a) Press the Maintenance button,
b) The Maintenance icon and 01 appear on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button. The nozzle check pattern is printed.
3) Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer.
a) Lines missing in this pattern indicate that the print head of black ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
b) White stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head of color ink requires cleaning. Perform the Print Head Cleaning.
c) Uneven patterns indicate that the print head requires alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.
d) Noticeable white stripes in this pattern indicate that the print head require alignment.
Perform Aligning of Print Head.

Print Head Cleaning : Clean the print head if you suspect that the nozles might be clogged. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so perform print head cleaning only when necessary.
1) Ensure that the printer is on.
2) Start print head cleaning.
a) Press Maintenance button.
b) Press right arrow once to display 02 on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button.
Important : Do not perform any other operations until the print head cleaning finishes. This takes about 50 seconds.
Note : After the print head cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the print head nozzles are clean.
If the problem persists, perform printhead deep cleaning.

Print Head Deep Cleaning : If print quality does not improve by standard print head cleaning, try print head deep cleaning, which is more powerful process. Print head deep cleaning consumes ink, so perforn this procedure only when necessary.
1) Ensure that the printer is on.
2) Start Print Head Deep cleaning.
a) Press Maintenance button.
b) Press right arrow twice to display 03 on the LCD.
c) Press the OK button.
Important : This process takes one or two minutes to complete so simply wait until the Power lamp stops flashing.
Note : After printhead deep cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the printhead nozzles are clean.
If the printhead is still not clean after the second deep cleaning, replace the ink tank.
If ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, the print head may be worn out. Contact the Customer Care Center.

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Dec 07, 2009 | Canon i475 InkJet Printer

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It doesn't print in black but prints in color


Hi, To ensure this is only an issue with the black, I recommend printing off a nozzle check. This will show you if this problem is effecting any of the other colours.
To print a nozzle please refer to chapter 12 page 115 of the manual,
If colours are missing I recommend cleaning the print head. You have two options for cleaning the print head a normal clean and a deep clean, start by doing a normal clean if required try doing a deep clean.
You can download the manual here:
http://www.fixya.com/support/p360568-canon_multipass_mp390_all_in_one_inkjet/manual-10203#

Dec 01, 2009 | Canon MultiPASS MP390 All-In-One InkJet...

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A horizontal line appears on prints every 9/32 of an inch, especially on lighter prints


The following a step by step instructions for the printer issue:
Confirm the ink tank(s) are properly installed
Perform print head alignment
Perform Print Head Cleaning - iP4500
If the prints are faint or streaks are printed, the print head nozzles may be clogged. Those phenomena can be improved by performing print head cleaning or print head deep cleaning. Also, you can check the cleaning results by printing the Nozzle Check Pattern after cleaning.
Remove tape from the ink tank and make sure the air hole is clear
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Aug 09, 2009 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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I HAVE A CANON MP 760 PRINTER THE MAGENTA COLOUR LINE IS TWO TONED WITH DARK AND LIGHT PINK . SO WHEN PRINTING PICTURES THERE IS DISTINCT LINES CAN SOMEBODY HELP HAVE TRIED THE CLEANSING REPLACED THE...


You need to conduct the following steps:
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
The nozzle check pattern shows if each print head nozzle is operating properly.

You can also print the nozzle check pattern from your computer.
  1. Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) or cassette.
  2. Press <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source.
  3. In either COPY, PHOTO, or FILM menu screen, press <Menu> button.
  4. Press the left or right arrow to select [Maintenance/Settings], then press <OK>.
  5. Use left or right arrow to select [Maintenance] and press <OK>.
  6. Use up or down arrow to select [Nozzle Check] and press <OK>.
  7. When prompted to print a nozzle check pattern, use the up arrow to select [Yes] and then press <OK>.
    The machine prints a nozzle check pattern
Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing
If the printed nozzle check pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
MEMO:
a. Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink. Cleaning too often reduces the amount of ink in the ink tanks.
b. Print head cleaning is performed when you connect the power cord. Your machine may perform print head cleaning periodically to avoid clogging.
  1. In either COPY, PHOTO, or FILM menu screen, press <Menu> button.
  2. Press the left or right arrow to select [Maintenance/Settings], then press <OK>.
  3. Use left or right arrow to select [Maintenance] and press <OK>.
  4. Use up or down arrow to select [Print Head Cleaning] or [Head Deep Cleaning] as necessary and then press <OK>.
When prompted to clean the print head, use the up arrow to select [Yes and then press <OK>.

IMPORTANT:
If normal print head cleaning does not improve print quality, perform deep print head cleaning.
Print Head Alignment in Windows
If colors mix or streaks appear in the nozzle check pattern, perform the print head alignment.
The print head alignment can be performed either automatically or manually.
If the automatic print head alignment does not resolve the problem, perform the print head alignment manually.


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Aug 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP760 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer prints same goobly gook over and over how do i clear


Solution: Perform the print head cleaning procedure MP750 / MP780

Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed Nozzle Check Pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
  1. Press the <Menu> button on the printers operation panel repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears in the LCD.

  2. Press the left [<] or right [>] arrow buttons to select the cleaning setting you want. Select [HEAD CLEANING] or [HEAD REFRESHING] for deep print head cleaning.

    Note: [HEAD REFRESHING] uses more ink than [HEAD CLEANING], so perform [HEAD REFRESHING] only when necessary.

  3. Press the <OK> button.

  4. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and perform at least two Head Refreshings if the pattern is not correct.

Now if you mean not printing the letters correctly go to this site and download the drivers and reinstall them. Also you will find manuals on HOW TO sort of thing:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=10444#DownloadDetailAct

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May 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

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Can you help? After changing the cartridges, I keep getting a message about the ink head being incorrect...I am directed to press 'OK' which does not help; then to turn printer off and on again, which...


Cleaning your head might resolve your problem. Perform the below steps to clean the head:

Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed nozzle check pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head (Cleaning) or print head deep cleaning (Deep Cleaning). Note:
  1. Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink. Cleaning too often reduces the amount of ink in the ink tanks.

  2. Print head cleaning is performed when you connect the power cord. Your machine may perform print head cleaning periodically to avoid clogging.
Overview:
Step1:
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
To check whether the print head nozzles are clogged, print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
downicon.gif If the print quality is poor, perform print head cleaning.
Step 2:
Perform print head cleaning.
This unclogs the print head nozzles
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
To check whether the print head nozzles are clogged, print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If the print quality is still poor, perform two print head cleanings.
downicon.gif Print the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
Step 3:
Perform deep print head cleaning.
This is a more powerful cleaning.

Displaying the Maintenance screen
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on.

  2. Press the <Menu> button.

  3. Press the left or right cursor to select [Maintenance/settings], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the left or right cursor to select [Maintenance], then press <OK>.

Print Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. Press the Open button to open the output tray.

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  2. Load letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder (ASF) or the cassette.

  3. Display the Maintenance screen on the printer.

  4. Press the up or down cursor to select [Nozzle check], then press the <OK>.

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  5. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  6. Confirm the nozzle check pattern.
05sj00160_03a.gif 05sj00160_03b.gif < 1 > The normal nozzle check pattern
< 2 > The abnormal nozzle check pattern
< 3 > Some black ink lines are broken.
< 4 > White lines are present in the color ink pattern.
< 5 > Both black and color inks are not present.

Note:
  1. When all patterns are printed normally, press the up / down cursor button to select "All A" and press the OK button.

  2. When any patterns are printed abnormally, press the up / down cursor button to select "Also B" and press the OK button.
Print Head Cleaning:
  1. Display the Maintenance screen on the printer.

  2. Press the up or down cursor to select [Cleaning], then press <OK>.

    mp800_cleaning.gif

  3. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK> to start print head cleaning.

    Note:
    Do not do any other operations until print head cleaning is completed.


  4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status.
Deep (Print Head) cleaning:
  1. Display the Maintenance screen.

  2. Press the up or down cursor to select [Deep cleaning], then press <OK>.

    mp800_deepcleaning.gif

  3. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK> to start print head deep cleaning.

    Note:
    Do not do any other operations until print head deep cleaning is completed.


  4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status.

    Note:
    If the printed result does not improve even after doing print head deep cleaning, turn off the printer. Then, after 24 hours or later, do print head deep cleaning again. (After a given time interval, ink could dissolve itself, resulting in ink unclogging.)

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Apr 22, 2009 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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PRINT HEAD - CANON IP4500 OR OTHERS


Please click the below mentioned link to download a word document containing clean print head procedure:

Canon iP4500- Clean Print Head

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