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Bad color The test prints show no yellow and limited red so I assume I have a print head or two clogged.  The color prints really badly.  How do I manually access the print heads to clear them?

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  • zoems Jan 03, 2008

    I know how to do this and it isn't working. I wondered how to actually get inside the machine and clear the heads.
    Thanks,
    Janet

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    Won't let me clean print heads. Tells me to put in new cartridge. Changed cartridge and did a "clean heads twice and tried the third time and was told to change cartridge again.

  • lhousel Aug 31, 2008

    I went through two cartridges and never got the number of prints expected.

    Now it says the ink saturation pad is full and will not clean again.

    Any way to clean the ink jets? Lighter fluid ? compressed air? alcohol?

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Follow these steps to clean the print head using the control panel on the printer:

1. On the Main Menu, press UP or DOWN arrow to highlight More Options, then press OK.
2. Press UP or DOWN arrow to highlight Maintenance, then press OK.
3. Press UP or DOWN arrow to highlight Clean Print Head, then press OK.
4. Press OK to begin cleaning the print head.
*NOTE: The cleaning takes several seconds, during which the message 'Cleaning print head. Please wait.' appears on the screen.
5. When cleaning is complete, you see a message asking if you want to print a nozzle check pattern. To see if the nozzles are clean, load a sheet of photo paper, then press OK to print the nozzle check.
6. Check the pattern to see if there are any gaps in the lines. If there are gaps, press OK to clean the print head again. If there are no gaps, press Cancel to go back to the PictureMate Main Menu.

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Follow these steps to clean the print head using the control panel on the printer:

1. On the Main Menu, press UP or DOWN arrow to highlight More Options, then press OK.
2. Press UP or DOWN arrow to highlight Maintenance, then press OK.
3. Press UP or DOWN arrow to highlight Clean Print Head, then press OK.
4. Press OK to begin cleaning the print head.
*NOTE: The cleaning takes several seconds, during which the message 'Cleaning print head. Please wait.' appears on the screen.
5. When cleaning is complete, you see a message asking if you want to print a nozzle check pattern. To see if the nozzles are clean, load a sheet of photo paper, then press OK to print the nozzle check.
6. Check the pattern to see if there are any gaps in the lines. If there are gaps, press OK to clean the print head again. If there are no gaps, press Cancel to go back to the PictureMate Main Menu.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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