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I think my printer head have dry ink in the pins. Can I do this repair? I have an epson Stylus C86.

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Your best option is to apply damp to the printer head, simply feed a wet wipe/ baby wipe under the printer carrige, when it is off of course, and leave it overnight this should leech out anything in the nozzels and get ink flowing again. it is simply a matter of time and effort and most service centres wont have either.....

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Apr 16, 2009 | Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer

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If it hasn't printed anything for a couple of years then the print heads will be severely clogged with dried ink. Epson recommends printing a page or two every month to keep the heads clear. You need to try cleaning the print heads, its unlikely that one or two head cleans will clear a badly clogged nozzle. Try doing 4 or 5 head cleans, wait about 10 hours for the ink to soften and do another 3 or 4 cleans with a nozzle check after each. You should see a gradual improvement in the nozzle checks. If there is no improvement then you need a head cleaning solution such as this one:
http://www.powerklin.co.uk/?gclid=CNGDypir-JgCFQ4yQgodZlC4lw
Others are available just try googling "inkjet head cleaning".
Note that head cleaning uses between 5 and ten percent of your ink cart's, if any are low on ink, have some new ones ready.
If you need to know how to do head cleans & nozzle checks, the user guide can be downloaded from Epson here:
http://esupport.epson-europe.com/ProductHome.aspx?lng=en-GB&data=wsMoc1iChVFHuU002FlmukU002FlwLFmittYG0bE9gMlZoUifYkU003D

Hope this helps.
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As you have already done head cleans with no result, and you're sure you have good ink cartridges properly installed, then you can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If nothing, repeat the process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.

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If you have already have done 3 consecutive head cleaning and nozzle check from the computer, reseated the ink and replaced the inks, you printer already has a hardware issue. The ink delivery system is clogged and needs to be serviced. If your printer is within the 1-year period I would recommend that you contact Epson Tech support for other options otherwise, you would need to get printer repaired by an Epson certified service center. To locate a servicer in you area click on the link http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SuppProductSearch.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

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