Question about Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet Printer
How to remove print head for cleaning
The print head is the black plastic bracket at the back and bottom of the unit that holds the ink cartridges - it looks like one piece but its actually two. Remove the four ink cartridges and the just pull the back of the black plastic unit forward and lift out. There are no clips and it comes out effortlessly.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
I have 5 print cartridges also. I took out the print head by first putting up the grey piece that holds the print head/cartridges in place. It has a handle on the right side.
Once I had done that I was able to take out the print head pulling it gently straight out the front. Don't pull on the entire carriage, just the print head inside it that holds the cartridges.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
Cleans up well with IpA. In the uk you can buy from Maplins. In the US use windex. I wash the head in warm water first and then cleaned the head with ipa using cotton buds. No problem after that. ado
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
FixermanO - I tried to remove the print head from my MP780 but it doesn't seem to lift out easily for me. Am I doing something wrong? I notice that you mention 4 print cartridges and mine has 5 so wondering if you were using a different one?
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Press the button on the right hand side of the printer. Lift the lid, pull up the little gray handle. Rock the print head container a bit and you'll see a little metal bar. Grab that and pull straight up.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
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