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My Canon won't clean its print heads

My Canon i860 has a dirty black print head, but it won't initialize cleaning. The queue just disappears without it doing anything. I have tried selecting just the black head for cleaning, selecting "all colors", and have tried both regular and deep cleaning. Nothing so far has made it execute. My Canon i860 won't print the black even though I've installed new cartridges.

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Hi,

Switch off the printer and disconect the USB cable for 30 seconds. deep clean on the black head to get it work properly.

IF this doesn't work then please follow the below 2 options to clean the print head.

Option
1:

It appears that the internal print head ports were clogged with ink. Try removing the print head and washing it in alcohol- when I did this i had clumps of congealed ink coming out of the tiny ports. The print head has two small screws underneath that I also removed and cleaned the ports inside by use of a syringe and alcohol. After I put the print head back together, dried it and ran an auto alignment - it all seems good now.

Option 2:

If your cartridge has been sitting outside for more than a couple of days, it is very likely that your print-heads may be clogged.

  1. Step 1: Place the clogged nozzles in warm water and soak them until the dried ink begins to flow from the nozzle.
  2. Step 2: After a few minutes of letting the dried ink flow, remove the nozzles from the water and dry it with a soft tissue or cotton swab.
  3. Step 3: Reinstall the cartridge and run the print-head cleaning mechanism (described in your inkjet printer's manual).
  4. Step 4: If this does not work, repeat the procedure.
  5. Step 5: If your cartridge still does not print after repeating, uninstall the cartridge and place it on a soft tissue or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol in an upside down position. Let the cartridge sit on it overnight.
  6. Step 6: Reinstall the cartridge and run the print-head cleaning mechanism (described in your inkjet printer's manual).
  7. Step 7: If none of the procedures above works, then you did your best, unfortunately you will need to purchase a new cartridge because the print-head is probably clogged permanently and/or damaged.
As you said even after installing the new cartridge it does not print then i think the cartridges are not recognised by the printer.

step 1: Run the print-head cleaning mechanism (described in your inkjet printer's manual) and attempt to print a few pages.

Step 2: If this procedure does not work, using the syringe supplied in your refill kit, inject air into the top air vent to clean the nozzles. A small amount of ink should be emitted from the nozzles upon injection. (The nozzle is the porous metal piece at the bottom of the cartridge)

Step 3: If this procedure does not work your print-head nozzles are probably blocked with dried ink. At this point use the syringe to take out as much ink as possible from your cartridge and read on to the next section.


Goodluck..

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Hi,

Have you tried power cycling the printer?

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