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Print head cleaning utility.

I've been trying to find the print head cleaning utility, and well.. i can't find it.. anyone can help me? i would like to try running it first before soaking my print head in alcohol.. it's blocked i guess..

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    I have the same problem.. but my printer is not hooked up to a PC ..its the printer for a Tecan Sunrise microplate reader.. anyone know how to activate the head cleaning function through the actual printer

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I cannot remember if the tools menu is embedded in the properties of the printer driver. The previous poster I believe is correct. If it does not appear, go to start, run, all programs, then select the HP or Hewlett Packard section and look for an HP Toolbox or similar utility that will have options for cleaning/aligning/testing the printer..

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The best way for you to do is go to control panel and click on printers... if your printer is installed in your computer it'll appear after you click on the printers... then right click or double click your printer model icon.... your cleaning utility will appear on your screen after....

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Go to "Printers and Faxes" in the control panel, right click on the correct printer, select "printing preferences," then "features," then "printer services." A window will open and choose "clean the print catridges." You may clean it several times if need be.

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