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How do you clean the print heads?

How do you clean the print heads on my printer. I know there is ink in my color cartidge, but everything keeps printing in pink tones.

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To manually clean the cartridge, get a bunch of cotton swabs or lint-free cloths and some distilled water. Remove the cartridge (one at a time and do not keep them out for more than 30 minutes) Lightly moisten a swab and squeeze out the excess water. Wipe the copper contacts on the cartridge until no ink or dust appears.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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Attempt the manual cleaning at your own risk, this doesn't always work. When it does not work, it means your print head is damaged.

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Never keep printing when a cartridge is low or out.
Print a few prints every week. Not printing for weeks causes the printheead and the ink flow to clog!

Good luck. I just recovered my S820 and my i900D using the above cleaning method. Like everything else, your mileage may vary! It cost me $1.29 for distilled water and about an hours worth of time!

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