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How do you clean print head of the Epson Stylus C87plus printer? Some line not clear even though ink levels are OK.

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Open the cover, while your printer is still ON. Take the ink out from the printer, off the power for the printer. If you are able to see a plastic horizontal material, wipe that material very gently using a soft tissue. Might you will need to wipe it twice, replace the same ink and on your printer. Hope this works and try to dust out any dirt you can find on the rolller. Thanks

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Have try to clean by software, HP software driver bundled a maintenance software to cleaning, if by software didn't work try this :
Remove print cartridge from printer. and then dip a cotton swab in hot water or isopropyl alcohol and rub it against the print head. This should loosen any crusted ink.
put your cartridge back to the printer then do clean with software again to make sure. see the result

Note :
Be careful, especially if you use isopropyl alcohol to clean your print heads: Some printers use rubber gaskets; if you get isopropyl alcohol on the gaskets, it could dry them out.

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1. One method is with Q tips and denatured alcohol .
2. Some printer heads just need to be replaced. They are designed to fail after so many prints.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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