MP830 Cyan Ink won't print
I have fixed the problem with my MP830 not printing black. It was the print head. I took the print head out and noticed that the black was clogged.
Apparently as the print head uses such fine jets to get the quality levels up, it seems to be quite common for the print head to become clogged.
There are many ways of unclogging the print head, allot of people I read about used alcohol type liquids to clean with, but I was able to get mine unclogged using warm water, a syringe and some good quality paper towel.
Its a tedious process, but you have to unclog all the dried out ink out of the print head. Some people suggested soaking the print head over-night in water or alcohol, but I was too impatient for this method.
There are two small screws which I undid, this allows the print head to come apart and give you better access to clean. using warm water in a syringe(large needle and body-the type used for re-filling cartridges) squirt water into the offending color hole. you should be able to see all the dried ink comming out.
The paper towel is used to bleed the water and ink through the printhead slots.
If anyone is interested in the method which worked for me, feel free to drop me an email and I can offer some more details, maybe would be easier with a few pics too.
I am outta time, kind of hard to explain in a few paragraphs.
My printer was 2 weeks out of warranty when I did this, there was no way I was going to pay a cent more for a new print head thats for sure.
Use this method at your own risk.
Feb 24, 2008 |
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