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If you remove the cartridges you will see a coper with fine pins sticking out. use alcohol or spirit on a cloth and rub the pins gently then use same process on the cartridge side were the pins meet.

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I am not sure what kind of printer you are talking about but if it's inkjets use rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth.

Posted on May 09, 2008

Use a damp cloth just water, which should solve the problem.

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Well I can tell you how to clean the heads but I doubt it will cure the tape chewing problem.

First you need a can of Servisol Video 40. You can get this from electronic shops such as Maplin (UK) or Radio Shack (USA). Amazon and e-bay also sell it.

Remove the top cover of the VCR. You can unplug it if you wish, but you might want to use it with the cover off later. You should be able to see the video head - the large cylinder. Spray the sides of the head with the Servisol. With a cotton bud wipe the sides of the head. The head should be shinny and clean when you have done. Now locate the other video heads. These will be square shaped with wires coming out of them. They will have shinny surfaces too. Spray the shinny surface and wipe with a bud. You might also want to clean the rubber roller, simply spray and wipe. It's a good idea to clean all the surfaces the tape touches. If you don't know which, watch the tape playing when you first take the lid off. If you watch the tape playing it will show you which part is chewing the tape. Often it's caused by the rubber roller which is worn.

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You can also check the user manual if you can get something like that.

I wish you best of luck.

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Hi, have you clean the printer head, if yes, have you done maintenance check on it, because all this will help put your printer in good post, if yes, i suggest you change the printer head for effective performance.

I wish you best of luck.

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You need to dissasembly the hole printer to take out the print head.In case you wish to do this don't use alcohol. Use hot water or some degreaser.
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OK, Canon will hate me for posting this!!!!!

Remove cartridges.
Remove print head.
Go to sink or tub (stianless steel, not pastic type), pick up roll of paper towel on the way.
Fold several layers of paper towel and place on flat surface.
Run HOT water till HOT.
Turn hot water to dribble.
Run hot water through print head, careful not to wet contacts.
When water is clear coming through print head, place print head on paper towel.
Repeat process until no colour on paper towel.
DAB print head (DO NOT WIPE) inside and out to dry.
You may wish to let print head air dry overnight but I replace it after drying.
Replace print head in printer and replace cartridges.
Start printing again
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may be your cartridge is empty or try out head cleaning to run the flow of ink into the new head.wish u success!

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