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My black & yello print head is blocked. How can I reopen my print head

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Take it out and rub the ink outlet on the cartridge with a piece of tissue to clear any residual dry ink. You should eventually see two lines of ink on the tissue, yellow and black. If not then it has dried inside and there is not much you can do except replace it

Posted on May 10, 2008

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PRINTER WON'T PRINT BLACK


The inkjets nozzles in the black print head maybe blocked.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

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The black ink cartridge is full and working but nothing that is black will print


The black print head maybe blocked.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

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Hp Designjet 430 new black cartridge printing blank page


Blocked print head nozzles
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent blocked print head nozzles. You may have blocked print head nozzles.
Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles.
After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required.
A new print head maybe expensive and it maybe more cost effective to purchase a new printer.

Oct 22, 2012 | HP DesignJet 430 InkJet Printer

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The black on my Kodak ESP-3 has stopped working


The black print head nozzles maybe blocked.

Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent blocked print head nozzles. You may have blocked print head nozzles.
Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles.
After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required.
A new print head maybe expensive and it maybe more cost effective to purchase a new printer.

Oct 21, 2012 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Replaced both color and black cartridges. Prints only color when I try to print a flyer with both text and picture.


The black print head nozzles maybe blocked.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent blocked print head nozzles. You may have blocked print head nozzles.
Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles.
After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required.

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Black and red ink missing on the paper


Blocked print head nozzles
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent blocked print head nozzles. You may have blocked print head nozzles.
Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles.
After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required. Also try - Removing the print head, run it under hot water for 2 mins, then let soak for 10 min. then used a can of compressed air to dry thoroughly. It may fix the blocked nozzles.
A new print head maybe expensive and it maybe more cost effective to purchase a new printer.

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Color prints yello red


are you using brother oem ink, generic ink will clog the print head and can not be cleaned. the manual tells you how to clean the print head

Nov 03, 2008 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

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Does not print


The CX series printers use a pigment based ink, and if it dries it frms a semi hard gooy substance on the printer ink input pins.

Sometimes after the insertion of new cartridges (Ensuring the yello tab is removed) and letting them sit overnight (to soften the ink blob) and running several cleaning cycles can unblock the ink "jam". Note: Epsons printer head need ink to cool them when printing (Sort of like oil in a car) so don;t try to print withot having ink flowing to the heads. It can also ruin the print head by overheating.

If all else fails there are several companies that sell inkjet cleaning solution. You may need a couple of cartridges to flush blocked jets but if will most likey work if the print head is still functional.

Otherwise, the technican is correct, you may need to purchase a new printer.

Note; For the future... Never let the ink run out of any cartridge without immediately replacing the cartridge. Never remove an empty cartridge without replacing it immediately.

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Color not print


Did you run a quality test print? Are all 4 color blocks in a pretty good condition or do you have other colors than the separat 4 ones?

If the colors are mingled you need a new cart holder because the bottom which consists of a foil is leaking and mingles the ink. The cart holder cant be fixed.

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