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How do I unclog a cartridge that has dried out from lack of use?

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Hi,

dip the cardrige in luke warm water.
if does not work.
hit it on a sift edge from side ways see sime ink oozing out if not. dip it back .


repeat until you get expected results.
check on a tissue paper if you see the ink marks as you pess the ink spitters agaist the paper gently.

repeat again.

the conditions may getter by the 3rd/5th print.





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Problem with printhead please consult user guide


Use the printer's utility program to self-clean the printer. This process may need to be repeated as many as 5 to 10 times. Often this will resolve the problem.

Turn the printer off, preferably overnight, if the self-cleaning utility has not worked. The ink may need to soften before the self-cleaning utility will be successful. Turn the printer on and try the self-cleaning utility again several times.


Determine from the owner's manual where the print head is located. Epson printers, for example, are usually in the printer. Many other brands place the print head in the cartridge.


Remove the cartridge. For models where the print head is in the printer, drop seven to 10 drops of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) down the ink receptacle area. This is the hole where the ink flows into the head from the cartridge. Run a few self-cleaning utilities. If necessary, allow to sit a few hours or overnight and repeat the self-cleaning utility.


Soak the cartridge print head in hot water if the print head is in the cartridge. Allow to soak overnight. Dry the print head area with a paper towel. Repeat the self-cleaning utility.


Place the cartridge print head in isopropyl alcohol if the hot water soak did not unclog the print head. Leave the print head covered in alcohol overnight. Use a damp paper towel to wipe off the print head area. Dry carefully. Try the self-cleaning utility again.


Purchase a new cartridge if the alcohol soak did not unclog the print head in the cartridge. This will provide new print heads that won't be clogged. Contact a service technician for repair of print heads in the printer if the alcohol did not unclog the print head.

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My printer won't print anything - only blank pages. However, both ink cartridges have ink. Please help!


If the self-cleaning cycle does not solve the problem, try turning the printer off overnight to allow the ink to soften. Turn the printer on the next day and try printing a test pattern to see whether the problem has either disappeared or become less noticeable. This ink-saving procedure can work effectively because sometimes the dried ink on the print head needs time to soften before the printer head can be cleaned completely. Try running the self-cleaning utility again one or more times.
Steps for Manually Cleaning the Printer Head

If the overnight cleaning still does not work, there may be a layer of thick ink that is blocking the holes of the printer's head. The next option is to manually clean the printer head. Follow these steps:

* Determine from the owner's manual where the print head is located.
* Remove the ink cartridge from your 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. NOTE: Be careful, especially if you use isopropyl alcohol to clean your print heads: Some printers use rubber gaskets, and if you get isopropyl alcohol on the gaskets it could dry them out.
* For models where the print head is in the printer, drop 7 to 10 drops of isopropyl alcohol (91% denatured isopropyl alcohol - not 'rubbing' alcohol) down the ink receptacle area where the ink actually flows from the cartridge into the head. Run a few self-cleaning utilities. If possible, allow the printer to sit a few hours or overnight and repeat the self-cleaning utility.
* If the print head is in the cartridge, soak the cartridge print head in hot water. Allow it to soak overnight. Dry the print head area with a paper towel. Repeat the self-cleaning utility.
* If the hot water soak did not unclog the print head, place the cartridge printer head in isopropyl alcohol and allow it to soak overnight. Use a damp paper towel to wipe off the print head area and dry carefully. Try the self-cleaning utility again.
* If the alcohol soak did not unclog the print head in the cartridge you may need to purchase a new cartridge. This will provide new print heads that won't be clogged. Contact a service technician for repair of print heads in the printer if the alcohol did not unclog the printer head.

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Have not used printer in over a year. Ink


You shoud be OK: just make sure that the cartridge contacts on both the printer holders and cartridge are clean.
You can also try to unclog the existing printer heads by gently rubbing with clean wetted tissues paper or paper towels.

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Black ink is printing half words.


the cartridge is either clogged or the contacts are dirty on the rear of the cartridge. try running the cartridge clean utility first. then remove cartridge if this does not work. cleant the contacts with a q-tip swab dipped in water, dry it with the clean dry end of the q-tip. if this does not work you may clean the print head part of the cartridge the same way, then immediatly insert carttridge and print. this should unclog the jets.

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I have a ip4200 and when printing in black it is faded and stripe


The print head is clogged.Make sure black ink cartridge have ink and then try unclogging with cleaning tests in maintenance mode.If not help try unclogging manually.Open the cover and first remove the ink cartridges.Then open the holder and remove the print head.Run hot tap
water and put the print head with the nozzles up to stream water.Hold that 5 mins then turn the print head around with the nozzles down.Hold that for every color of 5 mins.Then put the print head in hot water with the nozzles down.Left it water about 15 mins and then you must very nice to dry.When the print head dry put it in printer and start cleaning.If
this not help you need to replace the print head.

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How can I unclog the ink head I have cleaned it numerous times?


To unclog an ink head you need to dampen a small section of a paper towel and then run the ink cartridge over the dampen part of the towel to the dry part. If this dosn't work you will need to purge the ink cartridge. This is usaly done in the printer itself. You need to go to the printer software and in it you need to choose "Clean print head" option . Some printers has this option and some do not. The true way to fix this is to replace the cartridge.

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CARTRIDGE PROBLEM TRI COLOR WONT PRINT


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If your printer has been left unused for some time? You probably have an ink clog and the standard cleaning is not enough to clear the clogged ink.

Assuming your tri colour still has ink? (Empty they are about 30g Each 1g over that is 1ml of unused ink.)

Provided it worked OK before a period of non-use? Then you just need to use a PRINT HEAD CLEANING KIT to unclog the tiny jets.
Magic Inkjet Flush usually works a treat on those!

Magic is ideal for unclogging the tiny jets on any Canon, Epson HP and removing those horrible white lines which usually appear in prints when dried ink clogs several jets...

So if yours appears to be a clog? all you should need to do is to use a little Magic Inkjet Flush to soak the print head and you should be printing again like new.

HTML clipboard HTML clipboard HTML clipboardYou can read more here: How to Clean, Fix, Repair, Unclog, Dry, Clogged Print Heads on CANON, EPSON, HP, Lexmark, Dell, Olivetti etc…

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The inkjets are blocked with dry ink. There is a solution available in PC shops to clean them.

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Dell 922 printer alignment problem after refilling cartridge


Sounds like the cartridge ink jets have dried up. Try running a cleaning on them to see if you can unclog them. If this fails to work try gently rubbing the ink jets with a Qtip and alcohol. If this doesn't work for you then you will need to purchase new cartridges.

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Black ink


It's been my experience when an inkjet printer produces unfavorable printing results ("scan lines or no color) the most common cause is clogged print nozzles. The most common cause of clogged print nozzles is lack of use and the ink dries and hardens in the nozzles.
Your particular model of Lexmark as well as other brands generally have a utility to assist in unclogging the jets by forcing ink through the nozzles. This does "waste" ink, but it is the "easiest" way to attempt in unclogging the nozzles.

For your model try the following: (This is an excerpt from the Lexmark site.)
  1. Load paper.
  2. Click Start onestep.gif Programs onestep.gif Lexmark 4200 Series onestep.gif Lexmark Solution Center.
  3. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
  4. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the clogged nozzles to clean them.
  5. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved.
  6. If you are not satisfied with the print quality, continue with step 7 and then print your document again.
  7. Wipe the print cartridge nozzles and contacts:
  1. Remove the print cartridges.
  2. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
  3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown. acrtclnn.jpg
  4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown. acartclnc.jpg
  5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps c through d.
  6. Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
  7. Reinsert the print cartridges.
  8. Print your document again.
  9. If the print quality does not improve, repeat step 7 up to two more times.
  10. If print quality is still not satisfactory, replace the print cartridges.

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