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I keep getting message "Clean right print head". Can it be done here or do I need service

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You can do it - go to menu maintenance-clean printhead

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Windows XP or Vista
1. Go the control panel and select Printers
2. Choose the applicable printer, right click and choose properties.
3. Click on the tab or button that says "maintenance", "cleaning" or similar.
4. Select which nozzles to clean (only applicable for some printers)
4. Run the program, do NOT perform any other operations until the cleaning process has ended.
5. Print a test page, repeat the process 2-3 times if no visible results are shown.

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