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Canon MP500 Printer head error

Suddenly my printer is saying "The type of print head is incorrect. Please install the correct print head". Now, I didn't do anything to the printer, this just started one day. I tried taking out the print head and cleaning it with a cloth but that didn't work so far. The inside does have a lot of black ink and we haven't done much cleaning of the printer (printing works fine)

Guess I need a new print head? We've had the printer about 2years.

Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    keeps on saying the type of print head is incorrect

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I WOULD LIKE TO CLEAN THE PRINT HEAD VIA THE PRINTER (CANON MP40), BUT HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO DO IT. CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME INSTRUCTIONS?

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Hello,

Print heads for nearly all printers are rated at 2 years. You may also need to clean the tube from the resevoir at the ink supply to the cartridge and clean the working resevoir on the cartridge as well. If you are up to this challenge there is a how-to at your manufacturer's web site or you can have a tech do it. Most people, when they realize how inky you will be getting choose to have a tech do this.

It is best to use 100% denatured alcohol, from your hardware store, to clean these parts and tubing. But, you must take precautions.

DO NOT USE DENATURED ALCOHOL UNLESS YOU READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BACK OF THE CAN.

I'm not kidding about the precautions. I do all this stuff outside when there is a breeze in the air and then I stay up wind of my work.

If you have any questions whatsoever just feel free to comment back to me.

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Worldvet

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