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Can not clean print head

Error says that printer could not complete print head cleaning

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  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    cant clean print head

  • ozwang Oct 06, 2008

    I have try all the action for trobuleshooting and the message of "Unable to Clean" still persist. What is next best solution?

  • fgaudet Nov 30, 2008

    My printer is new and does not print very good. White lines show through the black. I replaced the ink and also did a cleaning. It will print a little better from Microsoft programs but very poorly when printing from the web. Any suggestions?



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The procedure for cleaning the print head is as follows:

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This is an early sign of print head failure.

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  1. Open the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder.
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  7. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern. This procedure will confirm the effectiveness of the head clean. You can also access the print Nozzle Check option from the Maintenance or Utility menu.

  8. Click Print.

  9. The printer will print a nozzle check. Compare the print out with the next window. If there are gaps, the print out is faint, click Clean, and then Finish when the procedure is complete.

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ii) Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes twice, and then release it immediately.

b) Windows
i) With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the printer.
ii) Open the Printer Properties.
iii) Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
Click the Maintenance Option from the Menu.Then click Nozzle Check from the pop-up menu. Then click Print Check Pattern.
iv) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK.
v) Confirm the nozzle check pattern.

Examine the Print Nozzle.

Step 2 : Cleaning the Print Head.
a) Cleaning the Print head using RESUME/CANCEL button.
i) Ensure that the printer is on.
ii) Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamop flashes once, and then release it.
b) If you pressed the Cleaning button on the Examining the Nozzle.
Check Pattern screen displayed after the nozzle check patter was printed, start the Print Head cleaning procedure.
i) Ensure tha that the printer is on.
ii) Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
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- Click the Maintenance tab.
- Click Cleaning.
- Select the Print Head to be cleaned, and then click Execute.
iv) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK.
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Important : Do not start any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. This takes about 60 seconds.
4) Check the Print Head condition.
i) Click the Print Check Pattern in the nozzle Check dialog appeared after cleaning are done. When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. A nozzle pattern will be printed. Do not perform any operation until printing is completed.
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If print quality does not improve by standard Print Head cleaning, try Print Head deep cleaning, which is a more powerful process and comsumes more ink.

1) Ensure that the printer is turned on.
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Follow the steps below to perform Print Head Cleaning (Windows):

Note: After confirming that the cable is connected and the printer is powered on, perform the following.
  1. Open the Printers folder.

    • For Windows XP select 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware', and 'Printers and Faxes'.
    • For Windows versions other than Windows XP select 'Start', 'Settings', and 'Printers'.

  2. Right-click the printer icon and select 'Properties'.


  3. Click the Maintenance tab, and then click the 'Cleaning' icon.


  4. Click 'OK' to continue with the print head cleaning. The power lamp will flash and print head cleaning will start. Do not perform any other operations until print head cleaning completes.


  5. Print nozzle check pattern by clicking on the 'Print Check Pattern' button to determine if further cleaning is necessary.


  6. Once the page has printed examine the nozzle check pattern.


  7. If the pattern does not print correctly, click the 'Exit' button to return to the Maintenance tab.

  8. Click the 'Deep Cleaning' icon.


  9. Click the 'Execute' button.


  10. Confirm the message, and then click the 'OK' button to start the Deep cleaning.


  11. The Power lamp will blink and print head deep cleaning will start. Deep cleaning completes when the Power lamp stops blinking and lights. (It will take about a minute for the Power lamp to stop blinking and light solid.)

  12. Print another nozzle test pattern. If the pattern still does not print correctly, replace any ink tank that may be low, and then perform another deep print head cleaning.

  13. If printing is still not satisfactory, there may be a problem with the print head.

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1. Nozzle check monitor the exact color to print / if one of the color missing or line color the printer head ned cleaning ,.
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