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I have cleaned the nozzle, but didn't do the alcohol syringe thing. Where do I put the alcohol. I wiped the post, that is not what you are talking about. I can't see where the ink goes into the head. My problem is that my printed pictures do not look at all like the jpeg picture before printing. For example, I had a light background and it prints out green. Can someone give me some suggestions

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Don't use a alcohol it may be damage your printer head.

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Steps: 1. First remove the needle from the syringe and fit the tube into the tip till its firm. 2. Pull 10 ml of isopropryl alcohol inside the syringe (note: no vacuum or air should remain inside the syringe) 3. Fit the tip of the tube on the nozzle of the print head and slowly squirt about 5ml of isopropryl into the nozzle and pull back till all the isopropryl comes back while pulling back clogged inks will come inside the syringe repeat this till the nozzle is clear. repeat this to all the nozzles. don't forget to throw away all the dirts (clogged inks that will come inside the syringe) and do it slowly, though it will take much time but it will be helpful. I was able to clear my jammed print head with this procedure hope this will help you.

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For the Ink Pads you can use just water but you have to dissasemble the printer to get them out.
For cleaning the nozzels you can use distilled water with a small syringe put a little in every color into the PRINTHEAD not into the cartridges and let it sit a couple of hours then try again the nozzle check. Good luck

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Once you remove the ink cartridge from the printer, you can make use of the Isopropyl Alcohol, and put at maximum of 10 drops in the ink cartridge. You will find a hole there, in which the ink usually runs from the ink cartridge to the head of the printer. When done, you can put the cartridge back in the printer and run the auto cleaning process from the printer's option in order to clean the blocked holes of the cartridge. I would suggest you to run print tests first and once you are satisfied with the results, you can start using the printer normally.

If you want to go further:
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Using a syringe and some alcohol to unblock the holes can also be very effective.
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  • Step 3: When done, put the cartridge (only where the tiny holes are found) in some warm water. If some ink runs in the water, it means that the holes have been unblocked.
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  • Step 5: Run some test prints before using the printer normally.

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Try using a cleaner. I went to youtube and got some ideas about cleaning the inkjet nozzles. You can find a cleaner kit (Liquid and Syringe) on ebay.
You will need to remove the cartridges and slide head to the middle. Make sure you get a paper towel underneath the head, just fold the paper towel so that it is thin enough to slide underneath the head.

You can use a water dropper to put a few drops of water and alcohol (If you don't have the cleaning kit). I tried using alcohol, some people say don't use alcohol, some say use Windex, but I just tried water and alcohol.
Drop alcohol on top of nozzle. Wait about 10 minutes. Towel will soak the alcohol and water. Insert cartridges and try printing.

I had the same problem, yellow and magenta was not printing. After researching on the internet, I decided to try cleaning it myself with alcohol. I was able to get the magenta to print, but yellow still is not printing, so now I am waiting for the cleaner kit with the syringe. The alcohol did make the other colors come out richer and crisper, so it must have done something right.
Anyhow, let me know what you decide to do and if it works for you.

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print a nozzle check from the maintenance menu

see which colours are missing, run through a few head cleans and print another nozzle check see if there is any improvement

also replace the cartridges of the missing colour they may be dried up. have seen this before where a 3/4 full black cartridge just completely stopped printing

if the problem still persists then get a syringe or an eye dropper and some form of spirit (I have used vodka in the past but clinical alcohol is recommended as not as sticky)

choose change cartridges from the menu then remove the power cord. with the cartridges removed you now have access to the printheads.

using the syringe (or eye dropper) place the nozzle on the spike that goes into the cartrige and inject a small amount of the alcohol leave this to soak for a few mins then mop up the excess with a cloth repeat this a couple of times put the ink back in power up and run another head clean (you can also put afew drops on the spounge that sits under the print head during the head clean

print the nozzle check again you shoudl see most of the nozzles are now working run another head clean if desired now try with a pic

have used this on various epson printers including a stylus 700 R340 & 360

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