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I tried many times to unblock the jets using the cleaning utility, no good, I cleared the jets by inject warm water using a seringe directly into each pin in the head carrier, the printer response as it should but I get absolutly nothing on the paper! Any idea's?

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  • Ray Maskill May 30, 2011

    Thanks for the input gmeier,
    yes I carried out the head cleaning procedure and the ink flows fine but when I come to print test or anything I get absolutly nothing on the paper but the printer looks as though it is doing the print, the only thing not happening is the head is not placing any ink down.
    May be the electronics and sensors around the head are at fault, it looks like it is time for the bin!



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After cleaning the heads with the warm water did you run the cleaning procedure through the printer again?? Cleaning the head with warm water is great, but you need to run the cleaning process after to prime the ink from the cartridge to the head. Also be sure to remove any Air-Hole stickers that may be on the cartridges.
I hope this helps Regards GM

Posted on May 28, 2011

  • Grant Meier May 31, 2011

    I would Agree, it sounds as if the head is not firing at all, and unfortunately to fix this can often cost more than a replacement.

    Good Luck



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