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Re: Printer head clogged
Assuming that by "I have tried many times with the utilities" you mean you have tried many cleaning cycles, there may be other reasons than clogged nozzles. First ensure there is ink in the ink cartridge. Even though the Status Monitor (SM) may show there is ink, there may not be. The cartridge chip merely counts the number of ink shots the printer uses and reports this to the SM. Thus the ink remaining is merely an estimate and for a number of reasons can be wildly wrong. Change the black cartridge for a new one. If it still doesn't print, report back.
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If you do not get an error in the LCD screen, it usually means that your Print head is clogged: try running a couple cleaning cycles using your printer inbuilt utility to try to 'clean' the Print head. If this does not clear the clog head, try using a new original Brother black cartridge (which contains special solvent to prevent clogging) and repeat the cleaning cycles a couple times again. If the problem persist, you could try buying a print head cleaning cartridge to 'dissolve the dried up ink' as Brother inkjet inbuilt print head are very difficult to access and clean! Hope it helps & good luck!
Hi Good day!! Try to do a printer maintenance Cleaning a Clogged Print Head
1. Press the cleaning button located on the front of the printer. Hold it down for 3 seconds to begin the cleaning cycle.
2. Run a cleaning cycle using your Epson printer utilities program. In Windows, go to "Start," "Printers and Faxes," right-click on your printer and choose "Printing Preferences." Select the "Utility" or "Maintenance" tab, depending on your printer model, and click "Head Cleaning." When the head cleaning cycle is complete, run "Nozzle Check." Repeat the head cleaning and nozzle check one to three times.
3. To access the Epson printer utility in OS X, select the Epson Printer Utility icon in the Applications folder in Macintosh HD. If prompted, select your printer from the Printer List, then click "OK."
Clean the print head manually. Remove the ink cartridges from your printer according to the instructions in your owner's manual. Turn off your printer. Dip a cotton swab in isopropyl alcohol, ammonia or hot water and rub the swab against the print head. Let the printer sit overnight.
Remove the print head according to the instructions in your owner's manual. Soak the print head for at least an hour in a small dish of hot water or isopropyl alcohol.
Preventing Clogged Print Heads
1. Use your printer at least once a week. Regular use will keep dried ink from clogging your print heads. If you have a color inkjet printer, print full color pages in addition to black-and-white documents.
2. Turn your printer off when not in use. This will prevent warm ink from bleeding onto the print head. If you have to store your printer, remove the ink cartridges.
3. Use a cleaning kit regularly. A cleaning kit usually includes a tube of ammonia that you spray on the printer head to clean dry ink.
after a month of not using the printer, most probably the print head is clogged.. try using the printer utility to clean the print head.. it's under the printer properties.. normally that should resolve the print missing issue...unless your print head is really clogged up... some would suggest to partial soak the print head onto warm water..but it doesn't work everytime..
First of all please check the ink level. If it is not finished try followings:
First try to run a cleaning cycle. To do that:
- Load paper in the paper tray.
- Access printer utilities. (Right click your printer icon, select printing preferences and click the utility tab to access printer utilities)
- Click the nozzle check icon.
- Print to check it.
Then click the clean button to clean the print head.
- Try it a few times.
İf it doesn't help you can try to run power cleaning cycle.
But it uses much ink. There must be enough ink in the cartridge.
Hope this helps.
Your inkjets are clogged, use a damp sponge to clean heads (located where the bottom of the cartridge is) put a paper towel underneath the cartridge holder to soak up water, allow to completely dry then run ink test (head cleaner) through printer utility...its worked multiple times for me
In order to determine whether this is a hardware or software problem there are several steps you can take: 1.Download and install the most recent printer driver from Epson
2. Try printing out the nozzle check pattern using the Maintenance Utility. This bypasses the printer driver and allows the printer to use all cartridges to print out the patterns. This will indicate whether there are clogged heads and whether or not it will print color at all. Gaps in the patterns indicate clogged heads and you need to run the Head Cleaning utility once or several times.
3. If you get color patterns from the nozzle check (whether or not the patterns are full or have parts missing) you need to check to see if the default settings for the printer have been set to "Black Ink Only". Right click on the printer icon and select "Printing Preferences". Click on the "Advanced" button in the lower right corner and after the popup, look on the left side and see it the "Black Ink Only" box is checked. If so, uncheck it and while you are there uncheck the "High Speed" box as well. This way you don't have to deselect it in the printer dialog each time you print, especially if you are looking for a quality print each time.
4. Try the printer on another computer if you get color during the nozzle check to see if the software is corrupt on your computer.
5. If you get no color patterns at all when doing the nozzle check, it would appear that you have a hardware problem within the printer. It would be unlikely that all the colors would fail at the same time due to severe head clogging.