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Removing print head

Tried cleaning head with solution did not resolve clogged head problem

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SOURCE: Removing and cleaning Epson Printheads

I don't know how to remove the print head but if you want to clean it - check for mr.musculo solution from any market near you. Leave the print head in this solution (warmed at about 35 celsius) for several up to 24 hours.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: epson 440 won't print

The ink dried up in the print head. A printer should be used at least every two weeks to keep from drying up the ink. You may have to replace the print head or have it serviced.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: epson stylus photo 2200 print head removal

Replace the cartridges.
Otherwise, it's unorthodox, but some users have found that this works in your situation. Remove the cartridge, cover the nozzle with a paper towel and use the pointed attachment of a vacuum to clean the dry ink from the cartridge. Be careful not to get ink all over. Then reseat the cartridge and print...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: i have clogged print heads on my CX6600. head

Remove your ink cartridges. Dampen a clean rag with water. Slide the ink cartridges across the rag a few times. The water will break down any harden ink build up and remove it. With the cartridges removed take a few cotton swabs and place a couple drops of water on the cotton swabs. (No dripping). Clean the inside of the ink carriages. Continue this until all ink has been removed. Lastly, place a couple drops of house hold alcohol onto a cotton swab and clean the copper inside the carriage and on each ink cartridge. This removes any oils. Do not touch the copper with your fingers. Re-insert your ink and run the alignment program. Than print a test page. If this fails to fix the problem you may need to replace your ink cartridge. (Always keep your printer covered when not in use). This helps keep dust and excessive air from entering the openings of the printer.

Cheers!
Mike

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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SOURCE: print head clogged

Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
1. Clean your print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.

*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Supplies needed:
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
paper towels
latex gloves
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
warm water

PROCEDURE:
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.

SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your printer in new condition.

Hope this helps. .

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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