Advice on unclogging printer head

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by JohnBrown1321, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Hi all
    I am very confuse with my printer.Its nor working properly.Some time i
    will print and some time not.My friend said me that its a problem o
    clogged head.So any one can give me some idea to solve thi
    problem?Please help me
    JohnBrown1321, Dec 22, 2009
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  2. Right now , i am working with compatible cartridges.Is it a reason fo
    this happening
    JohnBrown1321, Dec 23, 2009
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  3. JohnBrown1321

    Chuck Guest

    Unless you use a printer constantly, it's best to stick with OEM ink. That
    said, you can usually clear heads with Windex and a folded paper towel
    soaked in Windex.
    Basically, you place the Windex saturated Pad made of the paper towel
    against the clogged head nozzles, and then put both in a Zip Lock Bag for a
    day or two.
    When that does not work, it may be necessary to flush the head by running
    water into the ink intake of the head, and also with Windex. It may take
    multiple iterations.

    I just went through this process with a Cannon S750 that had a completely
    clogged black head, and working color heads. It required several days of
    sitting in the plastic bag, and several flush cycles, followed by the usual
    in printer cleaning cycles to get it going again. You can generally tell
    when the head is starting to unclog by looking at the paper pad.

    In the past, I've also used distilled water, alcohol, and some other diluted
    cleaners. The Windex worked well, though perhaps a bit slower than some of
    the other choices.
    I tried this method as a last option before junking the printer, since a
    newer, faster better printer is cheaper than the cost of a replacement head
    Chuck, Dec 26, 2009
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