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How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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If ink is not coming out when you perform printing for the first time, it is possible that ink is not flowing into the printer properly. Make sure each ink tank is filled with ink to its upper limit and perform ink flush. If the problem is not resolved yet, the print head may be damaged.
In the majority of cases, printers` self-cleaning mechanisms clean blocked printer heads by flushing the nozzles with air. The air works to dislodge dry ink inside the cartridge channels and also push it out. The intensity of the self-cleaning process of printers is usually not very strong.
Make sure the ink tank is square in the print head, then push on the top of the cartridge until you hear a click. You should then be able to remove the cartridge.
Otherwise use a printer head cleaning solution recipe of 50% water and 50% rubbing alcohol. We also like a homemade printhead cleaning solution that is 8-parts Windex to 2-parts rubbing alcohol. This printer head cleaning fluid works like a charm and it`s cheap to make!
If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
Soak the Printhead

Fill a bowl with warm water (or a mixture of water and vinegar to clean the printhead) and place the printhead directly in it. Let it sit for five minutes or so. Pull the printhead out of the water and use a lint-free cloth or paper towel to remove the dried ink.

Note: Print head cleaning consumes some ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if print quality declines; for example, if the printout is blurry or the color is incorrect or missing.
If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head Holder may not move to the center since the Print Head may overheat. Opening the Top Cover while printing moves the Print Head Holder to the right. Close the Top Cover, and reopen it after printing finishes.
Apply rubbing alcohol, hair spray, or hand sanitizer to dilute the stain, making it easier to remove during the wash. These solvents help tackle most types of ink stains but remember to test the stained garment for colorfastness first as they can also attack fabric dyes and cause further damage.
Dried Ink Buildup on the Printhead

If the print cleaning cycle doesn`t work, dried ink may be the culprit. Take the printhead out and wipe the nozzles clean to remove any buildup. Depending on the model of your printer, this may be difficult—some printheads are harder to remove than others.

A standard Print Head Cleaning cycle is done by clicking `Cleaning` on the Maintenance tab, then waiting a little bit until a message comes up; confirm it and click `Print Check Pattern. ` From this you can then tell what sort of Deep Clean you need to do by which lines (black or colour) are faded.
Printhead cleanings can take about 1 or 2 minutes and they do use some ink to run through the cleaning process. Once complete, print out a test page to compare print quality. If the print results look good, you can continue printing.

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PRINTER MX 320 CANON ALL IN ONE PRINTER
ANSWER : Probably a worn feed roller. You can try cleaning it with a damp rag as it might just be covered with paper dust.

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Difference Between Laser Printer and InkJet Printer
ANSWER : Laser uses toner which is a powder that gets melted onto the page. Inkjet uses ink that gets squirted onto the page.

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Epson Stylus sx130 Printer does not power on…
ANSWER : I have had the same problem with Epson px660. I have replaced the main board twice with the same problem recurring after printing many copies of documents..there are some transistors at the back of the main board which when removed the printer will power on but will not recognize the cartridge..so I’m still wondering of the power supply is short circuiting the main board…a

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Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II ink dried in printer head.
ANSWER : This video shows how to remove the heads. Ignore his methods of cleaning them as they are really stupid. Best way to clean the heads is to run hot tap water into the screens and then flip it over and run the hot water on the heads. Repeat a few times until the water runs clear. Then dry it thoroughly with a paper towel and reinstall.

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newly installed printer…can scan but cant be set as a default printer???
ANSWER : ITS AN EPSON L210…

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printer not working
ANSWER : Not knowing which printer model (out of over1200) it’s hard to say how to clean the print head. Without the make and model number there is no way we can offer any sound advice.

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Who Provides Best printer support services
ANSWER : Do they all speak English as good as you do? Wow, looked at the website. You would like think that you could find someone who spoke English as their first language to write it. It reads like a bad Google translate.

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HP Laserjet printer page counter backward move
ANSWER : On all HP laserjet printers if you power them off the page count will decrease back to the nearest 10. For example, if the page reading is 123,799 and you power it off, the page count will go back to 123,790.

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