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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have successfully managed to clean the print head with isopropyl alcohol by placing a flexible plastic tube over the cartridge seat, filling the tube partially with the alcohol, then blowing very hard through the tube. The alcohol does not appear to harm anything.
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
First try doing a deep head cleaning or two; if that doesn't work, try removing the printhead and looking at the bottom of it to make sure there is nothing blocking the small ejection holes on printhead, reinstall the printhead, do the alignment again an that should do it, if not you may need a new printhead.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
To solve the printing problem..
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel. # Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right). # Continue doing this until it looks clean. # Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing. # Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier. 2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
I have the same issue. I've replaced the PGBK cartridge, but the old one is completely full so it's not printing from that cartridge at all. I also cleaned the print head and deep cleaned, etc. The big black cartridge function is to print normal text and the small black one works with photo printing and graphics. I select High-Resolution Paper and that gets the printer to print text using the small black cartridge but this is only a workaround. Yes, the auto head allign. won't work because the MP600 won't detect ink from the PGBK cartridge on the test print. Possibly I have a bad print head again (the 2nd one is in there now) or I have some electronic issues with the printer. Getting a new print head would be the simplest choice, assuming it's actually bad. I think they're about $50 retail, and may be worth the effort to replace it. If the PGBK starts working again ... hoo ray! If the PGBK is still not printing ... the MP600 would not be worth fixing, I'll bet. :c(
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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