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Old Nov 26, 2006, 4:11 PM   #1
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hi all have just recently turned on my r300 after a few months of inactivity and have come across a problem. all the nozzles apart from black are blocked and after numerous heavy cleanings and cartridge changes have admitted defeat . any of you guys/gals have any advice on how to manually clean these things?
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 5:40 AM   #2
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You could try a few drops of ammonia-based glass cleaner on the parking pads -- leave overnight, then run a head clean.

For stubborn blockages it's sometimes necessary to also inject some cleaner down the feed spikes and let it soak through.

You can also cut some strips of lint-free cloth, soak them with glass cleaner, lay them along the print path, move the carriage over the top, pick up the ends and pull to & fro -- this will remove ink that's caked under the heads.

Some ink dealers also carry cleaning cartridges and cleaning fluid, but I've usually succeeded with the above methods.

Don't run too many heavy cleans -- it can damage heads.

Good luck!
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 6:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice Idle
will try this out this afternoon, fingers crossed!!
thanks again...
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 8:04 AM   #4
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Did it work?

I have the same problem and i'm going to try one more time before i give up completely.

If you need more help, try these links:

http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/printhead.html

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/sea...yy&Disp=10




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Old Dec 3, 2006, 9:47 AM   #5
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nope didnt work .. tried all sorts .. even down to surgical spirits
still no joy .. will try once more like yourself and prob ask santa for a new printer! <G>
thanks for the links am going there now

cheers
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 7:50 PM   #6
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Did you try cleaning the cartridge chip contacts?

Unlikely to be this as an electronic error should generate a message, but you never know.

The best dye ink solvent I know of is still ammonia -- alcohol doesn't do much at all.


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Old Dec 4, 2006, 7:27 AM   #7
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thnks for your advice but am afraid that its going to the knackers yard!!

For the amount of time i`m wasting on cleaning this, and the carts i`m going thru!! I may as well get a new one .... saves heaps of hassle..
Cheers again..
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Old Dec 6, 2006, 4:24 AM   #8
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I'm in the same boat and now I'm pretty distraught about it.

I'm still being stubborn and trying to declog - black and magenta seem to be ok, but yellow and cyan still not.

Once I use up these carts, I might have to give up as after this I will have spent more on carts than on a new printer. But i cant stand seeing this thing go to a landfill.


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