Trigger 37 once again a very informative post. We tend to concentrate on the Printers workings/health sometimes forgetting how important the cart is and how important it is to use OEM carts and keep them fully conditioned. Another good reason in sticking to only OEM carts. These technical posts are of great interest and can only lead to a better understanding on what is going on and try and not get into difficult situations in the first place
One problem with buying used OEM that you do not know how they have been treated, how long they have been hanging around unfilled. Thats why the topfill method makes sense in that you can clean it a lot easier. However I prefer the German method it proving more troublefree for myself. But pre-cleaning is not so easy or complete if you elect to leave the ball and its protective tape in position. No doubt somebody out there has some favourite cleaning methods that they can share with us.
I always leave my printer on and do a nozzle check as soon as a pages colour looks slightly off. So far worked fine
BROTHER MFC 440CN
I can't get magenta to print, I cleaned the heads, changed cartridges, ran the cleaning process more than several times, unplugged replugged, uninstalled / reinstalled software, nothing seams to work, any ideas????
There are printers that are self-cleaning through its utility program but if that will not work, it will help if you will refer to the user manual. Soaking the cartridge print head in hot water overnight may also solve your clogged print head issue. Hope this tips will help the people who are experiencing troubles in cleaning printer heads.