Printer head cleaning tips revealed

2010-03-11 17:37:19

Published on 2010-03-11 17:37:19

Ever wondered how to clean a print head? Well wonder no more!

A helpful blog posting on has revealed how to clean the print heads on a number of big name brands of printers including HP, Lexmark and Dell.

For an HP printhead, users are required to take to the control panel and use the 'resume' button to select the required level of printhead cleaning needed for the job.

Alternatively it can be done the old fashioned way - manually - by making sure the system is properly switched off and cleaning the printheads with a paper towel.

With a Lexmark printer the key is to get the 'maintenance' option up and running. This will lead you to click on the cleaning settings for the printer, then after that you will be given the print test page option. Actioning this will clean the printhead.

For a Dell printer, the blog's author wrote: "The first thing you should do when cleaning your Dell printhead is to use the 'print and align' functions. When this does not work you should clean the head manually.

"Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol then clean the area where the Dell Printer ink build-up is most prominent. Allow the area to dry before placing the cartridge back into the printer."

By Johnny McMaster

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