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Richard, Camera Repair
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Canon MP630 printer. Far too frequent head cleaning etc that

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Canon MP630 printer. Far too frequent head cleaning etc that takes ages (virtually every other time I use it) and it gets through ink cartridges very very quickly. What is the cause and are there any simple solutions? - I'm thinking of binning it otherwise.
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To clarify, it regularly asks you to clean the print head in the printer after only a few amount of prints?
And how many prints do the cartridges last for?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It starts cleaning (if that is what is happening - there are prolonged whirring noises) all on its own. The cartridges are only lasting for about 20 copies at the most.
ok, points to a dirty or faulty print head
Remove the ink cartridges and then remove the print head, there is a lever you use to remove it. This video shows it for the previous model but its the same process for yours
Then with the print head out, soak it in warm soapy water and give it a good clean.
Once done dry it off and put it back in, then put the cartridges back in and tell me how it now operates please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks Richard. I've taken out the print head, cleaned and dried it and put it back. (The link to the video was useful.) I then replaced two of the cartridges that were totally dry. The printer then did its "whirling" presumably setting up the replaced cartridges - what is happening then, is it indeed cleaning the heads?. I have now printed off a couple of pages and all seems well. I will wait to see what happens as I continue to use it. Hopefully the problem is now fixed. If it has not been fixed and I need more help, can I get back to you personally at Just Answer. If so how?
The whirling is the printer getting ready, try it out but if it again fails, your best to replace the printer, a new print head costs more then a new printer (they are made so cheap now days) so I would advise on this.
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