Checking the Nozzles Using the Product Buttons

You can check the print head nozzles using the buttons on your product.
  1. Make sure that no product lights indicate errors, the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in the product, and the CD/DVD feed tray is closed.
  2. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the product.
  3. Turn off the product.
  4. Hold down the  paper/cancel button as you press the  power button to turn the product back on. Hold down both buttons until the  power light begins to flash, then release the buttons.

  5. Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines.

    Print head is clean

    Print head needs cleaning

  6. If there are no gaps, the print head is clean and you can continue printing. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean the print head.
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Print Head Cleaning