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I bought a bottle of printer nozzle cleaning fluid, and it looks tricky trying to feed the fluid through the little pipe into the printer heads. I was just wondering if anyone here has done this, and if it would be better if I bought some empty ink carts for the fluid, to do it that way.

Any experience here?

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 17, 2012 9:15am

I am in exactly the same boat. Got it, not yet used it and I also think an empty cart is a good idea. Mind you, would it be best to have a set of empty carts???

My main printer (P3800) does a remarkable job of looking after itself and I do not think I will ever need the fluid for that. My R2400 on the other hand has always been a bit of a bugger and as it has been out of use for over six-months I bought in anticipation of quite a fight. When I get round to doing it I will let the world know how I get on.

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 17, 2012 9:29am

quoting post from  Razoir:

I am in exactly the same boat. Got it, not yet used it and I also think an empty cart is a good idea. Mind you, would it be best to have a set of empty carts???

My main printer (P3800) does a remarkable job of looking after itself and I do not think I will ever need the fluid for that. My R2400 on the other hand has always been a bit of a bugger and as it has been out of use for over six-months I bought in anticipation of quite a fight. When I get round to doing it I will let the world know how I get on.

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Remember, Trolls' brains are silica based and only function properly at temperatures lower than minus 72 degrees Kevin.


That's rather interesting i've found my R2400 cleans itself quite easily you just have to do it a couple of times mind you i havn't used it in 3 years so i will probably need the fluid now as long as you have used the original inks it makes things easier

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 17, 2012 10:22am

The best thing I've found for cleaning Epson printers is the Magic Bullet system.
For Canon printers with removable heads, just place the head in a shallow tray of Windolene or other glass cleaner. It's very rare for a Canon printer to block but this works a treat.

http://www.specialistinks.com/jwplayer/movie.htm

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 18, 2012 12:39am

quoting post from SteveCheshire:

The best thing I've found for cleaning Epson printers is the Magic Bullet system.
For Canon printers with removable heads, just place the head in a shallow tray of Windolene or other glass cleaner. It's very rare for a Canon printer to block but this works a treat.

http://www.specialistinks.com/jwplayer/movie.htm


Thanks for that link Steve, that is very helpful. The fluid I bought does come with the same little kit. My printer is Epson, but I didn't know that the whole thing can be moved over like that. I may give it a go, or may still buy some empty ink carts if it won't move over like in the clip.

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 18, 2012 7:51pm

quoting post from  Razoir:

I am in exactly the same boat. Got it, not yet used it and I also think an empty cart is a good idea. Mind you, would it be best to have a set of empty carts???

My main printer (P3800) does a remarkable job of looking after itself and I do not think I will ever need the fluid for that. My R2400 on the other hand has always been a bit of a bugger and as it has been out of use for over six-months I bought in anticipation of quite a fight. When I get round to doing it I will let the world know how I get on.

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Remember, Trolls' brains are silica based and only function properly at temperatures lower than minus 72 degrees Kevin.


Well I used the fluid today, and it did the job pretty well, but I think I would say get the empty carts. I was lucky I only had to unblock two colours, right next to each other, and it was messy. I hate to think what a mess I would have made if I'd been unblocking all or most. The carts would make it easier I'm sure. I should point out though, reading and following the little instruction booklet for the fluid, is a must.



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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 18, 2012 8:02pm

Just want to know are you guys using the epson inks or another brand?

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 19, 2012 1:30am

quoting post from mannybash:

Just want to know are you guys using the epson inks or another brand?

I'm not using Epson inks in mine, I'm actually using some inks I bought about 3 years ago, but only bought the refill carts about 6 months ago. It's saved me loads. The prints are perfect.

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 19, 2012 4:24am

Using epson inks makes it far less likely that the nozzles will block up or if they do are easier to clean. I have known those using a continuous flow system run into trouble

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RE: Printer Nozzle Cleaning Fluid. Oct 20, 2012 1:31am

quoting post from mannybash:

Using epson inks makes it far less likely that the nozzles will block up or if they do are easier to clean. I have known those using a continuous flow system run into trouble

I know epson is the safe option, but I just wasn't using my printer because of the cost. I don't use the ciss system with all the pipes hanging out etc, I just use refill carts. It 's less of a hassle for me. The cleaning fluid will solve anymore clogging problems. I just ordered a set of new empty carts for the fluid, so future unblocking will be easy.



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