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Head Cleaning

Click the Start button to clean the print head...

 
  Description  
     
 

Head cleaning is an option on Ink-Jet printers to clear the nozzles that apply ink to the paper. It uses up ink, so it should only be run when you have poor print quality.

 
 
   
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  Head Cleaning 

 
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  Click the Start button to clean the print head nozzles. Only clean the print head when faint areas or gaps appear in your printout, because cleaning consumes ink. Use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. When the error light is on or flashing, the ink cartridge must be replaced before the pirnt head can be cleaned. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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Type
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Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
  Button Explanation  
 
       
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Cancel
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  Exit without cleaning heads.  
       
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Start
button right
  Start the head cleaning process.  
 
   
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Select Start to begin the head cleaning process.
 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 10-Sep-2009
 
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