Cleaning a Canon Print Head

Cleaning the Print Head on a Canon Printer is quite an easy task. Most of the Canon Printers have a 'removable Print Head' as seen in the video below. Simply remove your inkjet cartridges and then unclip the print head as shown in the video below. Next simply flush the print head out under your hot water tap.

Don't pay too much attention to the guy in the video as its mainly there to demonstrate how the print head is removed. Hold the print head upright (same as it sits in the printer) and let the hot water pour into the head until you see the old ink flowing out the bottom of the print head. Keep the water flowing until the water coming out the bottom is completely clean.

Once it is fully clear then make sure that the print head is dry before installing. This can best be done using a hair dryer. Next attach the ribbon cable (where applicable) and re-install the print head. You may find after cleaning that it takes a while for the ink to flow again. Simply keep printing until the ink flows freely through the head. Happy Printing!

Removing a Canon Printhead for cleaning

Cleaning a Canon MG5760 / MG5765 Printhead

Cleaning the printhead or nozzles on a Canon MG5760, MG5765 can be done from the touch screen on the printer itself. This will work in most cases when clogging is not real severe. The video below shows the cleaning procedure:

Removing a Canon MG5760 / MG 5765 Printhead

Canon inkjet printers are not as prone to clog as other inkjet printers as the thermal printhead seems to be more forgiving than the Piezo head which is used in many of the modern printers. If however a Canon printer has been left sitting around for long periods of time then the ink may start to congeal on the lower surface of the printhead and become too hard for the actual printer maintenance utility to clear. When this occurs the only solution is to carefully remove the printhead and clean it manually. The video below gives a birdseye view of the removal process.