Unclogging an Epson Printhead

Unclogging an Epson Printhead
Epson Printers are renowned for clogging the printhead. This happens regardless of the type of ink cartridges used and can just as easily occur with genuine or compatible printer ink. The Epson printhead cannot be removed which makes cleaning an even more difficult task. Although it sounds odd "Windex" (window cleaner) can actually be used to break down the dried ink which remains inside of the printhead.
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"No Cartridge" message on Brother Printers

"No Cartridge" message on Brother Printers
Why does my Brother printer's LCD show "NO CARTRIDGE" even though I have already installed all the ink cartridges? Check that the ink cartridges are installed properly and reinstall the ink cartridges following the procedures in this article.
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Cleaning a Canon Print Head

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 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.
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Epson ink cartridges cannot be recognised

Epson ink cartridges cannot be recognised
The very common problem of 'epson ink cartridges cannot be recognised' is perhaps one of the most annoying and by far the most common cry from Epson printer owners. Believe it or not it is as common with Genuine inks as it is with compatibles. The problem can occur for a number of reasons and the simplest solutions are described in this article.Generic ink cartridges do work fine with most Epson printers as long as you know what to do if things go pear shaped.
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Why printers use so much ink

Why printers use so much ink
Ever wonder why your inkjet printer uses a lot of ink? The reason behind this is due to the design of the print head. The print head is the small electronic device which spits the ink onto the paper after it has gone out of the ink cartridgess. In other words the actual part of the printer which flies back and forth over the paper and applies the ink to the paper.
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hp photosmart 5520 ink cartridge problem

hp photosmart 5520 ink cartridge problem
Approximately 6 months ago HP released an updated version of their popular Photosmart 5520 printer. The Photosmart 5520 is a very popular model and due to it's very low retail price (typically around $55-00) it has been a very good choice as a cheap, reliable home printer.
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Drum near end of life

Drum near end of life
 Have you ever replaced a Brother Drum Unit and it still gives you the message "Drum is near end of life" ? As with many of the older Brother printers they can sometimes be quite stubborn in detecting a new replacement drum or cartridge being installed. If you are having these issues read this article to find the solution ! 
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Cannot detect ink - Brother Printers

Cannot detect ink - Brother Printers
A common issue that many people are experiencing with the latest model Brother Inkjet Printers is the "Cannot Detect Ink" error message when installing a new ink cartridge. There are several reasons for this error message appearing and the most common cause is that retailers are selling generic cartridges with out dated micro chips attached. The micro chip is the small electronic circuit which is attached to the top of each cartridge. This is what the printer looks for as soon as a new cartridge is installed. The micro chip on the Brother cartridge is a very clever little device. It allows the manufacturer to be able to manipulate the printers firmware whenever they desire and by doing so the printer is able to detect the difference between the genuine Brother cartridge and the generic equivalent.
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