HOW DO YOU UNCLOG A NOZZLE ON A CANON PRINTER?

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HOW DO YOU UNCLOG A NOZZLE ON A CANON PRINTER? 2022-06-24T10:37:12+00:00

HOW DO YOU UNCLOG A NOZZLE ON A CANON PRINTER?

“Is the quality of your printed document not good, or the printout has a horizontal white streak?” If yes, scroll down this page to know how to unclog a nozzle on a Canon printer.

You can unclog the nozzle of your Canon printer by cleaning its print head. The following instructions explain the same.

How Do You Unclog a Nozzle On a Canon Printer

Cleaning the Print Head

*Note: The instructions given below are suitable only for the Canon MG3000 series printers.

  • Turn on your Canon printer.
  • Now, load paper into the tray if it is empty or doesn’t have enough paper.
  • After loading the paper, locate the Stop button on your printer’s control panel and hold it down.
  • As soon as the printer’s Alarm light flashes twice, release the button.
  • Now, the printer will initiate the cleaning process.
  • Wait for the cleaning process to complete.
  • Once it is done, print the “nozzle check pattern” on your printer to check whether the cleaning process is done correctly.

Printing the nozzle check pattern

  • Make sure that your Canon printer has enough paper.
  • Now, hold down the Stop button for a few seconds.
  • As soon as the Alarm light flashes once, release the button.
  • Now, your printer will start to print the nozzle check pattern.

If the “print quality” issue persists, perform the “print head deep cleaning” process.

*Important Note: The deep cleaning process will consume more ink. So, perform this method only if necessary.

Performing “Print Head Deep Cleaning” via printer software

For Windows

  • Turn on your Canon printer if it is turned off.
  • Open the Devices and Printers screen.
  • Right-click on your printer.
  • Select the Printer Properties option from the menu.
  • In the opened dialog box, locate and click on the Print Head Deep Cleaning button.
  • Select Maintenance > Deep Cleaning > “ink type” > Execute.
  • Click the OK button to confirm the cleaning process.
  • After your printer completes the cleaning process, print the nozzle check pattern to see whether the print quality issue is resolved.

For Mac

  • Open Canon IJ Printer Utility.
  • Click Print Head Deep Cleaning > Cleaning > Deep Cleaning.
  • Perform the deep cleaning process by following the rest of the instructions displayed on the screen.

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