Cleaning the Print Head - MG5700 Series

Article ID: ART161638 | Date published: 09/09/2015 | Date last updated: 09/10/2015


Cleaning the Print Head


Clean the print head if lines are missing or if horizontal white streaks are present in the printed nozzle check pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so clean the print head only when necessary.

You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the cassette.

    After pushing the cassette back, the paper information registration screen is displayed on the LCD. Select A4 or Letter for Page size and Plain paper for Type, then press the OK button.

    If a message is displayed on the screen, follow the directions in the message to complete registration.

  3. Open the paper output tray gently.

  4. Select  Setup on the HOME screen.

    The setup menu screen will appear.

  5. Select  Maintenance, then press the OK button.

    The Maintenance screen will appear.

  6. Select Cleaning, then press the OK button.

    The confirmation screen will appear.

  7. Select Yes, then press the OK button.

    The machine starts cleaning the print head.

    Do not perform any other operations until the machine completes the cleaning of the print head. This takes about 1 minute.

    The pattern print confirmation screen will appear.

  8. Select Yes, then press the OK button.

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

  9. Examine the nozzle check pattern.


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