How to Remove the Print Head from a Canon Pixma MP830

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How to Remove the Print Head from a Canon Pixma MP830
Remove the ink cartridges before attempting to remove the print head. (printer cartridge image by hugy from

The multifunction Canon Pixma MP30 has printing, scanning and copying capabilities. If your prints seem faded or have streaks, ink may have built up in your print head nozzles. Try running the cleaning or deep cleaning cycles, found under the "Maintenance" option in the printer's menu. If this does not improve the quality of your prints, you might need to replace a damaged print head. Once you know where to locate the print head, removal is simple.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn on the printer and press the "Open" button. The output paper tray will open.

  2. 2

    Lift the printer cover containing the scanner bed. The print head holder will slide to the centre for easy access.

  3. 3

    Remove ink cartridges.

  4. 4

    Pull up the grey print head lock lever on the left side of the print head holder.

  5. 5

    Lift the print head out of the holder.

Tips and warnings

  • If you leave the printer cover open for more than 10 minutes, the print head holder will move out of reach. If this occurs, close and reopen the cover and the print head holder will move back to the centre.

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