How to Clean the Printer Heads on an Epson Photo R200

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How to Clean the Printer Heads on an Epson Photo R200
The Epson Stylus Photo R200 can print photos onto a CD. (cd stack image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com)

The Stylus Photo R200 is a desktop inkjet printer manufactured by Epson. The printer can handle the most common frame sizes, and can print your photos onto photo paper, CDs or DVDs. If you notice a decline in photo reproduction quality, you may need to clean the R200's print head. Missing lines, noticeable dots and light prints indicate that the printer component is dirty.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on your Epson Stylus Photo R200 and allow all current print jobs to finish. The printer's red light should not be on.

  2. 2

    Right-click the printer icon on your computer's task bar. It should be in the lower right-hand corner of your computer's screen.

  3. 3

    Click the "Head Cleaning" option on the list that appears.

  4. 4

    Allow the print head cleaning process to complete. Expect this process to take approximately 45 seconds. When finished, look for a green, flashing power light, and listen for a noise that indicates the process is complete.

  5. 5

    Click "Print Nozzle Check Pattern" and then "Print" from the window on your screen. This will prompt a page to print, so make sure there is paper loaded in the Epson Stylus Photo R200.

  6. 6

    Click the "Finish" button once the page has printed to complete the print head cleaning process. The page that printed should have no white gaps or lines.

  1. 1

    Turn on your Epson Stylus Photo R200 and allow all current print jobs to finish. The printer's red light should not be on.

  2. 2

    If your computer is running Mac OS X, click the "Applications" folder, then click "Epson Printer Utility." Find "SP R200 Series" in the list and click "OK," then click "Head Cleaning." If your computer is running Mac 8.6 through Mac OS 9, click "Head Cleaning" under the "Page Setup" and "Print" menus.

  3. 3

    Allow the print head cleaning process to complete. Expect this process to take approximately 45 seconds. When finished, look for a green, flashing power light and listen for a noise that indicates the process is complete.

  4. 4

    Click "Confirmation" and then "Next" from the window on your screen. This will prompt a page to print, so make sure there is paper loaded in the Epson Stylus Photo R200.

  5. 5

    Click the "Finish" button once the page has printed to complete the print head cleaning process.

Tips and warnings

  • You can repeat this process up to three or four times to continue cleaning your print head. Waiting overnight between cleaning can sometimes be more effective because it gives dry ink time to soften.

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