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jlowenst
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how can I replace the pads that absorb ink when you use clean printhead

Recently I have had to clean the printhead by soaking because of sticky ink build up. I think the pads(?) that absorb the ink when the printer cleans the printhead need to be replaced, perhaps they are "gunked" up?

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Re: how can I replace the pads that absorb ink when you use clean printhead

Please read this post then provide some details.  What printer model? 

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Re: how can I replace the pads that absorb ink when you use clean printhead

HP Officejet 6500 E709n
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Re: how can I replace the pads that absorb ink when you use clean printhead

The e709n does not have any user replaceable parts other than the ink cartridges and the printhead.  You may be able to clean the service station area by turning on the printer, open the lid as you would in a cartridge change, then when the cartridges move to the center unplug the printer.  You could then use a long Q-tip dampened with water to clean the service station area.  In general this is probably a bad idea as it is normal for there to be ink in this area and improper cleaning can damage the printer.  Be especially careful not to touch the encoder strip, if you get ink on it  or dislodge it from the mounting the printer will be rendered inoperable.

 

For cleaning the printhead the post here may help

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