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Cleaning the printhead on the SendPro C, SendPro+

Products affected: SendPro® C, SendPro®+ (8H10)

If you clean the print nozzle and you still get a bad test print pattern, try cleaning the printhead. If you need further assistance, please use the Contact Us options below. Please have your Product Code Number (PCN) and serial number ready (refer to Finding the Product Code Number (PCN) and serial number ).

  1. Tap the Settings (gear) icon in the global toolbar.
  2. Scroll down and tap Mail Printer Maintenance or Envelope Printer Maintenance .
  3. Tap Install Printhead.
  4. Lift the cover; the ink cartridge moves to the front position.
  5. Flip the ink cartridge guard open.
  6. Remove the ink cartridge as shown on the label to the right of the cartridge holder.
  7. Squeeze the tabs on either side of the printhead.

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  8. Lift and tilt the printhead gently to the right.

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  9. Pull the printhead up and out of the holder.

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  10. Note the location of the plastic alignment tabs and the orientation of the printhead so that you can reinstall it properly after cleaning.

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  11. Clean off the printhead by wiping surface of the print head shown here with a dry, lint-free cloth or foam swab.
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  12. Examine the printhead holder and find the location of the lower printhead alignment slots.

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  13. Reinsert the printhead by squeezing the tabs on either side of the printhead and sliding the plastic alignment pins into the lower slot of the printhead holder.

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  14. Gently push the printhead into place until it snaps into position.
  15. Install the ink cartridge (see the label to the right of the cartridge holder).
  16. Rotate the guard back to the closed position.
  17. Close the cover; the ink cartridge moves back to the original position.
  18. Tap Done.
  19. Print a print test pattern to be sure that your printhead is functioning properly.
  20. If the test pattern looks good, tap Done.
Good Test Print
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Bad Test Print
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Use the Contact Us options below if you need further assistance. Have your model and serial number ready.
Lint free cloths and foam swabs are available in our cleaning kits, visit our online store.
UPDATED:  November 5, 2019