Printer Cartridge Dried Out Issue
Get to know more about fixing printer cartridge dried out problem
There are several causes for ink printer cartridges drying out permanently. If you examine your printer cartridge box, there is an expiration date that is printed by the manufacturer. If the printer cartridge is used after this expiration date, even if it is still unopened, the ink inside the ink tank would begin to dry up. The printer cartridge is installed in a printer; it is now susceptible to outside air to seep in. Just like any liquid that is exposed to air for an extended period of time, the ink eventually dries up. When a printer cartridge is refilled with ink, openings are made on the printer cartridge. In fact the ink tank is already open as a result of previous use, which allows more air to enter the cartridge itself.
Here are different ways to fix printer cartridge dry out problem:
- Making Dried up Ink Cartridge Work
- Fix Problem
- Printing Blank Pages
Making Dried up Ink Cartridge Work
There are some ways for you to revive your seemingly dried up ink cartridge. There are a number of print cartridge cleaning kits available in the market. This cleaning kit allows you to remove the dried ink clogging your printer cartridge. If your printer cartridge has not yet been used, but has already passed the expiration date, you can loosen up the ink by soaking the bottom portion for a minute or two in warm water. This can only be done on printer cartridges that have a copper portion on the bottom part.
You can try cleaning the cartridge before buying a new one. You can remove the dry inkjet cartridge from the printer. Refer to the owner's manual for printer instructions on properly removing the cartridge. Dampen a cotton swab with alcohol and rub it along the edge of the cartridge. Insert the inkjet cartridge into the printer and run the printer-cleaning program on computer.
If you have not used printer for six months or more and then begin to use it again, you might find it printing blank pages. This is a sign that the ink has dried out. To prevent this, you must print something at least once a week. Even if you do not need to print anything, at least print a test page if only for the sake of keeping the ink flowing.
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