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Long-term NON USE of ink jet printers

We plan to be gone for 18 months and will not take our printer with us. It uses the 02 cartridges so the printer head is attached to the printer. What can be done so the head will not be plugged when we get back?

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  • moffettfs Mar 10, 2009

    HP Support people told me that the print heads will NOT gum up even after sitting idle for 18 months. But they gave me such a run-around that I really do not believe them. It was apparently the personal opinion of the technicians and they were just trying to get rid of me. The first guy told me to remove the cables and pack them away! What does that have to to with print heads? I finally convinced him to escalate the call but the supervisor was not much better.

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Just do a full head cleanup procedure a couple of times, then remove the cartridges, that will prevent ink from leaking and clogging the printheads.

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