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Brian, take nail polish remover and pour it into a saucer about the depth +- 2 to 3mm and leave it there till you notice the ink disolving into the solution, if that fails to work remove the cartridge and add boiling hot water about 5mm into a saucer, when you notice the ink flowing from the cartridge then remove it from the saucer, dry it properly and place it back into the printer. Then do a cleaning nozzle from the maintenance tab. Hope this helps, it helped me quite frequently

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Ricky Hempel May 12, 2009

    Remove the cartridges from their casing, use a saucer filled with boiling hot water and submerge the printing head or metal lining at the bottom of the cartridge, and only that part (Depth of water not more than +- 3mm) You will notice that the ink will flow from the cartridge when the nozzles are clear and free from the dried ink, If that wont help use nail polish remover to desolve the old or hardened ink.

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