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Black ink leaking from bottom of printer!

My hp photosmart 1315 leaks black ink from the bottom of the printer, yet I don't see any residue coming from either of the ink cartridges, what can be the problem?

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    my HP Photosmart 1315 series printer leaks black ink from the bottom.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My HP Photosmart 1315 series printer leaks black ink from the bottom.



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There is a small hopper inside of the printer, called the cartridge holder, this is where the excess ink is wiped off of the cartridges, and is just left there. it is usually on the side where the cartridges stay when they are idle. The easiest thing to do, is take the cover of the printer off, and blot the ink out of the hopper, do not use any detergents, or liquid cleaners, as this will ruin the cleaner head for the cartridges.

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