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Dried ink new CARTRIDGE

My cartridge is brand new never used just opened and has been sitting along time i need to use it asap

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You can try one thing:
1. Use a damp tissue and soak the printing part of the ink cartridge this may clean the dust and the dry ink at the bottom of the ink cartridge
or else at times we do get faulty cartridge on the market you will need to replace with new one
hope this help

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I don't know how to refill?

Refilling HP color printer ink cartridges saves money and time spent running to the store to find the right ink cartridge, which sometimes is out of stock. By having the refill kits for the HP ink cartridge, you can just refill the cartridge when the ink runs out. The refilling process is easy to do and anyone can do it in a few minutes. The ink kits come with directions and all the colors one will need to refill the ink cartridge.

1.Place a piece of paper towel on a flat surface. Remove the empty ink cartridge from the printer. To do this, open the cover and wait for the ink dispenser to move the ink to the open door. Lift up the tap that holds the ink cartridge in place and pull out the cartridge. Push the tap holder back down and close the cover.
2.Place the ink cartridge on the paper towel. Gather the ink refilling kit together with directions and place the ink jars on the paper towel along with the syringe needle.
3.Find the indents on the top of the empty ink cartridge. Poke these holes open with the pen. Sit the cartridge down and open the ink containers. The colors are yellow, cyan and magenta.
4.Read the directions to see where each color goes in the ink cartridge. Insert the syringe needle into the ink container and raise the stopper up until you have the recommended amount of ink to fill into the particular hole.
5.Insert the needle into the hole on the ink cartridge and slowly dispense it into the cartridge. Remember to go slow with this step. If you see the ink oozing out, stop filling and wipe with a paper towel.
6.Cover the holes with the tabs that come in the refill kit or you can use tape. Make sure the hole is sealed to prevent spilling or the ink drying up. Then replace the ink cartridge back into the holder in the printer.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you for using fixya.

Aug 22, 2011 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The printer has been sitting and never used. all hooked up and paper comes thru with nothing. thanks if u can help.

Hello hol0,
If the printer has not been used the ink cartridge may be dried/clogged. This happens when ink does not flow for long periods of time. The cartridge may be full of ink (therefore, not giving low ink level warnings) but unable to flow due to clogged pathways. Try a new ink cartridge and that should fix your problem!
Hope this helps!

Jul 01, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP210 InkJet Printer

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Why can't you leave the cartridge outside the printer more than 30 min .? I took cartridges out to take printer in shop . Now it says the color printer cartridge is not compatible

"If you were to open up an inkjet cartridge, inside you would find a
sponge holding the ink. This explains some of the mysterious warnings,
instructions and problems. When you install the cartridge, you rip off
a tab to open a vent to let air in to let the ink escape. The trouble
is, this also dries out the ink on the sponge. You can't use an
ink-jet printer only once a month and expect the cartridge to last the
normal length of time. The ink will dry out. Further, if you try to
refill the non-working cartridge with one of those incredibly messy
ink refill kits, you won't get satisfactory results because the sponge
may be too dried out, and won't hold the new ink. This is why they
tell you to wait five minutes and try refilling again if you can't get
all the ink in the first time. It gives the sponge time to moisten and
absorb the ink. That is also why they tell you to let the cartridge
sit for 15 minutes after filling -- to give the ink time to distribute
itself over the entire sponge, rather than running out the bottom as a
liquid. There are warnings on cartridges not not to rip off labels.
This is because there are filling vents under them used at the
factory. If you leave these exposed to the air, the sponge will try
out very quickly. The tops of the ink cartridges are sometimes covered
in mysterious swirling patterns, reminiscent of electronic circuits.
These are just for show to make you think there is something
complicated inside to justify the outrageous price. On the other hand,
you must not cover up all the vents on the top either. There must be
one tiny unclogged vent.

Dec 21, 2010 | Lexmark X2650 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error msg says 'Alignment problem. Remove tape from cartridge or check trouble shooting. How do I remove tape from cartridge?

A brand-new, never-inserted-into-the-printer, ink-cartridge will have a small piece of tape over part of the mechanism, to prevent the ink from drying-out while it sits on the store's shelf. If you inserted a brand-new cartridge, without removing that tape, just remove the cartridge, remove the tape, and re-insert the cartridge.

Aug 22, 2010 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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HP Photosmart 3310 printer shows all ink cartridges need replaced

If you ran the ink cartridge refill routine, from your desktop using the utility supplied by HP, this should not occur, so try running the head cleaning and alignment routines and see if this clears up the problems.

I am assuming that all your cartridges are relatively full and trouble free and that the printer has been successfully and recently used, prior to your replacement of the one new cartridge.

Sometimes, if the printer has been idle for some time without use, the ink will dry on the heads of perfectly good cartridges, causing the problem you cite.

Use alchohol based cleaner with the kind pads supplied with a new cartridge to regularly clean the heads of your ink cartridges, according to instructions in your manual and CAREFULLY, so as to not damage the heads.

Apr 07, 2009 | HP Photosmart 3310 Printer

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I can't get my black ink to print.

Could be the ink dried up. Unusual but happens sometimes. If you shake it does it sound like liquid in it?

If you recently replaced the cartridge, did you remember to take the tape off? (I know, sounds silly, but sometimes it happens.)

In the software, does it register that there's a blank ink cartridge installed?

Just a couple of ideas to get you going. Respond back and I'll work more with you.

Apr 07, 2009 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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CLOGGED CARTRIDGE on lexmark 73 I wish to clean the heads my self. how?

Sometimes the ink cartridges can get blocked with dry ink especially if it's been a while since it was used. I used to have a canon printer and i refilled my own carts many times. If I left them out of the printer without plastic wrap on them for a while they wouldn't work. If you take your cartridges out and blot the inkjets underneath with a damp paper towel it might help. Don't let the colour inks mix though so just wipe them in one direction so the colours don't cross. Blot with dry paper after this till the bottom of the cartridge is dry and try it in your printer. If my carts were really bad I would fold a paper towel several times and wet it, then sit it on a small flat plate such as a saucer, and just sit the cartridge on the towel so all the jets on the bottom touched it. Leave it sit there for a couple of minutes and the ink will blot out onto the paper. If you get no ink on the paper you know you need a refill or a new one. Can also leave it sitting longer if no ink to see if it gets better. Take the cart off the wet paper and just blot it several times onto a folded dry piece of paper towel to dry it, but don't wipe it sideways or the colours will mix if it's a multicolour cart.. Also, please make sure you NEVER EVER touch the gold contact plate on the side of the cartridge with your fingers as it might not work any more if you do that. You can clean ink off the gold contact the same way with a damp paper towel, but if you have got some fingerprints on there an alchohol swab might be better to get the grease from your fingers off the contacts.

Jan 05, 2009 | Lexmark X73 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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What is Error Code 1102

If you get errors after refilling and then you clear the error! And you still get errors occuring then this is a problem with the cartridge.
1)The cartridges printhead may have burned out if it was run dry. (new cartridge is required)
2) No ink is coming out of the port hole! Try dabbing the bottom of the cartridge on tissue. Ink should appear if not then use tissue with Isopropyl alcohol and blot lightly until ink apppears.
3) If not ink appears then you may have an air bubble blocking the flow of the ink. wrap cartridge tightly in plastic wrap holing in an up right position whip downwards this will force air to the top of the cartridge and open the port on the bottom. Remove wrap and try it out.
4) If the cartridge sat empty for a period of time before refilling you are wasting your time. The ink is probably sitting at the top of the cartridge and can not migrate to the bottom, in this case it may have burned out.

In refilling of Lexmark cartridges:
Refill often and do not allow them to run dry. Running them while there is not ink in the cartridge burns the print head out and the cartridge will not work and you will get an error.
By refilling often the cartridge stays in good condition, you do not run out of ink during a print job, and the cartridge will have a prolonged life span.

Dec 06, 2008 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Dried up ink cartridge

The ink in the inkhead dries out over time. Solution: Soak the inkhead (the very bottom of the cartridge where the ink jets are)in a saucer/bowl with about a quarter inch of warm water in it. Leave it to soak for about 5 minutes then wipe the inkjet area with a tissue to dry and clean it. Mind the ink on your fingers. That should do the trick. If it doesnt work after that try soaking it again for a longer period. Works for me.

Feb 17, 2008 | Lexmark X73 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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