Question about HP Easy Refill Kit for (HP) Black Inkjet Cartridges Printer
I use the cartridge until it shows about one fifth full. I remove the cartridge and put apx 3ml of ink in each. When the ink starts to show coming out of the hole I retract a little. I let the cartridge drip off for 30 minutes or so then daub the excess off with a damp cloth. I then let the cartridge rest for several hours. Here is the problem: I put the cartridge into the printer and do a clean cycle. I get no red. At first there will be a few fine lines of red but then it goes to a light green color "pee green". I look at the head and can see all three colors. I have now had this happen on 3 cartridges - all the same problem. I am weary of buying new cartridges and I must be doing something wrong. Please advise.
You are doing nothing wrong. The nozzles are clogged. Try taking a clean syringe and put your finger on one of the magenta (red) refill holes. Fill the syringe with air. Put it on the second magenta refill hole and blow the air inside. That should force out the ink that has dried and that is not letting the new ink come out. You might have to do that several times. Sometimes, it can help.
If that doesn't work, go to a refill shop, they should be able to clean the print nozzles on your cartridge, no need to buy new ones.
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
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Remove the old ink jet cartridge from the printer following the manufacturer instructions. Close the lid on the printer to keep it free from dust and debris while you are refilling the Canon ink cartridge.
Locate the ink tank on the cartridge. Put a 3mm drill bit in a drill. Drill a hole in the top of the ink tank on the cartridge.
Gently insert the needle on the bottle of ink into the hole you just drilled in the ink cartridge. Avoid squeezing the bottle until the needle is completely inserted in the ink tank.
Squeeze the ink bottle gently to refill the cartridge. Fill the tank with a little at a time until the cartridge is full.
Remove the needle from the ink tank. Wipe the top of the Canon ink cartridge off with a paper towel. Place a small piece of duct tape over the drilled hole. Rub the tape to remove air bubbles and to make sure it adheres to the cartridge.
Put the refilled ink cartridge back into the printer. Clean the head of the printer by running the printer software and following the instructions for head cleaning.
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