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Most likely there is (or was) ink on top of the sponge. When this happens the hydrostatic pressure gets messed up and the cartridge will leak ink until there is no more ink on top of the sponge. Look at the side of the cartridge, there should be a small gap between the sponge and the top of the cartridge. If there isn't you can place paper towels on the egress hole and wick out the excess ink to fix the problem.

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