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How to change my ink in my printer, it keeps saying no ink but it has the things inside, what do I do?

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Hi
can you post your make/model of the printer so help can be given

regards

riz.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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How to restore your inkjet printer so it prints just like new!


Inkjet printers all operate the same basic way. There are differences but the basics are the same for any inkjet devices. Eventually a buildup occurs enough that your printer doesn't print. Cleaning cycles use more and since inkjet ink is worth about $8000 a gallon, this is a expensive way to clean something.

So what can we do to clean this just a bit cheaper? We need to find a suitable solvent that will dissolve these deposits without harming the print head. And the one that works great and is dirt cheap is good old household white vinegar. Next we want to get some lint free (preferred but not critical) paper towels. And a clean clear table top to work. You may want to put down some newspaper. This isn't that messy to do but it can get the odd bit of dissolved ink on things.

Now we take the printer and remove the paper and the ink cartridges and set aside. The print head is a small stamp sized thing on the bottom of the cartridge holder. Take about 1/3 of a sheet of paper towel and wet it with vinegar. Next you want to get the wetted towel under the print head. It should fit as this is where the paper goes you print. The towel is a thicker but it is soft. move the print head back and forth over the towel. When the towel is covered with ink, change it and repeat. Keep repeating this until the towel comes clean. It will only take a few minutes. When the towel is clean then you are done. Replace the ink cartridges and paper and you are ready to print.

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Not possible.
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They also make lots of money that way...

===sorry===


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Let the ink settle in the cartridge for awhile. Make sure no ink is on the outside of the cartridge which adversely effects the signal to the printer.

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I need to know how to refill my ink in my printer


Hi lisa40447,

It really depends on the make and model of your printer. But I would strongly go against refilling the ink cartridge because there is a very big possibility that you can damage your printer if you keep reusing a cartridge that has used up its life. The big problem with this is that the ink usually leaks out or "bleed" when cartridges are refilled and in turn this damages components inside the printer.

It's still a better option to just buy new ink catridges for your printers, since it is more expensive if the printer gets damaged due to usage of refilled ink cartridges.

Hope this helps!

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Dear Customer,

you ahve to use batter quility papers for prints,

cause when paper fixed up your printer says its jammed but as realesed its says printing but when ALL THINGS DOIN VERY FAST JAMMING & PRINTING ITS SEEMS LIKE PAPER JAMED ALSO SAW YOU AS PAPER JAMED,

so try to check your inner cartrige,ink & paper rolls,batter quility papers you ahve to use,

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