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Ink cartridge Is it possible for a brand new cartridge to be dried up?

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  • packermary Apr 19, 2008

    I just wanted to say thank you for your advice. I'll take it back tomorrow and see what happens

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    Hi i have used 2 or 3 days only, after 2 months i try to print it got dryed is there any y way to remove the ry part.



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Yes it is.  Just age and heat could cause this. Take back where purchased and ask to try in one of there printers.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

  • Cnythia Miller Apr 19, 2008

    Hi packermary,

    If the cartidge s not the solution repost. I fixed many systems and printers in my life, but unless I talk to you over a phone or see the printer, it is just an educated guess.  Thank You



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