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Leaving a Pixma MP180 un-used for 3 months is it advisable to remove the ink cartrigdes and cover them with selotape to seal the ink in place.

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Hi,

I would recommend doing as you stated. This would prevent the ink from drying up due to unuse.

Posted on May 18, 2008

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  2. Press down on the semi-circular tab to release the cartridge and then remove it.


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