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Use the thumb drill to literally drill a hole into the side of the old cartridge. Make sure to chose a location that's closer to the top of the ink cartridge to avoid over spillage when you add the new ink. Once you have the hole just squeeze in some ink of corresponding color into the hole. Not a huge amount, but enough to get some use out of it before the next refill. I highly recommend covering the hole afterward with a sticker or something so that you don't dry out the cartride. Reinsert the cartridge into the printer and use. (: All set!
*Note: You may have to reset the count on the cartridge to avoid getting messages that the ink need to be changed. From here on in, use your eyes to determine if the cartridge needs a refill (:
Ok you need to know this secret with canon and epson printers:
They do not allow any remanufatured or refilled cartriges to work on their printers. Sometimes their printers make sure that such ink will not work (just keep that in mind)
However, if you have been using refilled cartriges before, and it worked, then you may have a defective cartrige. Where ever you got this refilled go back and tell them that you need a newly refilled one because the one they gave you is defective.
If that does not work go to Cartrige world (hopefully they are around where you live) or someplace that will take your cartrige in and give you another refilled cartrige and hopefully its not defective.
If you only bought refill ink rather than a refill kit, and don't have rubber plugs, you can successfuly re-seal the filling hole using a small amount of epoxy resin e.g. araldite. This is easy to remove with a sharp knife the next time you want to fill it. Note the need for a cartridge re-setting tool - these can be purchased very cheaply on E-Bay.
I have tried this by cracking open the case, drilling through a suggested spot (can't remember more than that), inserting ink suitable for the cartride, and then plugging the drilled hole with wax dripped from a candle.
It worked for a while, but then I got a terrible leak and made a mess of the table below the printer.
I'm thinking of taking my empty cartridges to a cartride-refill place (like Cartridge World here in Ontario Canada), but I haven't tried that yet....