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As far as I know, all injet printers are cheaper than its consumables (cartridges). If you haven't bought any new cartridges and you are facing problem with the printer, it is cheaper to change the whole printer and buy a new one than to go for new cartridges. The new cartridges can be fitted in the new printer.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

  • devilsleg Nov 11, 2010

    I am also facing same problem but I don’t think buying a new one at the cost of cartage price is a wiser solution as ink cartage comes with new printer is DEMO INK .Besidides it seems to wastage for me to replace whole printer just for INK.

  • Satyendra Naik Nov 13, 2010

    Yes! You are right. But, I was talking about the maintenance cost. In case your printer fails to accept new cartidges, you can try new printer than going for a repair. The newly bought cartridge can work on the new printer too.

    The cartridge may not recognised due to ink clots on the golen contacts of the cartridge assembly. Those can be cleaned with Isopropyle alchohol. THose can be noticed if the cartridge is removed from the carriage and shows ink on its contacts.



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