Advice 1: How to restore dried ink cartridge

Color inkjet printers have become widespread due to the low price and good print quality. But they have significant drawbacks – for example, low speed and frequent problems with the ink cartridges. In particular, when idle for a long cartridge can dry out.
How to restore dried ink cartridge
You will need
  • - plastic cover from the banks;
  • - alcohol or vodka;
  • a syringe or rubber bulb;
  • the solutions for soaking of the cartridge.
The possibility of recovery of the cartridge depends on how long he stood in the dried state. During the period of a few weeks, the chances to revive it are large enough. If we are talking about months, you can try to return the cartridge back to life, but the probability of success is small.
There are several ways to restore dried ink cartridges. Try the easiest, then, if no result, move on to more complex recovery options. For the first procedure, prepare the plastic cover from the jar, syringe, and alcohol or vodka. Pour the alcohol into the cap and then dip it in the cartridge print head down. Let the cartridge soak for several hours, then remove it from the alcohol. Insert the syringe into the top hole and powerful jets of air from a syringe try blowing the cartridge.
If it fails try the next method. Put the gas on a pot of water, wait until it boils. After that 3-5 seconds, put the dried head of the cartridge under a jet of steam. Be careful: do not overdo the cartridge in the steam jet, otherwise you can spoil! Try blowing the cartridge with syringe, then re-enter in pairs, and so five times. This option allows you to clean even thoroughly dried cartridges. Apply it directly you should not pre-soak the cartridge in alcohol.
If steam did not help to clean the cartridge, try soak it in a specially prepared solutions. The period of incubation in each within a day. For the first procedure you will need acid solution composition: 10% essence acetic acid, 10% alcohol, 80% distilled water. For the second prepare a neutral solution of 10% glycerol, 10% ethanol and 80% distilled water. The third alkaline solution: 10% ammonia, 10% spirit, 10% glycerin and 70% distilled water.
The use of different solutions is a very good method as the successive change of environment from acidic to alkaline can dissolve even the toughest deposits. After storage in each solution try to blow out the cartridge with a syringe. Instead of a syringe, you can use a rubber bulb.

Advice 2: How to restore dried-up cartridge and one that after refueling does not print

I once made a black HP ink cartridge No. 21, but after charging it stopped printing. Tried to revive it using the command "printer Properties - printing preferences: clean the cartridge Alignment Print test page" but it gave no result. In addition, for six months without work lay color HP ink cartridge No. 22, which also stopped working after filling and apparently withered. Tried to clear the steam, Cologne - nothing helped. Later I still I was able to restore the dried up cartridge, and in just 1 minute.
How to restore dried-up cartridge and one that after refueling does not print
You will need
  • - insulin syringe of 1 ml;
  • - Cologne;
  • the napkin is.
Color cartridge still soak in Cologne. This wetted tissue paper (in any case not cotton!) and cartridge set print head on a tissue for 5 minutes.
Secondly, when filling the air entered in a syringe, since it was impossible to tighten the ink without sucking air, so the decision was made to pull with the syringe air (or rather, a needle pulling air through nozzles foam!) before the appearance of the paint. Although it did not help, however, quite likely, contributed to the restoration of the cartridge.
And that's the secret! I took a syringe (without needle!) and began to suck the air from the print head itself. A minute later there was ink, and managed to print and photocopied the image with red paint, and then black.
Useful advice
You can't pull out of the print head with air using a syringe with a needle, because it damaged the print head, so I accidentally destroyed the previous cartridge.
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