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The Most Common Ink Cartridge Problems Resolved

cleaning-printerWorking with a printer is very common these days and facing problem while doing the same is also very common. Every now and then, these machines get stuck due to some problem or the other. But it is not necessary to run to any technician every time they occur; it not only wastes a lot of time but also adds to the high cost of maintenance. Having a small amount of basic knowledge on the common problems related to the ink cartridge and their genuine solutions can do the trick.

There are many problems related to ink cartridge which keep popping up day in and day out. Thankfully, handling them is not so difficult. Following are some of the general problems which trouble people time to time with the simplest ways to solve them.

Faint printing due to clogging:

The very basic trouble with this ink cartridge is the occurrence of faint prints despite the cartridge being filled with ink. This may happen due to various factors such as the printer not being uses for a long time. The main reason for this problem is a clogged print head. If the printer is not used for a long time, the ink dries up in the print head and blocks the pathway for the fresh ink to flow. Clearing this sludge is easy to do at home. This can be done by cleaning the print head with the help of a thick and dampened paper towel. Cleaning should be done in the direction of the print head, applying gentle pressure. Once it has been cleaned, repeat the process to help the ink flow smoothly through the cartridge, but this time the paper towel have to be pressed to the print head for a few seconds.

Here are explained the best seven ways to clean a clogged cartridge:

Problem in cartridge recognition:

Another problem occurs when the printer does not recognize a newly installed cartridge or an existing cartridge and keeps asking for a reinstallation. This generally happens because the flow of current between the printer and the cartridge is blocked by the copper connections which get oxidized with time. This oxidized copper blocks the current flow between cartridge and the printer. This problem can be solved by rubbing the copper connections of the cartridge with an eraser of an NO2 pencil. With gentle rubbing the contacts will turn golden again and will be ready for installation. This should be done with extreme care making sure that these contacts are not damaged in any way. Next thing to do is to clean the contacts with the help of a paper towel dampened in isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol should not touch the print head as that may harm the quality of printing. Now is the time to reinsert the ink cartridge in the printer and wait for it to work. If this problem is not solved by cleaning then the cartridge surely need expert inspection.

By following the advice in this video maybe resolves your problem.

There are other problems and simple solutions to these problems which are very easy to find on internet. The information in this article was written for LeraBlog by the team at cartridgeink.co.uk – providing all the information on same, apart from offering inexpensive ink cartridges.

Learn more! If you have a photo printer, here are listed the 15 most common problems along with diy solutions.

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