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11-18-2011 02:55 PM - edited 11-18-2011 02:58 PM
I have a Photosmart C5180 sitting around for about 1 and a half year with all color cartidges empty. Is it posible that the printer head will be clogged?
I don't want to spend in 5 new cartriges only to trow it away.
I have one a new black ink cartridge but the printer won't print whithout all cartridges installed.
Other than that the printer is ok.
11-19-2011 10:17 AM
Was the printer stored with the cartridges not installed? If so the ink delivery system is likely clogged, possibly beyond recovery. If you have the old cartridges I would suggest installing them and then try printing a test page. If there are at least wisps of black and color then a fresh set of cartrdiges and three cleaning cycles may recover proper printing.
For your case the HP Photo pack might be a less expensive way to get the ink you need. This contains a set of six 02 cartridges and some photo paper for $40. If the printer turns out to not be usable it would be less expensive then buying a set of full size cartridges.
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