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Repairing ink cartridge that has dried up?

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Is it realistic to remove ink cartridge and clean the ports (with alcohol?) to revive a dried up cartridge?

Is there some other way this repair can be done? Thank you.

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Hot water will dissolve dried up ink, but you will hardly get 100% clean print again.




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Hot water will dissolve dried up ink, but you will hardly get 100% clean print again.




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Thanks. I do not use my printer often enough so cartridges drying up is a common issue.

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Yes, if you don't use it regularly drying is normal after some time.




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Define "some time" please. If I arrange to print something once a week, will that be enough to keep the drying up process to be eliminated? Thanks

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It depends on the environment, once-twice a week is minimum. Leaving an inkjet printer unused for a month is a problem.




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