You might face a situation where your printer is not printing any material.
- The printer is not constantly used
- Can still be considered new
- Has not been in use for the last couple of months or even years!
Yet it is unable to print. I understand how frustrating this can be. Nevertheless, you will be surprised to know that the most common problem can be as simple as a clogged ink cartridge. All you have to do is unclog the cartridges and the problem is solved.
However, the unclogging process can be a very messy job. So follow these tips to get the job done precisely.
The hot water method Requirements
- Bathroom with a sink
- Hot water supply
- Old newspapers or paper towels
- Computer with all the essential printer drivers installed
Place newspapers or the towels in the sink to prevent the ink from spreading everywhere. The printer should be plugged in.
Open the ink cartridges from the printer and take out the black one. Place the cartridge diagonally on the newspapers that were placed over the bathroom sink. Turn on the tap and wait until the hot water comes running out from it.
Allow the quarter of the sink to be filled with hot water and the cartridge to be placed in the sink. Ensure that the cartridge gets past the surface of the water and should lay there for 5-20 minutes. That depends on the condition of the congestion
Don’t panic if the ink starts to come out into the water. If it comes out quickly, then the congestion was not that terrible while if it does lately, then it was indeed bad.
Finally, dry off the cartridge to reduce its dampness and reinstall it back in the printer. Now test to see if the process was successful and the printer is successfully printing your documents. I am pretty sure this will work fine. Otherwise, you always have the option to visit a local printer repair service in Vancouver.
The 7 step vacuum method Requirements
- Vacuum cleaner
- Blue or white tack or plasticine
- Toilet Roll
This is another easy way to unclog your ink cartridges.
- Firstly, detach the ink cartridges from the printer.
- Next, attach the hose of the vacuum cleaner to the nozzle of your print cartridge.
- Ensure to close the gap within the vacuum and the nozzle with a blue or white tack or plasticine.
- Hold the cartridge nozzle in a vertically downward position and turn on the vacuum, few seconds at a time.
- Continue this process until the nozzle is completely cleared.
- Once the congestion is cleared, blot off the remaining ink with a toilet roll.
- After that, refit the cartridge back to the printer and check if the process was successful.
Note: This method is not applicable for all types of printer rather the Drop On Demand (DOD) printers used for general uses at home.
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