Have you ever run out of ink during a really crucial printing task? A book report may be? Or perhaps that all important, make-it or break-it application letter? To be honest, this happens more than one occasion to most people that work with a printer. The good thing is there’re various ways to squeeze additional life from a dead cartridge. Some of them are pretty simple, while some of them sound quite strange and some of them are rather surprising. But when it is about a deadline or the constant reality of slashing some expenses here & there, and ploy that works is a help.
One astounding idea to get more pages from your dead ink cartridge is to employ a hair dryer. Yes, you can employ a typical household equipment that women employ in their everyday lives. How? Ink cartridges, upon closer inspection, have 2 components at the bottom. One is a small notch that helps the ink cartridge attach to the printer. The 2nd is a set of small nozzles that performs as entrances to let ink to flow. As the cartridge becomes old & dries out, excessive dry ink can accumulate in the notch. On the other hand, nozzles when covered with dry ink, limit the flow of ink. Using the heat from a hair dryer "revives" the "dead" ink cartridge by melting the ink in these two areas. The trick is to reveal the cartridge to the heat of the hair dryer for 2 to 3 minutes at a distance of 10 to 12 inches, and while still warm put it back in the printer. This smart trick melts & thins out the dry ink at the foot of the cartridge & the dry ink that obstructs the nozzles.
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Another smart way of getting a few more valuable pages from your cartridge is covering the sensor on the non-gear side of the toner with some electrical tape. This induces the printer into assuming that there’s more within the cartridge than there really is. It should be noted, though, that these 2 tricks are only to recue you when you’re in a bind – a worst situation probably. However, you shouldn’t count on these tricks every time you run out of ink. Covering the sensor of your toner cartridge can be a bit risky – particularly if you are planning to recycle the cartridge.
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