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HP DeskJet 500, Ink Cartridg

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I Have an HP DeskJet 500 printer.  The ink cartridge will die right at 50% of it's lifespan, as though the ink head just dried up.
I know how to prime the cartridge, and I know how to perform a printhead cleaning, in fact I will do it regularly.  It is not that the head is drying out, or that it is becoming clogged or from lack of use, I use the printer all the time.  It's just the printer will quit printing as soon as the cartridge gets to 50% use.
I Put in a new cartridge, and it will work great, down to 50%.
After 50%, the heads look fine, and the cartridge is only 1mo old. I do not used refilled cartridges.

WHATS WRONG?
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jrhelgeson earned 350 total points
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Your printer needs professional cleaning.
The rubber 'nipple' that is used to rest the print head is probably clogged itself.  It is probably dried up an incapable of properly cleaning & priming the ink cartridge.
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Thanks, I think that will solve it!
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