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Cartridge ink evaporation/ repriming Bubble Jet

Posted on 2002-07-10
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Dear Experts,

I have a Canon bubble-jet, Japanese model (equivalent to USA model BJ-55 I think).

I only use it about once a month, but when I need it, I really need it.

The problem is, I replace the cartridge, use the printer, and next month when I try to use it again, nothing comes out.

First question: does this mean that the cartridge has completely dried up, or can I re-prime it in some way (if the latter, how?)

Second question: what is the best (most economical) way for me to go about using the printer on this infrequent basis.. should I remove the cartridge and store it in some special environment or bag between uses?

Thank you very much for your help

Victor Lesk
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Sounds like a drying-up problem alright. Some printer software offer a "Clean Nozzles" option, if possible, try this. Otherwie it may work if you swab the nozzle area of the cartridge with a wet piece of cotton wool (not dripping wet, and carefully). First pages may look a bit faded, but I have had success with this a few times.

A month seems like an awful short time for giving you these problems. Perhaps there is some defect with the printer. There should be some sort of seal at the cartridge "parking place" to protect the nozzles from drying up.

I know HP has had a storage box for sale, for safely storing opened cartridges; Canon may offer something similar. A tight plastic bag may also do the trick. Put the cartridge in the refrigerator when not in use.

Regards
/RID
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