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HP deskjet printer and excess ink under cartridge when unit turned off.

With the printer on, and the lid up, the two cartridges move to the middle from the extreme right side. A closer look at the area on the extreme right where the cartridges remain when the printer is off, shows a high accumulation of ink. Is that area supposed to be cleaned regularly as ink build up?
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Of course the ink in there accumulates in time, but an inkjet printer will have to be replaced anyway before that "collector" gets full.

..............not always, the printer in question is a 710-C.
Since the ink was building up I thought I scoop a little of it out of the "collector."
In the collector there is a material similar to what diapers use, and the ink will dry up. So also a 710C won't last longer than that.
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I'm seeing more than a sponge type collector. I see a tiny, black (ink color) mountain range. Ink is accumulating "upward."
That doesn't matter. If it gets too high, it will just be scraped off and fall to the bottom.
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There is so much ink piled up I can not see the sponges. I will take an old spoon or other instrument and see if any of the dried up ink can be removed.
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