Neat trick for non-working HP ink cartridges

By franbarb
Jan 4, 2005
  1. I have a few printers that just sat around, not being used.. when I tried to print, nothing happened.. I tried all the usual things, clean, soak, etc. and nothing really worked.. not having another cartridge I decided to try something radical.. I used my vacuum cleaner to suck out the blocked head. vola:- i now have my printers back with good colors.. I guess it is worth a try.
  2. Ea$Y

    Ea$Y TS Rookie Posts: 60


    Good trick if you dont like the taste of ink lol
    Rubbing alcohol - would that losen up the jammed blobs of ink?
  3. franbarb

    franbarb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    reply to 'easy'

    I am not sure if i'd like to taste ink. and I really don't know about using alcohol, I'll keep that in mind for the next time.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Isopropanyl, applied with a Q-tip, works fine as well.
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