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Printer cartridges keep drying out

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bobber, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. bobber

    bobber Thread Starter

    Mar 1, 2004
    I have a PC in my workroom that I use occasionally with an HP printer that I use even less. When I do use the printer it seems that because of it being inactive the ink cartridges are always dry resulting in my having to go through the process of using the printer's cleaning cycle and/or applying a damp cloth to them to revive them.
    I was wondering if there is a method recommended that involves storing them and installing them when I need them. I thought about storing them in plastic baggies or in those little plastic trays they come in when you buy them but I guess they would still dry out anyway.
    Does anyone have any methods I can try that work or should I just live with it?
  2. Jones


    Jul 28, 2005
    I don't think there's much you can do about that. Unless you can pickup a cheap laserjet printer somewhere as a replacement. Laserjet toner cartridges are not liquid, and thus wouldn't dry out.
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