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3 Things to Bear in Mind When You Refill Your Dell Inkjet Cartridge

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when your Dell inkjet cartridge stops to work? Maybe, you’ll just end up throwing them away. But, haven’t you thought it wiser to refill the printer cartridge instead? Don’t be afraid to do this as there are only three things to consider in the entire process.

1.  Think of why you need to refill the printer cartridge instead of throwing them away. You save money on printer ink and printer supplies. You also help save the environment from harm. Don’t ever think that refilling your printer cartridge will damage your printer or void your printer’s warranty.

2.  Know the signs on when to refill your empty printer cartridges. Please don’t wait until they are empty. This can dry and eventually clog the printer nozzle. As an end result, your printer won’t work. When the “low ink” warning sign shows, refill the empty printer cartridge at once.

3.  It is important to learn the refilling process. Be ready with your paper towels before you start this job. Make a small hole on the ink cartridge, particularly where the letter “e” in Dell is written. Use a 1/16 inch drill for this process.

Use a syringe to transfer the printer ink slowly into the printer cartridge – about 10 to 15 ml will do. Insert the syringe and make sure it reaches the hard sponge inside the printer cartridge. Allow the printer ink to set overnight before placing it back inside the Dell printer. Remember to put a tape over the small hole to prevent ink from drying.

Once you’ve kept all the above-mentioned tips in mind, you can refill your Dell printer ink with much ease. You can do ink refilling once or twice before you dispose your printer cartridge with Dell supplies.

Most Common Printing Problems for Your Dell Inkjet Printers and How to Fix Them

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

As with other printers, you may encounter printing problems using your Dell inkjet printers. The best way to solve this problem is to look intently into the problem. There are also instances when you need to read instructions that may appear on your PC’s – those that denote errors and how to solve them. But if the screen does not provide you with the right way on how to solve the problem, then you may make use of other tips as well.

How to fix Dell inkjet printer printing problems

Here is a list of some of the most common problems that you share with other Dell inkjet printer users. Learn about how you may troubleshoot them.

1. Paper jam. This can be very common to all printers. The main solution here is to turn off the printer, remove the jam and then reload the paper. But what if you don’t see any jammed paper on your Dell inkjet printer? What you need to do is to check on your printer rollers. Fix the roller and tighten it up when needed.

2. Printing failure. What if you failed to print your document when in fact you found out that everything is going on fine? The solution is to check on the inkjet cartridge. There must be some dried ink stuck in there. Moisten that portion using a cotton swab. This will allow ink to flow out again of the cartridge.

3. Printing failure after making cartridge refills. When your Dell inkjet printer does not function after you have refilled its cartridge, then there might be something wrong with how you installed it. But in some instances however, this problem may arise once you have not refilled the cartridge after the low printer ink status appeared on your screen. Therefore, it is important to refill your printer cartridges immediately once the status is low. Otherwise, you may need to pay for a new cartridge.

4. Problems on paper feeding. There are some Dell inkjet printers that can cause you these problems. The most common example of which is paper jam. To solve this problem, you should check on the paper path. Something must be blocking the paper to get in there. Afterwards, simply turn off the printer then unplug it. Shake it to remove whatever is blocking your inkjet printer.

These are just some of the printing problems you may encounter with Dell inkjet printers. If you don’t want these errors to get in the way of your printing, you should research more and find out on how you can solve other problems that may arise with your use of an inkjet printer from the manufacturer. The best way to make searches is through the company’s website.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

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