I’m sure others have experienced their print cartridges drying up on them due to lack of use. It seems like every time I want to print something out on my Epson photo printer, the damn print cartridge has dried up and won’t print properly. I guess I just don’t print enough stuff out on a regular basis.
I got a brain-storm of an idea the other day and decided to try soaking the base of the cartridge in WD40 to see if it would soften and clean the dried ink and holy crap – it worked!!! (I soaked it over-night and then wiped it off good before reinstalling it in the printer)
I had to run the printer through 3 head cleaning cycles afterward, but it cleared the clogged nozzles and it is now working perfectly.
Just thought I’d share my tip – especially with the price of print cartridges.
I don’t know if it will work with other types of cartridges, but it definitely did the trick for my Epson.
I guess that I should add this to the 45 other uses for WD-40.