Welcome fellow Canberran I would be more than happy to help you out with either compatable
cartridges, refills or bulk ink at a very good price and advice is free.We are on Marcus Clarke St. in the
city ph 62474030 if I can be of any help.
Sorry Rob I don,t mean to use...
I believe a glue gun and a hot wax gun are the same thing they use a stick of hard wax feed
to a heated nozzle .they are very cheap to buy I got mine from a stationary store but hardware
stores and supermarkets also sell them.
I think your problem here is the tape used to seal the hole,normally when the ball bearing
is pushed in it is then replaced with another ball bearing for a good seal I think the tape you are
using is not sealing properly and allowing a flow out the head.
or alternatively, as I...
I have no problems with MIS shipping to Australia they are very helpful and well priced,
shipping has only cost about $10.00 US for a small parcel and generaly takes about
5 to 7 days and I can pay by credit card
Rob I thought 50 or so mls of ink vacuumed out was plenty, WRONG it was only when I tipped the printer on an angle that ink ran out and it was obvious I was going to have to pull it apart with my trusty 20 years + old needle nose pliers that is missing one handle pad. :)
Unfortunately I did not...
Granddad hope this photo clarifies a few things for you
The pad itself is about 2cm thick and is made from some type of wool like material kinda like a quilt. The drain posts from the over spray sponge is a very dense type of sponge, similar to the type inside a Canon cart but much denser...
the priming cycle on the printer does help but is not as strong as a priming pump
to draw ink from the sponge into the nozzles especially if the cart has been run dry
they are a clip on attachment that fits over nozzle and ink is drawn out with a syinge
they are very inexpensive but well worth...
At a guess 12 months worth of borderless printing, 3 to 4000 A4 prints worth and cleaning or deep cleaning just about every second day mostly because of the pesky light magenta cart not printing. The printer is an A3+ printer so has a bigger waste pad than an A4, so by approximation I would get...
After studying this web site for a while I thought this guy was a little contradictory
but then realized his philosophy on cart refilling is a simple one. We all go to far
in our attempts to clean heads, rejuvenate sponges etc to the point were damage is actually
done when all thats needed is...
A couple of posts ago I posed the question how many times can you reset the ink tank full message without actually doing anything and on another post attempted to use a vacuum line to empty the tank Rob thought 40 to 50 mls was quite a lot of ink to get get out. But let me tell you Rob it wasn't...
the hp 45s are a bladder type of cart the easiest way to refill it is with a snap on bottom filler
from http://inksupply.com the 78 cart is a sponge type, the three indents on the top are actually
vent holes but must be pushed out to fit a syinge in but don't seal them as all...
You could try the old epson fool it trick where you put a new cart in the printer then open the printer
to change the cart but power off at the power point(not the printer off button) then put the refilled cart in and power back on printer thinks the cart is still full works on epsons not sure...
came across this very informative site on cartridge remanufacturing the indepthnes would make granddad
proud and the microscope photos will make nifty drool
I would fill the reservoir with isopropl alcohol or some other ink cleaning fluid
with a synge without the needle
let the cart stand for about an hour then flush it out with a priming clip
perhaps doing this more than once might help
Sorry my mistake the carts I've been refilling are for the epson R210/310/510
I wrongly assumed they were durabrite
my supplier is unable to get a durabrite replacement but do agree they are
possibly a dye pigment mixture