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  1. #1
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    Refilling Ink Cartriges...

    Ive got one of those refill kits where you drill a tiny hole and you refill it yourself, but im having a weird problem.

    For some reason, when i fill them up, i have to prop them up against something so they stay over top of the bottles, cause all the ink that i put in slowly drips out of the sponge-thingy on the bottom.

    Is there anyone that fills their own catriges? Am i doing something wrong?

    -Sin
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    I have done it and I put a piece of adhesive tape on the bottom and after filling, one on the top. Then when put in the printer, the bottom get punctured and the top stay covered till next time.

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    Tell us what printer you have. With HP you have to leave the holes open with the color so it doesnít form a vacuum. With the HP black you have to squeeze the sides before you seal the hole to make a vacuum. Usually cartridges with sponges donít want a vacuum.

    Go to www.oddparts.com and find the refill instructions for your printer.
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    i have a canon bjc6000 that has the individual black/blue/red/yellow cartriges.

    so i gotta leave the pin holes open?

    -Sin
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    Asus A7M266 Motherboard
    Amd Athlon 1.2 gig Cpu
    512 PC2100 Ram
    120 Gig 7200rpm 8mb Buffer
    GeForce4 4200 Ti 128mb video card
    Terratec 24/96 sound card
    Fong Kai 320 case with 400watt PSU

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    On my printer (HP) I have to let about 2oz drip out to equalize the pressure in the print head; some kits supply a syringe and special adapter to **** it out, but I just let it drop. Takes a while. I don't think your canon BJC needs this, though, as it's a completely different design. Are you sure you're using the right ink?
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  6. #6
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    yeah..thats what i ordered on the website...but im almost out of the ink anyway, so i have to reorder..but im gonna reorder from someone else.

    can you suggest a good website to go to to get refill inks?

    -Sin
    My PC:
    Asus A7M266 Motherboard
    Amd Athlon 1.2 gig Cpu
    512 PC2100 Ram
    120 Gig 7200rpm 8mb Buffer
    GeForce4 4200 Ti 128mb video card
    Terratec 24/96 sound card
    Fong Kai 320 case with 400watt PSU

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    www.inksupply.com has good ink in small quantities. I use their color inks in my HP and canít tell them from the original at 1200 X 2400 on premium photo paper.

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