Printer Repair Questions? Ask IT Technicians for Answers ASAP
Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
You would need to use a syringe (with a needle, or preferably a piece of plastic tubing) to suck the old ink out. You likely don't need to actually replace it but could give it a good shake/stir to get it back together and put it back in.
If you opt to remove it entirely, it would be a good idea to pour a bit of rubbing alcohol in the reservoir to clean it out, and wipe it out as best you can with qtips and let dry well before putting fresh ink in. After, you'll want to run several cleaning cycles (nozzle clean) in the printer settings/maintenance menu.
You cannot remove the tank. I meant if you remove all of the ink out of the tank to replace it with new (rather than just trying to remix and reuse)
You have to access it from the same port you use to squirt new ink in, that is why a syringe/tubing is needed.
You don't really need the needle portion, just the syringe portion.
Diabetic syringes are sold at any drug store without a prescription, but the needle on those is much too small too be useful.
You can also buy a printer cleaning kit (for a different type of cleaning, but the syringe works just as well for this): https://amzn.to/3fXadeR
That plastic piece should be able to pull off/up, it is just a press fit piece that inserts into the fill hole.
There may be some dried ink holding it in, but you can pull it off or even cut it if needed
Correct, if you can't lift it off, you can cut it out to make the port more accessible.
Yes they are but you can just hold the bottle in place for the rare occasions you need to fill them
You're very welcome, and best of luck to you!