Well, this seems to be the topic of the day:-) When the ink dries up in the nozzle it forms a deposit or a glob if you will. I have seen many people post that you should use water, which is not a great idea. Water takes a long time to work, and even longer to dry. Using acetate (common finger nail polish remover) on a lint free towel like Scott's will remove the deposits and dry properly. Remember that this will ruin about any surface like tables that you get it on. Put acetate on the towel and slowly rub the cartridge over it, turning to a clean part of the towel frequently, until the ink disappears. You may have to do this a couple of times to clear the nozzles. After it is hand cleaned, run the printer cleaning program to help get it flowing again. Hope this helps.
PC Repair Technician since 1990
· 1 decade ago