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dmb_job



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: solvent for cleaning externally Reply with quote

I have a bunch of Lexmark 32, 33 cartridges that are full of ink but appear to have dried ink in the nozzles.
What generic solvent can I use to soak the heads and attempt to make the cartridges usable. I don't mean some commercial solvent sold for that purpose, I am looking for something like lighter fluid, benzene, acetone, fingernail polish remover, i.e something that I would likely have around the house. Thanks.
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inkgirl



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

The best nonharmful solvent would be distilled water (must be distilled, not just bottled water or tap water) and rubbing alcohol. A 50/50 mixture should do the trick. And then you can soak the cartridges in a bath (in a coffee mug or what ever will accommodate the amount of cartridges you have) of that mixture and that should dissolve the dried ink.

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