Ink cartridges spray the ink onto the paper in a controlled manner to create a text or picture impression. It contains many microscopic nozzles which fire the ink in a steady stream to form an image on the paper. As a heavy-duty component, ink cartridges are susceptible to a variety of issues that may affect the operation of the entire printer. Mostly, cartridges can fail to produce low-quality faded and bloated printouts. This may also cause the printer to make mistakes and stop printing altogether.
There are, however, several ways to clear up the issue of the wrong ink cartridge. These methods can restore the normal functioning of the cartridge to provide efficient delivery of ink during printing. The only thing that is needed is to carefully follow the guidelines set out in the printer operating manual or the instructions provided on the website of the printer manufacturer. Here are some practical ways to fix the faulty ink cartridge in the inkjet printer.
Alignment and cleaning of the print head
A faulty ink cartridge can lead to a deterioration in print quality. It can result in faded printouts with many blotches, stripes, lines, and stripes on the printout. These are usually caused by the incorrect alignment of the print head. Each printer comes with utility software that can perform a variety of tasks, such as print head alignment and cleaning. Carrying out the print head alignment and cleaning by following the on-screen instructions along with the test printouts is likely to solve the problem.
Inspect cartridges for any damage
In reality, a physical inspection of the ink cartridges can determine whether or not it has any damage to the surface. Any damage to the cartridge may cause its delicate interior components to malfunction. The ink stored in its container may also be removed from the damaged ink cartridge, causing spillage and blotches during printouts. Inspect the cartridge and ensure that the electrical contacts and the nozzle section are intact without any obstructions.
Find the error codes.
Faulty ink cartridges will result in a number of error codes appearing on the computer screen. These error codes are programmed in the printer to help the user identify the problem and take the necessary action. Bad ink cartridges can cause the generation of specific error codes that can be identified by looking at the operating manual or the manufacturer’s website. If the cartridge causes the printer to stop printing, it is best to replace the cartridge and have the printer serviced by a qualified technician.