Changing ink cartridges is a routine job every printer owner should know how to do to avoid additional expenses of arranging professional assistance. Most printers are designed with ease of use in mind, which is the case with Canon printers, so this job can be done fairly quickly. Still, some initial introduction is needed when attempting to do this to prevent damage to your hardware or personal injury.
What Not to Do When Changing the Ink Cartridge in Canon Printer
First and foremost, you mustn’t touch the electrical contacts on the bottom of the cartridge unit. You can easily recognize these as they are painted in gold color. The same applies to the print head nozzles, as this equipment is extremely sensitive to grease and can suffer from shorting out. For this reason, it is advisable to wear rubber gloves during the process but still refrain from touching these areas. For more information, consider reading through the official Canon Printer User Manual.
Once you open the cartridge door, the inside can be stained in ink. Keep this in mind to avoid staining yourself or your clothes. It is recommended to wipe any residues on the inside of the printer with a dry, microfiber cloth. Do not use any loose material such as toilet paper as this can cause issues with your device functioning.
Never attempt to apply any amount of force on the guides or moving components of the printer. Once you open the cartridge door, and the printer is powered on, it will automatically present the cartridge tray for you, positioning it in a convenient spot for replacement. Any metallic parts should not be touched.
Lastly, please consult your local regulations and laws regarding waste management and dispose of your old cartridges accordingly.
Please note that this is just the introduction part to our fully featured article explaining the process and issues that might occur when changing the ink cartridge in your Canon printer. Keep an eye on this space as we will update it in a short while.