Bringing an Inkjet Printer back to life
We just upgraded to a rocking sweet new printer, but I just didn't feel right throwing the old Canon S300 away. It had become totally useless, unable to print black and yellow.
The printer was only a $50 printer and the local printer place said they'd repair it by soaking the print head for, you guessed it, $50. No way, says I. Instead I got a small plastic container and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and soaked the print head (minus ink) overnight.
Amazingly, the printer has been brought back from the dead and prints better now than in years. I took it to my office and replaced the old Canon BJ200ex at work with my shiny new-to-me-at-work S300 Color.
New printer at home, well-loved printer at work and now an orphaned B&W inkjet on my shelf...gotta find a home for that...
Isn't recycling of techie equipment great? I just can't stand to throw anything away if it can be put to some use.