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Haven't Used My Printed In 3 Months! Any Special Procedures?

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I have a Canon Pixma IP4500, and it ran out of ink in November 09. Well to be honest it was just one cartridge that ran out of ink, but the others were extremely low as well. I didn't have the time to buy a new cartridge than because I went on vacation for over a month's time. I came back from vacation and still didn't buy a replacement cartridge because I've been busy up until now. Not only that but I'm planning on buying a "Continuous Ink Supply System" for the printer soon.

My questions are:

1) Do I need to do anything to maintain the printer while it's out of use? Because frankly speaking it's just sitting there, and I'd hate for it to be clogged when I finally try to use it or worse. I'm still not going to be using it for a while so if you have any storage advice let me know!

2) Are there any special procedures I should run when I do finally get a "Continuous Ink Supply System" since the printer hasn't been used in so long?


Edited by superstar, 10 March 2010 - 12:51 PM.

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1) No, though you may want to remove the cartridges in case they leak. Just because they're "low" doesn't mean they can't leak.
2) No.
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