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Why Printer Ink Cartridges Can Sometimes Burst

2010-09-16

When it comes to printer ink cartridges you have the choice of both expensive and cheap cartridges. If you are planning to buy printer ink cartridges, there are several things that you must check before you purchase. One reason for this is safety issues. There have been incidents where printer ink cartridges have burst or exploded. There are several reasons why cartridges would burst.

One reason why ink cartridges would burst is poor quality. Even though there are many ink cartridge suppliers out there, you must always ensure that you buy printer ink cartridges from a reputable supplier. You could speak to your friends or colleagues, or check the internet for reviews of printer ink cartridge suppliers. Select a supplier who has good reviews and order the ink cartridges from them. A faulty ink cartridge can burst while being used and it can damage the printer.

Printer ink cartridges can burst if you use the wrong cartridge or an ink cartridge that is not suitable for your printer. Before purchasing replacement printer ink cartridges, confirm the cartridge number. If you don't note down the correct cartridge number and end up buying or using a cartridge that is not suitable for your printer it could lead to lot of problems including cartridge explosion.

Before you insert a new ink cartridge in the printer you must also check the cartridge body for cracks or breaks. If the cartridge is not handled properly or if it is dropped from a height, it can lead to cracks in the body of the cartridge. If a damaged cartridge is used in the printer the cartridge might burst.

If you have been using a refill kit for refilling the ink cartridges, always make it a point to read the refill kit instructions before using the refill kit. If an ink cartridge is not refilled correctly it can cause the cartridge to burst.

Printer cartridges can burst if they are not disposed off correctly. If printer cartridges are burned or punctured they can burst, releasing deadly fumes which are harmful to the environment.

Even after taking all the precautions, if there is a cartridge burst you must act fast to minimize the damage to your printer components and all the things around the printer.

Printer ink cartridge bursts might be unavoidable in certain situations especially if the quality of the cartridge is poor. When you buy printer ink cartridges, it is important that you are careful while handling them and while inserting them into the printer. Or, if you are using a refillable printer ink cartridge, read all the instructions before refilling the cartridge. Remember, precaution is better than cure.

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