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Old Mar 29, 2005, 2:26 PM   #1
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I refilled my canon bci-6bk cartridge (1st time) a few days ago and now i noticed that it's leaking and it's ink even contaminated the other ink tanks. ANy idea y it's leaking ink and any remedy for it? THanks in advance.

Clarification : THe crtridge was refilled to half it's capacity so i dun think i overfilled it, however i found out that the nozzle is now leaking. It din happen when i 1st refilled it a few days ago, but this time when i took the cartridge out, it leaked until there was no more ink in the ink reservoir. Any idea wat might b causing this?
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 3:14 PM   #2
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If the refill hole in the ink chamber isn't sealedproperlythe cartwill leak. It'sa good idea to let a refilled cart set withits exit port uncovered and elevated so that it'snot touching anything for 20 minutes after you finish - one of the reasons is totest forleaks.
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 4:01 PM   #3
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thanks for the tip, will giv it a try
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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Certainly sounds like it's not fully sealed, what did you seal it with?, I use re-fillable cartriges from InkJetGoodies which have rubber plugs for the fill holes, never had aproblem with them and I refill 2 different sets of cartridges at least twice a month.

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 7:39 PM   #5
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yup, i can now attest to the fact that my cartridge wasn't sealed properly. I used adhesive tape (the type that electricians use) as recommended by the ink manufacturer but it didn't work. However, i did stop the leak by coating the refill hole with some glue and that did it. THanks for the help btw.
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If using tape of any kind to cover the refill hole, always make sure the area around the hole is quite clean -- no trace of ink at all, and ensure the tape lays perfectly flat.

Otherwise air WILL find its way into the tank, no matter what kind of tape you use.
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 7:01 AM   #7
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well, actually tat's wat i did, wiped the surface clean of any residual ink and then taped it over carefully (used 3 kinds of different adhesive tapes) and yet it still leaks. Anyway, solved the problem with some glue. Gonna get a CIS system soon anyway, so goodbye to troublesome refills eventhough it wasn't hard, but it can certainly get dirty very quickly! hehe.
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