Making Your Computer Rock-Solid

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Making Your Computer Rock-Solid

If you are like me, you might rely heavily on your computer for work everyday. Unfortunately, if you haven't reinforced your system with security software and system updates, your computer might not last forever. A few years ago, I was plugging along when my computer completely died. After spending hundreds of dollars on manufacturer repairs, a friend of mine who worked in computer services taught me a few tips. I want to teach you to make your computer rock-solid, so that you don't have to deal with surprise system failures and annoying glitches. After all, nothing is worse than a computer with problems.

Why You Should Replace, Not Refill, Your Printer Cartridges

When it comes to stocking your printer supplies, finding ways to save money is important. However, you also need to consider whether those cost savings are truly saving you overall — not just in long-run expenditures, but also in time and potential complications. For example, some people opt to refill printer cartridges in an effort to save money. If you've been thinking about refilling your printer cartridges, here are a few reasons why you might want to think again.

Refilling Printer Cartridges Can Be Messy

When you refill printer cartridges, it's often done by purchasing bulk-sized bottles of printer ink and using an injection tool to draw ink from the bottle and inject it into the cartridge. This can lead to ink spills, smears, and drips that can be difficult to clean up. You'll need to make sure you're working in an area with plenty of newspaper or something similar to catch drips, and you should wear gloves to keep from staining your hands with the ink as well. You can avoid the mess altogether if you simply replace your printer cartridges from a local printer supply store.

The Refill Process Is Time-Consuming

When you think about replacing your printer's ink cartridges, the process is usually quick and easy. You pop the old one out, unwrap the new one, and then put the new one in. That means you'll be done in a matter of seconds when you're simply replacing the cartridge with a new one.

Refilling your printer cartridges, on the other hand, is a time-consuming undertaking. It means taking the time to get the supplies out, setting up the area with protective newspaper layers, and then injecting the cartridge with ink. The injection process alone can take time because you can't put a lot of ink in the cartridge at any one time.

Cartridges Will Leak Over Time

Printer cartridges are manufactured to be disposable, which means they aren't designed to last a long time. When you choose to refill your printer cartridges instead of replacing them, you are extending that life beyond what it was designed for.

As a result, the seal around the print head on the cartridge can gradually fail, leading to leaks from the cartridge. This manifests in smears, streaks, and other flaws on your printed documents. Unfortunately, this often means having to reprint things several times, costing you more in ink and paper.

As you can see, while refilling printer cartridges might save you money on ink, it can be more trouble than it is truly worth. Consider these points, and reach out to a local retailer of printer supplies near you today for the cartridges that your printer needs.