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cartridge ball bearings?

by frankzxcv / March 27, 2010 11:53 AM PDT

i used to be pretty good at refilling HP 45 black ink cartridges but i have run out of the ball bearings needed to seal the cartridges. seems silly to buy a whole new kit when i have all else here. can i buy the plugs or ball bearing plugs at a hardware store? any ideas? thanks ! - fj

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by Willy / March 27, 2010 8:00 PM PDT

I would think most h/w stores don't have "ball bearing" by themselves and if they do not that small. Though, you should check it out anyways. If you have a loose bearing left, allow a machinist to check dimensions, etc. and see if a typical bearing can be broken to access the balls, What a good machine job or such offers if totally up in the air. You're going to have to scourg a bit before finding.

tada ------Willy Happy

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Instructions..addenum
by Willy / March 28, 2010 11:25 AM PDT

It appears you don't need the ball bearing as an absolute, in fact you may want to disengage it entirely. The instructions found here say, the ball is lost once pushed in.

http://www.printbritain.co.uk/mpc13black.pdf
http://www.ehow.com/how_6109050_inkjet-cartridge-refilling-instructions.html

What you need after this is a plug or button, they call it a bung. It in effect is a plug. In this vein, I would think any refill source should provide a supply of these or be brought alone, inquire at your original source or elsewhere.

tada -----Willy Happy

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