How to Refill Canon Cartirdges PG-30, PG-40, PG-50, CL-31, CL-41, CL-51, CL-52

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Refill intructions for Canon Inkjet Cartirdge PG-30, PG-40, PG-50, CL-31, CL-41, CL-51 and CL-52.
  1. Remove the label from the top of cartridge
  2. Using the drill tool, widen the refill holes for each color.
  3. Prepare an area for refilling.
  4. Attach the needle to syringe and load syringe with 6ml of ink (For color cartridges) position for the 41, 51, 52 cartridges or 20ml for the black 40 and 50 cartridges.
  5. Insert needle into correct color ink hole (that you created in the vent). Penetrate the sponge inside and be sure the needle does not reach the bottom of cartridge. If the needle penetrates to the bottom of the cartridge, the cartridge will leak and is not salvageable.
  6. SLOWLY inject the ink into the cartridge. Stop if the ink begins to well up from the fill hole. Reverse the process and pull about 1ml of ink if it has spilled out the top of the cartridge.
  7. Clean off top of cartridge, un-tape the next fill hole and tape over the one just filled. This is so you don’t accidentally contamination other colors.
  8. Repeat steps 5, 6, 7, 8 until all colors have been injected.
  9. Clean off the top of the cartridge. Place tape over the top of the cartridge so it covers every hole.
  10. Use a pin and put a small hole (vent hole) through the tape for each hole on the top of the cartridge. This is important, don’t skip this step. The cartridge must be vented to atmosphere or it will not work.
  11. Reinstall the cartidge.

4 Responses to "How to Refill Canon Cartirdges PG-30, PG-40, PG-50, CL-31, CL-41, CL-51, CL-52"

Anonymous November 29, 2009 at 9:13 PM

are you sure this procedure works 100%????

Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 2:54 PM

No, it does not work 100% of the time. The step where it says to poke a hole through the tape is false, that will actually cause you to lose ink "into the atmosphere" faster -- and cause the printer to malfunction.

Anonymous June 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM

I don't know why you advise against venting hole, since when you remove the sticker on cartridge there is already a pin hole, so it would make sense to keep one after covering the enlarged hole with tape.

Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 1:06 PM

You DO want to put a pin hole in the tape - don’t skip this step.