A Good Personal Statement Will Require At Least One Of The Cartridges

  • Gather the following materials:

    • Distilled water (tap water might contain contaminants that can damage the ink cartridge)

    • Cotton swabs, coffee filter, or other soft, lint-free material

    • Clean sheet of paper

  • Open the front access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.

  • Unplug the power cord from the rear of the printer.

  • Lightly press down on the ink cartridge to release it, and then pull the ink cartridge out to remove it from its slot.

  • Place the ink cartridge on a sheet of paper with the copper strips facing up.


    Clean the ink cartridges one at a time. Do not leave an ink cartridge outside of the printer for more than 30 minutes.

  • Clean the copper-colored contacts.

    1. Lightly moisten the lint-free material with distilled water and squeeze out any excess water.

    2. Gently wipe the ink cartridge copper contacts clean until there is no ink residue or debris on the cloth.


      Do not touch the ink nozzles with your skin. This can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.

        Figure : Copper-colored contacts and ink nozzles on the cartridge

      1. Copper-colored contacts

      2. Ink nozzles (do not touch)

      Figure : Cleaning the cartridge contacts

    3. Repeat this process on the other ink cartridge.

  • Clean the carriage contacts.

    1. Lightly moisten the lint-free material with distilled water and squeeze out any excess water.

    2. Clean the electrical contacts in the carriage that holds the ink cartridges.


      The carriage image might not look exactly like the carriage area in your printer, but the steps are the same for cleaning the electrical contacts in your printer.

      Figure : Electrical contacts inside the carriage

  • Wait 10 minutes to allow the ink cartridge and carriage electrical contacts to dry.

  • Reinstall the ink cartridges. Make sure the ink cartridges snap in place and the icon on the ink cartridge matches the icon on the slot.

    Figure : Example of inserting the tri-color ink cartridge

  • Connect the power cord to the back of the printer, and then press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  • Close the front access door.

  • Print a page to see if the printer displays the same message.

  • Review/Editing Service of Personal Statements in PHPL Advising

    UCF Pre-Health and Pre-Law students and alumni can contact the office at 407-823-3033 to find out how to submit your personal statement for review AT NO COST.� It is always beneficial to have at least one other person review your personal statement to assist with message clarity, appropriate content, grammar, formatting, and structure issues, and the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising office can provide feedback in these areas. In addition to personal statements, we will also review any writing that is part of your application process, such as autobiography, secondary/supplemental application answers, activity descriptions, diversity statements, addenda, etc.

    Additionally, please observe the following deadline dates for submission of your personal statement for review during each application cycle; depending on load, personal statements submitted after these dates may not be able to be reviewed. Other documents (ex. secondary/supplemental application answers) listed in previous paragraph can be reviewed after the deadlines below.

    • September 1st: Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)
    • October 1st: Dentistry, Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine
    • November 1st: Physical Therapy
    • December 1st: Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry, Public Health
    • March 1st: Law

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    Student Testimonials – Personal Statement Review Service in PHPL Advising

    • “The personal statement reviewer was very helpful, responded in a timely manner, gave lots of comments/tips.”
    • Great feedback in both realms of grammar/syntax and overall flow.”
    • “I’m in an OT program now, so PHPL’s reviewing service is right on!
    • “A great service that was extremely helpful!

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