What should you do when a cartridge leaks? Put it in the printer still? Clean it up? Throw it away? WHAT TO DO!
Cartridges can leak, whether they’re original manufactured or a remanufactured/compatible cartridge. Sometimes they can be filled too much and the pressure makes them leak a little bit, or sometimes they can get damaged during shipping, this can occur for several reasons; thrown around without being handled correctly, large packages/boxes placed on top, stood on, dropped etc.
We do advise that you do NOT insert a leaking cartridge into your printer as it can cause problems, your printer will become contaminated with ink inside and it will become sticky and then dust and hairs will start to gather causing a blockage and error messages may start to appear if it gets onto the circuitry. It is more hassle placing the cartridge in the printer as opposed to contacting and sorting the problem out with the supplier.