take it apart?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> of just use it and re-fill the ink cartridges <br /> https://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Fill-Printer-Cartridge/<br />
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Or find someone to give it to... though, seriously, cheap inkjet printers are a glut on the market. (I have two spares sitting in my basement that I purchased because getting the whole printer was cheaper than getting a new set of ink cartridges for that model.)
just re-fill them!
I've done that. For the printers I've used, the OEM inks do produce better results, and if I'm printing color at all I want near-photographic quality or better, with near-archival resistance to fading or better. Instead, I sprung for a laserprinter with a decent long-life toner cartridge. Disposable stuff goes through it.
the colors are a little washed out... but i don't really mind
Like Burf said -- if it works, give it to a friend; if it's broken, salvage it for parts. 1) everyone knows someone who can use a printer. 2) printers have neat parts you can use in a plethora of projects.
Here is how I deal with old electronic toys, in order of priority to me, If it works: 1. Give it to a friend. 2. Donate it to a charity. 3. Tear it down, study how it works, and salvage the parts. 4. Sell it on Ebay.If it doesn't work: 1. Tear it down, study how it works, and salvage the parts. 2. Turn it in to a recycler. 3. Put it in a "Just in case" box, and store with all your other salvaged goodies.