Re: what is the reset sequence for lexmark z1300 series
Agreed, this "fix" works. It'll give a popup asking to order more ink. Close it and print again, and the printer prints. MUST use #34 (black) or #35 (color) cartridges. The initial cartridges WILL NOT allow this action, no matter how hard you try. I am looking for a way to do the reset so it doesn't know the cartridge is depleated. Apparently it recognises the cartridge by serial number, and keeps a running stat on the last 5 cartridges that were in it. Possible solution is to insert 5 other cartridges, then your refilled one (now that it's serial number was bumped from the printers list). I haven't been able to verify this yet. I am also maybe going to see if there is a "cover this contact" or "cover the following contacts in sequence re-inserting the cartridge each time" approach. Wish me luck!
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Try to remove and re-insert the cartridges into the printer carrier and make sure they are firmly inserted into the slot. Try to print again.
Print quality issues can be due to dirty or clogged cartridge nozzles. Try to open the Lexmark Solution Center on your computer to clean the cartridges.
On your computer, go to Start menu > Programs > Lexmark 1300 Series folder > Lexmark Solution Center. From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a test page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them.
Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
Lexmark International does not recommend the use of third party inks or inkjet cartridge refill kits. Genuine Lexmark inks and cartridges are perfectly matched to the printing system. Using genuine Lexmark ink and cartridges ensures that every document produced is of the highest possible print quality, providing long-term dependable service from your Lexmark printer.
Lexmark cannot assure the excellent print quality and reliability of its inkjet cartridges after a cartridge has been refilled. Using incompatible inks in an attempt to extend the life of a genuine Lexmark cartridge beyond its recommended usage can cause failures in several different areas of the printer. Inkjet cartridges and printer failures caused by refilling or a third party ink are not covered by your Lexmark printer Warranty, Extended Warranty or Service Agreement.
Please use genuine Lexmark cartridges for best results.
Haven't found a fix as of yet ...Will keep looking .. $15.00 for expert help is half the price of the printer. I'll keep searching , thank you !!!! In the mean time I'll tell everyone about Lexmark and how they handle their ink cartridges
I bought this same printer and after trying numerous things to refill
the cartridges (which are detailed at fixyourownprinter.com), I have
concluded that if you are using black cartridge #28 and/or color
cartridge #29 you cannot refill because these are the "return program"
cartridges. These specific cartridges cannot be refilled and
technically any attempt to refill them is against Lexmark contract
which you agreed to when you opened the sealed bag the cartridge came
in.(Dont believe me? check the bag) I think the bag also said that
there can be criminal charges filed against you if you refill these
cartridges but I seriously doubt that lexmark would go after you since
it has never happened before. My recommendation is to purchase the more
expensive 34 and 35 high yield cartridges which I believe but cannot
confirm will let you refill. What did you expect from lexmark? This
printer is sold at a loss and do you really think that they would sell
you a printer so darn cheap and not expect to make that money back
somehow? These printers are usually picked up by cheapskates (such as
myself) who have no intention to buy any more cartridges other then the
initial one. Well ive learned the hard way that lexmark as well as
other printer companies are now fighting back. If you want cheap ink I
hear that KODAK is selling a printer that is a bit more expensive then
the other brands but has very cheap cartridges. Oh and If you did buy
the high yield cartridges then please reply so I can update the thread
on fixyouownprinter.com and let everyone know.
Hope this helps makes things a bit more clear. Thanks for reading!
I bought this same printer at wal-mart and for the price, it's desposable. When the price of a printer with a color cartridge is about the same as the price of the ink cartridge itself, then I'm happy if I can make it through the ink before it stops working. Mine won't power on anymore, but I don't feel screwed by Lexmark or Wal-Mart, I GOT WHAT I PAID FOR. If you want a better printer you have to pay for it.