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RICOH AFICIO AP400N - HOW DO YOU REFILL THE CARTRIDGE

Does anybody have instructions on how to refill this particular cartridge?

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Hi,

this is a all in one unit. and available as supply,

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I have a couple of questions for you.

You mentioned you used a refilled cartridge and it worked for a day before it stopped. You also said you contacted a supplier who sent a replacement.

Please clarify the following for me:

Did you refill a cartridge yourself and it worked for a day before stopping, and then you bought another cartridge from a supplier and it still does not work? If this is the case, tell me what happens when you try to print? Does the unit not respond? Is there an error on the display? Does the printer say its out of ink when you try and print? Are there flashing lights indicating a problem? When you removed the old cartridge and inserted the fitted replacement, did the printer recognize that a catridge had been removed and then recognize that a new cartridge was installed?

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Did you buy a refilled cartridge from a company who sells them and it worked for a day before stopping so you contacted the supplier who gave you another refilled cartridge which still does not work?

If so, please tell me what happens when you try and print? Is the unit responding? Remove the cartridge from the printer. Turn the printer off, leaving the cartridge out. Wait a minute or so and turn it back on. Does the printer say that the cartridge is missing or not installed? Put the cartridge back in the unit, and tell me if it recognizes that a cartridge has been installed? Does the printer say the cartridge is still out of ink? Is there an error code on the display? If so, what is it?

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