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Lexmark 24 A refill not recognized by printer

Instructions said the 24 A can be refilled , when placed in the printer the printer did not recognize the cartridge is there anything that can be done to get the ink levels to show and the cartridge to work

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    Same problem, 23a and 24a cartridges ~ Previously, the printer was saying running out of color and black low. Got to the point where it would only print in black and white. Took cartridges to be filled, put them in. Printer says; black 1/4 full (it was just filed) No ink in color cartridge (full
    -but they added alittle yellow?) And now won't print in color. -> no tape on cartridge, rubbed the contact points with an eraser, cleaned with alcohol, tried making more copies to see if it would snap out of it .... Plus Iam getting this choosing the proper paper etc., etc.. on the printer. This is the second time that I have had the cartridges filled and doubt if they were that low when I took them in to be filled. and... all this yadda yadda about the proper lexmark ink and cartridges etc., etc..

    Anybody got any ideas ? install new driver- it seems like lexmark is making all these problems so we buy their $$ cartridges. which is nothing more than extortion...



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Try taking the cartidges out and ensuring the cellophane wrapping is removed (completely). You better hope your internal wiring housing isn't jacked up because you're screwed if it is. You may as well smash it on the street, honestly. However, there is still hope. take the housing screws and remove the housing unit. There should be a green and blue wire connected to a chip. Take rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip and swab the **** out of the base where there may or may not be solder. If you have any flux, dab a pin size amount over ALL the connections inside and the CAREFULLY put everything back together.

If you are screwdriver retarded, then bring it to the mall and have someone look at. That way, when they take you for $50-$100 and tell you it's garbage, you don't have to walk far to buy another printer.

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