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Lexmark X2600 refill problem

I have a new Lexmark X2600 3 in 1 scanner/printer that just went thru its first cartridge. I refilled the cartridge with Nukote ink as I have my last 3 Lexmark printers. When I installed the refilled cartridge it keeps telling me to install a new cartridge. Is there something in this printer that will not allow it to use a refilled cartridge?

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  • brookendonal Oct 26, 2008

    my x2500 is doing the same thing

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    same question

  • dodger roger Feb 11, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with my X2650, it won't accept the refilled black cartridge, keeps telling me to order a new expensive Lexmark cartridge. There must be a solution!!

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    lexmark x2600 doesnt recognize refilled cartridge

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    refilled my lexmark black ink cartridge and it still reads empty or low



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Many printer manufacturers put something (a chip?) in the circuit of the cartridge to prevent refilled ones from being recognized by the printer....when the "factory" cartridge is empty, the only way for the printer to see a full cartridge again is by using a "new" factory one, ...i guess it's the big name brands way of making sure you buy "their" ink and not use refulls.

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I refilled the cartridge but it still willnot print

Please note that Lexmark does not recommend use of a refilled cartridge. Refilling a cartridge can affect print quality and may cause damage to the printer. For best results, use Lexmark supplies.
You may try to re-insert the cartridges and make sure they are seated properly or clean the cartridge nozzles. Manually wipe the cartridge nozzles with a slightly moistened soft cloth to clean it from possible dirt and clogs. Then, reinsert the cartridges in to the printer. Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
If that doesn't help, please replace your refilled cartridges with new genuine Lexmark supplies.

Sep 19, 2011 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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I keep getting an EC 1 message after installing new ink cartridges in my lexmark X2600 series printer.

Have you used a refilled cartridge.
They have chips in cartridge to tell the printer its full.
You can buy a reseter off ebay.

Feb 05, 2011 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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I had my black ink cartridge refilled and I cannot get the printer software to recognize that it is no longer empty

Lexmark is a company with a simple model: sell the printers cheap and ink expensive. Many brand name cartridges have little sensors that trip when it's empty. This paired with software that tells cartridges to expire after they reach a certain amount of time.
The X2600 is especially made to sell ink. As I'm sure you know, she won't print unless she has a color cartridge.
If you paid someone to do this, they should have known #14 & #15 inks (the one's the x2600 takes) auto expire after a given amount of time. Because of this a newer cartridge may refill just fine and suddenly, once it passes the "expiration date" the cartridge just shuts down.
There are sophisticated hacks were you modify your print software and OS registry to ignore such things but you may be happier just buying the refill cartridge.
I know, it's unfair! Lexmark covered their bases on that one too. Like most companies, the terms you agreed to when you installed the printer and the manual include a commitment to only use Lexmark brand refills and not to refill cartridges as it "may damage your printer."
Here's a good article that addresses the issue in more detail.
Hope this helps!

Aug 14, 2010 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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I have an ink refill kit and have used it with a different printer however now that I have the Lexmark x2600 I need to know if I can refill these cartridges they are #14 and #15 cartridges


Cartridges #14 and#15 can be refilled, but they won't work afterward, because they have a "smart chip" that blows the electric contacts on the cartridges (that is why Lexmark labels them as "return program cartridges").
You should buy #14A and #15A, those are refillable.

Hope that helps!

May 09, 2010 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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I have an ink refill kit and have used it with a different printer, however now that I have the Lexmark x2600, I need to know if I can refill these cartridges, they are #14 and #15 cartridges

Hi there

I think you can not refill any Lexmark because lexmarks printers are made not to reset after refills sorry.

All the best Pineworks

Mar 17, 2010 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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Empty ink


According to your problem it seems your cartridge has been damaged or choked so change your cartridge. Because some times when we use refilled cartridge, Ink goes dry and printer's sensor can not sense the ink.



Feb 23, 2010 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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How to refill a lexmark x2600 black ink cartridge?

Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.

Nov 05, 2009 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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Refilled cartridge for Lexmark 2600 InkJet and it says it needs a new cartridge, it is the worst printer ever!!!!!!!!!! What should i do now?????????????

Hi, this is common for a Lexmark. They won't recognize a cartridge that has been remanufactured or refilled. All you can do is ignore the warning and go ahead and print your job. Use the cartridge until you notice a deterioration in print quality, then replace it. If this helps you, then please rate the answer. Thanks! Hal

Jun 13, 2009 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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How do I get my lexmark x2600 ink cartridges to work

To get your printer to recognize the new cartridge; go to start - printer and faxes -right click on printer - preferences (printing preferences) -settings -load factory settings. Print test page Ctrl+P

Mar 02, 2009 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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Lexmark 29 ink cartridge

For the record the lexmark 29 (18C1429) cartridge is a one time use cartridge (return program cartridge). If you want to get a Lexmark 29 cartridge that you can refill you must buy the 18C1529 Lexmark 29 cartridge. This cartridge can be refilled and reused. The catch, you can only buy this cartridge from new. I know of one company that sells the remanufacture Lexmark 29 (18C1529)

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