I recently bought refill ink cartridges for my printer and for a couple of weeks I had no problems. Then the check print cartridge light kept flashing. I took them out and replaced them again but no joy. I tried to get an estimated ink level but it only showed the black as full and didnt even show the colour. I put the old cartridges back and the printer works but the quality of printout is terrible I guess due to low ink althought the estimated ink levels show almost full on the old ones. I tried to replace the new ones again but the light still flashing. Is there a problem with my printer or is the replacement cartridges I bought suddenly developed a fault?
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Re: problem with new ink cartridge
More that likely the refilled ink cartridges are faulty and should be replaced. While some folks have pretty good luck with refilled cartridges, it is generally better to stick with the new ones.
As to the problem with old cartridges, keep in mind that the estimated ink levels are just that - estimates. However, if your printer has an option for cleaning the cartridges, try that before chunking them. Take them out, put them back in, and run the cleaning process. Sometimes the nozzles can get clogged up and running the cleaning process will clear them up. ( DO NOT TRY TO CLEAN THE CARTRIDGES MANUALLY!)
If none of this helps, you will more than likely just need to get some new cartridges. - Graye
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Get new ink cartridges. If they sit that long without being used the ink will dry out in the print head part of the cartridge and clog the very small holes. The clogs are inside the cartridge so wiping the outside will not clear the blockage. In the future if you have to leave the unit without it being used for over about a week you should remove the ink carts and put them in a sealed zip lock bag to prevent them from drying out.
You have refilled the ink that is why it reports low ink. The explanation for this, is that the ink cartridge estimates the ink level by using the number of pages you have printed. Once you have reached a pre-programmed number of pages, the ink cartridge reports that it is empty; but it is not necessarily empty. If it prints then continue printing. However, it will always give a low ink warning. Remember to get it refilled once the pages start getting missing text (or graphics). If you cannot print, then you will either have to purchase a new cartridge or ask the person at the refill shop to reset it, if it is possible.
Perhaps the chips in the cartridges have failed? In which case you may need to replace them with brand new cartridges. If that doesn't work you might need to send it for repair as the cartridges might have damaged your machine.
You cannot reset the ink level for the HP 60 ink cartridge. Simply ignore the ink level indicator if you refill your cartridges. It is only an estimate of the ink level anyway. See pg 72 of the user manual.
I have a Lexmark X5495 printer and I had it refilled a couple of weeks ago, suddenly i have a message that goes "Order new ink" or something and i check the cartridge but it is still full. I try restarting the printer and even the computer but the printer STILL won't let me print.
u just have to replace the refilled cartridges.and insert new orignal cartridges.this is a very common problem in epson printers that refilled cartridges work sometimes and sometimes dont.so insert new orignal cartridges to have good printouts.
There are a couple ways to trick it into accepting the cartridge. You can put a different one in, take it out and then put the filled one in. Or you can find a refill kit with instructions on what contacts to cover with tape and you have to do it 2 or 3 times to get the printer to reset. Sometimes you can shut off the computer and printer for 20 min and start it up again. Or you can get the sledge hammer and smash the stupid printer before it sucks up your life savings and vow never to buy from a company that profits from causing problems that they tell you can only be solved by using more of their overpriced solutions.
Depending on how many times you have refilled the wells of the cartride the sensor inside may be going bad as the manufature of the cartridge only intended it for a one time use. My recommendation would be to buy a off brand compatible and refill those.